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Venice unveils festival lineup

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Alison Rosa

The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

COMPETITION

The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson, Nisse Vestblom

99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani

Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax

Tales, directed by Rakhshān Bani E’Temad

Starring Golab Adineh, Farhad Aslani, Mohammadreza Forootan, Mehdi Hashemi

La Rançon De La Gloire, directed by Xavier Beauvois

Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem, Séli Gmach, Chiara Mastroianni, Nadine Labaki

Hungry Hearts, directed by Saverio Costanzo

Starring Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell

Le Dernier Coup De Marteau, directed by Alix Delaporte

Starring Romain Paul, Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Candela Peña, Tristán Ulloa

Pasolini, directed by Abel Ferrara

Starring Willem Dafoe, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli, Valerio Mastandrea, Maria de Medeiros, Adriana Asti

Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green

Starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (opening film)

Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

3 Hearts, directed by Benôit Jacquot

Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

The Postman’s White Nights, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring Aleksey Tryapitsyn, Irina Ermolova, Timur Bondarenko

Il Giovane Favoloso, directed by Mario Martone

Starring Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis, Valerio Binasco, Isabella Ragonese

Sivas, directed by Kaan Mujdeci

Starring Dogan Izci, Ezgi Ergin, Hasan Özdemir, Furkan Uyar

Anime Nere, directed by Francesco Munzi

Starring Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Anna Ferruzzo, Barbora Bobulova

Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol

Starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel

Loin Des Hommes, directed by David Oelhoffen

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb

The Look Of Silence, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Documentary

Fires On The Plain, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

Starring Shinya Tsukamoto, Yusaku Mori, Yuko Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakamura, Lily Franky

Red Amnesia, directed by Xiaoshuai Wang

Starring Lü Zhong, Feng Yuanzheng, Amanda Qin, Qin Hao, Shi Liu

OUT OF COMPETITION

Words With Gods, directed by Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobai, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia

Starring Yaël Abecassis, Masatoshi Nagase, Pepon Nieto, Emir Kusturica, Damian Bichir, Yilmaz Erdogan, Chico Diaz, Miranda Tapsell, Ram Kapoor

She’s Funny That Way, directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hah

Dearest, directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan

Starring Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Tong Dawei, Hao Lei, Zhang Yi

Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., Zoe Kazan

Burying The Ex, directed by Joe Dante

Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper

Perez., directed by Edoardo De Angelis

Starring Luca Zingaretti, Marco D’Amore, Simona Tabasco, Giampaolo Fabrizio, Massimiliano Gallo

La Zuppa Del Demonio, directed by Davide Ferrario

Documentary

The Sound And The Fury, directed by James Franco

Starring James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey King, Ahna O’Reilly, Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm

Tsili, directed by Amos Gitai

Starring Sara Adler, Meshi Olinski, Lea Koenig, Adam Tsekhman, Andrey Kashkar

La Trattativa, directed by Sabina Guzzanti

Srarring Sabina Guzzanti, Enzo Lombardo, Ninni Bruschetta, Filippo Luna, Franz Cantalupo, Claudio Castrogiovanni

The Golden Era, directed by Ann Hui (closing film)

Starring Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Zhu Yawen, Wang Zhiwen

Make-Up, directed by Im Kwontaek

Starring Ahn Sungki, Kim Hojung, Kim Qyuri

The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson

Starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Barry Levinson, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin

The Old Man Of Belem, directed by Manoel de Oliveira

Starring Diogo Dória, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Mário Barroso

Italy In A Day, directed by Gabriele Salvatores

Documentary

In The Basement, directed by Ulrich Seidl

Documentary

The Boxtrolls, directed by Anthony Stacchi, Annable Graham

Starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg

Nymphomaniac Volume II (long verson) Director’s Cut, directed by Lars Von Trier

Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth

HORIZONS

Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar

Starring Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox

Line Of Credit, directed by Salome Alexi

Starring Nino Kasradze

Senza Nessuna Pieta, directed by Michele Alhaique

Starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Claudio Gioè, Adriano Giannini, Ninetto Davoli

Cymbeline, directed by Michael Almereyda

Starring Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman

La Vita Oscena, directed by Renato De Maria

Starring Isabella Ferrari, Clément Métayer, Roberto De Francesco

Near Death Experience, directed by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Starring Michel Houellebecq

Réalité, directed by Quentin Dupieux

Starring Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Elodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy

Goodnight Mommy, directed by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Starring Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz

Hill Of Freedom, directed by Hong Sangsoo

Starring Ryô Kase, Moon Sori, Younghwa Seo, Kim Euisung

Bypass, directed by Duane Hopkins

Starring George MacKay, Benjamin Dilloway, Charlotte Spencer

The President, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (opening film)

Starring Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili

Your Right Mind, directed by Ami Canaan Mann

Starring Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Emily Alyn Lind, Clea DuVall, Ryan Bingham, Sheryl Lee

Belluscone, Una Storia Siciliana, directed by Franco Maresco

Starring Ciccio Mira, Salvatore De Castro, Vittorio Ricciardi, Tatti Sanguineti, Salvatore Ficarra, Valentino Picone

Nabat, Elchin Musaoglu

Starring Fatemeh Motamed Arya, Vidadi Aliyev, Sabir Mamadov, Farhad Israfilov

Heaven Knows What, directed by Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie

Starring Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress

These Are The Rules, directed by Ognjen Sviliviv

Starring Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Zalica, Hrvoje Vladisavljevic

Court, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Starring Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni

The Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 6.