he Venice Film Festival Today, Wednesday, it announced its programs for the competition, which will celebrate its 80th edition between August 30 and September 9, where the winner of the Golden Lion award and the rest of the prizes will be announced. That day will be predicted as the closing day snow communityfrom Spanish Ja Payunbased on the homonymous book by Pablo Versi, which documents the story of the survivors of the crash of Flight 571 of the Uruguayan Air Force in the Andes, which occurred on October 13, 1972 and for which the famous film was actually made They live! in this edition, Directors Bradley Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Michael Mann, David Fincher and two Hispanics, Chilean Pablo Larraín and Mexican Michel Franco, will compete for the Golden Lion.
In the official section of the 23 films of the Mostra, Larraín will be presented number, with vampire Augusto Pinochet, while Franco will compete with a film starring Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard. In addition, they will fight for the highest Bradley Cooper award Musical band leader, starring Carey Mulligan, about the married life of musician Leonard Bernstein. Sofia Coppola will premiere Priscilla, about Elvis Presley’s wife; David Fincher would do that with the killerStarring Michael Fassbender and Man with the Expected Ferrariwhich features Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz.
The Spanish actress has become one of the regular stars of Mostra in recent years, which in 2021 awarded her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for parallel mothers, by Pedro Almodóvar. in FerrariIt deals with the life of the legendary founder and driver of the famous Italian team, Enzo Ferrari. “I think that rarely has a foreign director been able to recreate the climate of Italy in those years with such accuracy as Michael Mann did,” said the festival’s artistic director, Alberto Barbera, at the presentations press conference. The plot delves into the more personal face of Ferrari, which is haunted by bankruptcy and its tempestuous marriage to Laura Jarillo, who will be played by Cruz. At that moment, Ferrari makes a risky decision, betting everything on a single 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.
An honorary Golden Lions award will be given to the Italian director Liliana Cavani American Damien Chazelle, Hong Kong representative Tony Leung Chew-wai, and the international jury will be chaired and will consist of, among others, New Zealander Jane Campion, Argentinian Santiago Miter, Irish Martin McDonagh and the winner of the last edition, Laura Poitras.
The documentary will be shown out of competition in front of “Guernica”Commissioned by the Reina Sofía Museum on the famous work of Pablo Picasso, in the year that marks the fiftieth anniversary of his death. And in the Latin American part, he will compete with Mexican directors Mariana and Santiago Arriaga open sky in the prospects section. The film features a screenplay by the filmmakers’ father, Guillermo Arriaga, who is also responsible for the stories of films such as He loves dogs s Babylon and manager Far from scorched earth. In the Extra Horizons section, Olmo Schnabel, son of artist Julian Schnabel, will premiere Boys pet shopstarring Dario Yazbeck, brother of Gael García Bernal, and Willem Dafoe, among others.
the The actors strike And Hollywood screenwriters will have a “very modest” impact on the festival, Barbera emphasized in presenting the competition. “The announcement of the strike took us by surprise and it was not easy to integrate a program that has practically ended. Fortunately, the consequences are modest for Mostra, ”he said at the press conference. He specifically noted that the only film that was “lost” was the long-awaited new film directed by Luca Guadagnino, Challengers. It was also supposed to be the opening film, but the strike forced its release to be postponed until April 2024, so it was replaced by Leader, by the Italian Edoardo de Angelis. “The rest of the films from the United States will be in Mostra. Some stars will obviously be missing, although there will be stars from independent productions. And the red carpet will not be as empty as some have expected. ” Nevertheless, Venice has become a huge dump for Hollywood stars and the launching pad for the Oscars in recent years, a program line that will suffer from the strike, despite what its artistic director points out.
In turn, the San Sebastian Festival, which will take place between September 22 and 30, will witness the presence of two Donostia Awards winners, the Spaniard Javier Bardem and the American actress whose name has not yet been announced by the Festival Director, Jose Luis Rebordino.
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