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Venice 2018 Lineup Includes New Films from the Coens, Orson Welles, Luca Guadagnino, Jennifer Kent, and More

Written by on July 25, 2018 

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On the heels of yesterday’s TIFF lineup announcement, the Venice Film Festival has announced their 2018 lineup and it’s a doozy. We’ll start with the films not part of TIFF (yet): Orson Welles’ long-awaited The Other Side of the Wind, the Coens’ anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (which was thought to be a miniseries, but is actually a film, coming out this year!), Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook follow-up The Nightingale (first look below), and Brady Corbet’s musical drama Vox Lux.

Also in the lineup is S. Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Carlos Reygadas’s Neustro Tiempo, Paul Greengrass’ July 22, Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate and Rick Alverson’s The Mountain, plus new documentaries from Frederick Wiseman, Sergei Loznitsa, Errol Morris, Tsai Ming-Liang, and Gaston Solnicki.

There’s also the previously-announced First Man and A Star is Born, as well as Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Olivier Assayas’ Non-Fiction, and more. All in all, on paper, this looks like one of the most promising lineups they’ve ever had. As a special bonus the festival will also screen the forthcoming extended cut of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, which clocks in at 189 minutes and certainly makes up for no Radegund.

Check out the full slate below thanks to Variety.

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL — IN COMPETITION

“First Man,” Damien Chazelle (U.S.)
“The Mountain,” Rick Alverson (U.S.)

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“Doubles Vies,” Olivier Assayas (France)
“The Sisters Brothers,” Jacques Audiard (France, Belgium, Romania, Spain)
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Ethan and Joel Coen (U.S.)
“Vox Lux,” Brady Corbet (U.S.)
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron (Mexico)
“22 July,” Paul Greengrass (Norway, Island)
“Suspiria,” Luca Guadagnino (Italy)
“Work Ohne Autor,” Florian Henkel Von Donnersmark (Germany)
“The Nightingale,” Jennifer Kent (Australia)
“The Favorite,” Yorgos Lanthimos (U.S.)
“Peterloo,” Mike Leigh (U.K., U.S.)
“Capri-Revolution,” Mario Martone (Italy, France)
“What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?”, Roberto Minervini (Italy, U.S., France)
“Sunset,” Laszlo Nemes (Hungary, France)
“Freres Ennemis,” David Oelhoffen (France, Belgium)
“Neustro Tiempo,” Carlos Reygadas (Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweeden)
“At Eternity’s Gate,” Julian Schnabel (U.S., France)

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“Killing,” Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)

OUT OF COMPETITION

SPECIAL EVENT

“The Other Side Of The Wind,” Orson Welles (U.S.)
“They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” Morgan Neville (U.S.)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“My Brilliant Friend,” Saverio Costanzo (Italy, Belgium)
“Il Diario Di Angela –Noi Due Cineasti” Yervant Gianikian (Italy)

FICTION

“Una Storia Senza Nome,” Roberto Andò (Italy)
“Les Estivants,” Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (France, Italy)
“A Star is Born,” Bradley Cooper (U.S.)
“Mi Obra Maestra,” Gaston Duprat (Argentina, Spain)
“A Tramway in Jerusalem,” Amos Gitai
“Un Peuple Et Son Roi,” Pierre Schoeller (France, Belgium)
“La Quietud,” Pablo Trapero (Argentina)
“Dragged Across Concrete,” S. Craig Zahler (U.S.)
“Shadow,” Zhang Yimou (China)

NON-FICTION

“A Letter To A Friend In Gaza,” Amos Gitai (Israel)
“Aquarela,” Victor Kossakovsky (U.K., Germany)
“El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema,” Emir Kusturica (Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia)
“Process,” Sergei Loznitsa (The Netherlands)
“Carmine Street Guitars,” Ron Mann (Canada)
“Isis, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls Of Mosul,” Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi (Italy, Germany)
“American Dharma,” Errol Morris (U.S., U.K.)
“Introduzione All’Oscuro,” Gaston Solnicki (Argentina, Austria)
“1938 Diversi,” Giorgio Treves (Italy)
“Your Face,” Tsai Ming-Liang (Chinese Taipei)
“Monrovia, Indiana,” Frederick Wieseman

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The Nightingale

Venice Film Festival 2018 takes place Aug. 29 – Sept. 8.


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