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The full lineup for the Venice Film Festival was announced Wednesday morning, with projects starring Idris Elba, Kristen Stewart, and Eddie Redmayne among this year’s offerings.

Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Elba, is one of the films in competition at the 72nd annual festival, as is Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl with Oscar-winner Redmayne; Drake Doremus’ Equals, starring Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, and Guy Pearce; and A Bigger Splash, with Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and Dakoka Johnson.

Director Alfonso Cuarón is the president of this year’s main jury, heading a panel that also includes actresses Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger.

It was previously announced that Baltasar Kormakur’s adventure epic Everest will open the Venice festival, screening out-of-competition at the annual event. Johnny Depp’s Black Mass will also debut there out of competition.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival runs from Sept. 2-12. The full lineup for the main categories can be found below:


Frenzy, Emin Alper (Turkey, France, Qatar)

Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson (U.S.)

Blood of My Blood, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)

Looking for Grace, Sue Brooks (Australia)

Equals, Drake Doremus (U.S.)

Remember, Atom Egoyan (Canada, Germany)

Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga (U.S.)

Per amor vostro, Giuseppe M. Gaudino (Italy, France)

Marguerite, Xavier Giannoli (France, Czech Republic, Belgium)

Rabin, the Last Day, Amos Gitai (Isreal, France)

A Bigger Splash, Luca Guadagnino (Italy, France)

The Endless River, Oliver Hermanus (South Africa, France)

The Danish Girl, Tom Hooper (U.K., U.S.)

Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson (U.S.)

L’attesa, Piero Messina (Italy)

11 minutes, Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)

Francofonia, Aleksander Sokurov (France, Germany, Netherlands)

The Clan, Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Spain)

Desde alla, Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico)

L’hermine, Christian Vincent (France)

Behemoth, Zhao Liang (China, France)


Everest, Baltasar Kormakur (U.S., U.K.) – Opening Film

Mr. Six, Hu Guan (China) – Closing Film


Go With Me, Daniel Alfredson (U.S., Canada, Sweden)

Non essere cattivo, Claudio Caligari (Italy)

Black Mass, Scott Cooper (U.S.)

Spotlight, Thomas McCarthy (U.S.)

La calle de la Amargura, Mexico Spain

The Audition, Martin Scorsese (U.S.)


Winter on Fire, Evgeny Afineevsky (Ukraine)

De Palma, Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow (U.S.)

Janis, Amy Berg (U.S.)

The Event, Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Belgium)

Gli uomini di questa città io non li conosco, Franco Maresco (Italy)

L’esercito piu piccolo del mondo, Gianfranco Pannone (Vatican City State)

Afternoon, Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese Taipei)

In Jackson Heights, Frederick Wiseman (U.S.)


Human, Yann Arthus-Bertrand (France)


La vie et rien d’autre, Betrand Tavernier


Madame Courage, Merzak Allouache (Algeria, France, U.A.E.)

A Copy of My Mind, Joko Anwar (Indonesia, South Korea)

Pecore in erba, Alberto Caviglia (Italy)

Tempete, Samuel Collardey (France)

The Childhood of a Leader, Brady Corbet (U.K., Hungary, Belgium, France)

Italian Gangster, Renato De Maria (Italy)

Wednesday, May 9, Vahid Jalilvand, Iran

Mountain, Yaelle Kayam (Israel)

A War, Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)

Interrogation, Vetri Maaran (India)

Free in Deed, Jake Mahaffy (U.S., New Zealand)

Boi Neon, Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands)

Man Down, Dito Montiel (U.S.)

Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?, Hadar Morag (Israel, France)

Un monstruo de mil cabezas, Rodrigo Pla (Mexico)

Mate-me por favor, Anita Rocha Da Silveira (Brazil, Argentina)

Taj Mahal, Nicolas Saada (France, Belgium)

Interruption, Yorgos Zois (Greece, France, Croatia)

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