Venice Film Festival line-up announced

The 57 films screening at the 64th Venice Film Festival have been announced and it looks to be one of the strongest yet.

Wes Anderson's eagerly anticipated The Darjeeling Limited will be in competition, as will Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, and Todd Haynes' twisted Bob Dylan biopic, I'm Not There. Predictably enough, many of the films screening have a war-torn flavour - with Brian De Palma's Iraq-set Redacted joining Ang Lee's World War II thriller Se, Jie (Lust, Caution).

The Brits are out in force too, with Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth, Joe Wright's Atonement, Alex Cox's Searchers 2.0 and Ken Loach's It's A Free World all hitting Venetian screens.

The Festival runs from 29 August to September 8 and you can count on Total Film to be there.

64th Venice Film Festival lineup:

Opening film: Atonement, Joe Wright, (U.K.-U.S.)

In Competition

The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson (U.S.)
Sleuth, Kenneth Branagh (U.K.-U.S.)
Le Chaos, Youssef Chahine (Egypt)
Redacted, Brian De Palma (U.S.)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Andrew Dominik (U.S.)
Nessuna qualita agli eroi, Paolo Franchi (Italy)
Michael Clayton," Tony Gilroy (U.S.)
Nightwatching, Peter Greenaway (Canada-France-Germany-Poland-Netherlands-U.K.)
En la cuidad de Sylvia, Pilae Lopez De Ayala, Xavier Lafitte (Spain)
In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis (U.S.)
I'm Not There, Todd Haynes (U.S)
The Sun Also Rises, Jiang Wen (China-Hong Kong)
Help Me Eros, Lee Kang Sheng (Taiwan)
La Graine et le mullet, Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
Lust, Caution, Ang Lee (Taiwan)
It's a Free World, Ken Loach (U.K.-Italy-Germany-Spain)
L'ora di punta, Vincenzo Marra (Italy)
Sukiyaki Western Django, Takashi Miike (Japan)
12, Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia)
Il dolce e l'amaro, Andrea Porporati (Italy)
Les Amours d'Astree et de Celadon, Eric Rohmer (France-Italy-Spain)

Out Of Competition

Cassandra's Dream, Woody Allen (U.K.-U.S)
Cleopatra, Julio Bressane (Brazil)
La Fille coupee en deux, Claude Chabrol (France)
Beyond the Years, Im Kwopn Taek (South Korea)
Glory to the Filmmaker, Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
Cristovao Colombo -- O enigma, (Portugal-France)

Venetian Nights

For a Fistful of Dollars, Sergio Leone (Italy-Spain-Germany)
Blood Brothers, Alexi Tan (Taiwan-China-Hong Kong)
REC, Paco Blaza and Jaume Balaguero (Spain)
Far North, Asif Kapadia (U.K.-France)
The Hunting Party, Richard Shepard (U.S.-Croatia-Bosnia)
The Nanny Diaries, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini (U.S.)
Nocturna, Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado (Spain, France)


Sad Vacation, Shinji Aoyama (Japan)
Mal nascida, Joao Canijo (Portugal)
Searchers 2.0, Alex Cox (U.K.)
Medee Miracle, Tonino De Bernardi (Italy)
Cochochi, Laura Amelia Guzman, Israel Cardenas (Mexico-U.K.-Canada)
With the Girl of Black Soil, Jeon Soo-il (South Korea-France)
L'Histoire de Richard O, Damien Odoul (France)
Autumn Ball, Veiko Ounpuu (Estonia)
The Silence Before Bach, Pere Portabella (Spain)
Exodus, Penny Woolcock (U.K.)
The Obscure, Lu Yue (China)

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