FNE at Venice 2016: Venice Film Festival Unveils Line up

    Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić

    VENICE: The 73rd Venice Film Festival, which will be held from 31 August to 10 September 2016, has unveiled it programme line up with Emir Kusturica’s Serbian/UK/USA coproduction On the Milky Road scoring a slot in the main competition.

    The Bulgarian minority coproduction King of the Belgians directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, and coproduced with Belgium and the Netherlands, landed a slot in the festival’s other competitive section the Orizzonti.

    Venice Days will screen the Croatian/Danish coproduction Ne gledaj mi u pijat / Quit Staring at My Plate directed by Hana Jušić in its main programme line up.  And for those who missed them elsewhere the Venice Days will also screen the three finalists for the LUX Prix, which include Toni Erdmann, a German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction directed by Maren Ade.

    There will be no shortage of star power at the annual event on the Lido with Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender’s The Light between Oceans all set to screen in the official programme.

    The Venice Production Bridge (VPB) continues the Venice Film Market founded in 2012 and will be held 1-5 September 2016. VPB seeks to focus on original film projects and works-in-progress. The event includes the Venice Gap-Financing Market and Final Cut in Venice, which both aim to help to complete films.

    Main Competition

    The Bad Batch (USA)
    Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

    Une vie (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Stephane Brize

    La La Land (USA)
    Directed by Damien Chazelle

    The Light between Oceans (USA, Australia, New Zealand)
    Directed by Derek Cianfrance

    El Ciudadono Ilustre (Argentina, Spain)
    Directed by Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat

    Spira Mirabilis (Italy, Switzerland)
    Directed by Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti

    The Women Who Left (Philippines)
    Directed by Lav Diaz

    La region salvaje (Mexico)
    Directed by Amat Escalante

    Nocturnal Animals (USA)
    Directed by Tom Ford

    Piuma (Italy)
    Directed by Roan Johnson

    Rai / Paradise (Russia, Germany)
    Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

    Brimstone (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, UK, Sweden)
    Directed by Martin Koolhoven

    Na mliječnom putu / On the Milky Road (Serbia, UK, USA)
    Directed by Emir Kusturica
    Produced by Rasta International (Serbia) AG Studios (USA), Pinball London (UK), BN Films (USA)

    Jackie (USA, China)
    Directed by Pablo Larraín

    Voyage of Time (USA, Germany)
    Directed by Terrence Malick

    El Cristo Ciego (Chile, France)
    Directed by Christopher Murray

    Frantz (France, Germany)
    Directed by François Ozon

    Questi giorni (Italy)
    Directed by Giuseppe Piccioni

    Arrival (USA)
    Directed by Denis Villeneuve

    Les Beaux Jours (France, Germany)
    Directed by Wim Wenders


    Tarde para la ira (Spain)
    Directed by Raúl Arévalo

    King of the Belgians (Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

    Produced by Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Art Fest www.siff.bg (Bulgaria), Topkapi Films (Netherlands)
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre , MEDIA programme of the European Union and EURIMAGES and others

    Through The Wall / Laavor Et Hakin (Israel)
    Directed by Rama Burshtein

    Liberami (Italy, France)
    Directed by Federica di Giacomo

    Big Big World / Koca Dünya (Turkey)
    Directed by Reha Erdem

    Gukoroku (Japan)
    Directed by Ishikawa Kei

    Maudite Poutine (Canada)
    Directed by Karl Lemieux

    São Jorge (Portugal, France)
    Directed by Marco Martins

    Dawson City: Frozen Time (USA, France)
    Directed by Bill Morrison

    Réparer les vivants (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Katell Quillévéré

    White Sun (Nepal, SA, Qatar, Netherlands)
    Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

    Malaria (Iran)
    Directed by Parviz Shahbazi

    Kékszakállú (Argentian)
    Directed by Gastón Solnicki

    Home (Belgium)
    Directed by Fien Troch

    Die Einsiedler (Germany, Austria)
    Directed by Ronny Trocker

    Il più grande sogno (Italy)
    Directed by Michele Vannucci

    Boys in the Trees (Austria)
    Directed by Nicholas Verso

    Ku qian / Bitter Money (Hong Kong, France)
    Directed by Wang Bing

    Dark Night (USA)
    Directed by Tim Sutton

    Critics Week

    Akher Wahed Fina /The Last of Us (Tunisia, Qatar, UAE, Lebanon)
    Directed by Ala Eddine Slim

    Drum (France, Iran)
    Directed by Keywan Karimi

    Jours de France / Four Days in France (France)
    Directed by Jérôme Reybaud

    Los nadie / The Nobodies (Colombia)
    Directed by Juan Sebastián Mesa

    Prank (Canada)
    Directed by Vincent Biron

    Singing in Graveyards (Malaysia, Philippines)
    Directed by Bradley Liew

    Le ultime cose (Italy, Switzerland, France)
    Directed by Irene Dionisio

    Venice Days

    Official Selection

    The War Show (Denmark, Finland)
    Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon

    La ragazza del mondo / Worldly Girl (Italy)
    Directed by Marco Danieli

    Indivisibili / Indivisible (Italy)
    Directed by Edoardo De Angelis

    Pariente / Guilty Men (Columbia)
    Directed by Ivan D Gaona

    Hjartasteinn / Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark)
    Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

    Ne gledaj mi u pijat / Quit Staring at My Plate (Croatia, Denmark)
    Directed by Hana Jušić
    Produced by Kinorama www.kinorama.hr
    Coproduced by Beofilm (Denmark), the Croatian Radio Television 
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre  EURIMAGES and others
    Sales: New Europe Film Sales 

    Sameblod / Sami Blood (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
    Directed by Amanda Kernell

    The Road to Mandalay (Taiwan China, Myanmar, France, Germany)
    Directed by Midi Z

    Polina, danser sa vie (France)
    Directed by Valérie Muller & Angelin Preljocaj

    Pamilya ordinary (Philippines)
    Directed by Eduardo Roy Jr.

    Hounds of Love (Australia)
    Directed by Ben Young

    Lux Prize

    Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)
    Directed by Maren Ade
    Produced by Komplizen Film
    Coproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions www.hifilm.ro
    Sales: The Match Factory http://www.the-match-factory.com

    Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France)
    Directed by Claude Barras

    À peine j'ouvre les yeux / As I Open My Eyes (France, Tunisia, Belgium, United Arab Emirates)
    Directed by Leyla Bouzid