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Venice 2019 Lineup Includes New Films from Olivier Assayas, James Gray, Roy Andersson & More

Written by on July 25, 2019 

The lineup has been unveiled for year’s edition of the Venice International Film Festival, taking place August 28 through September 7. Aside from films previously announced as coming to TIFF (including Marriage Story, Ema, Joker, and The Laundromat), some major new announcements include Olivier Assayas’ Wasp Network, James Gray’s Ad Astra, Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness, Ciro Guerra’s Waiting for the Barbarians, David Michôd’s The King, Benedict Andrews’ Kristen Stewart-led biopic Seberg, and Roman Polanski’s J’accuse. Only two films by female directors made into the competition lineup: Haifaa Al-Mansour’s The Perfect Candidate and Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth.

Check out the lineup below (hat tip to MUBI), which also includes other sections at the festival.

Competition

The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The Perfect Candidate (Haifaa Al-Mansour)
About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
Guest of Honour (Atom Egoyan)
Ad Astra (James Gray)
A Herdade (Tiago Guedes)
Gloria Mundi (Robert Guédiguian)
Waiting for the Barbarians (Ciro Guerra)

Ema (Pablo Larraín)
Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye)
Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
La mafia non è più quella di una volta (Franco Maresco)
The Painted Bird (Václav Marhoul)
Il sindaco del rione sanità (Mario Martone)
Babyteeth (Shannon Murphy)
Joker (Todd Phillips)
J’accuse (Roman Polanski)

The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh)
No. 7 Cherry Lane (Yonfan)

Out of Competition

Features
The Burnt Orange Heresy (Giuseppe Capotondi)
Seberg (Benedict Andrews)

Vivere (Francesca Archibugi)
Mosul (Matthew Michael Carnahan)
Adults in the Room (Costa-Gavras)
The King (David Michôd)

Tutto il mio folle amore (Gabriele Salvatores)

Documentaries
Woman (Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova)
Roger Waters Us + Them (Sean Evans, Roger Waters)
I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo. (Yervant Gianikan, Angela Ricci Lucchi)
Citizen K (Alex Gibney)
Citizen Rosi (Didi Gnocchi, Carolina Rosi)
The Kingmaker (Lauren Greenfield)
State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa)
Collective (Alexander Nanau)
45 Seconds of Laughter (Tim Robbins)
Special Screenings
No One Left Behind (Guillermo Arriaga)
Il pianeta in mare (Andrea Segre)
Electric Swan (Konstantina Kotzamani)
Irrevérsible – Inversion Intégrale (Gaspar Noé) – a new version of the film told in chronological order
Zerozerozero – Episodes 1 and 2 (Stefano Sollima)
The New Pope – Episodes 2 and 7 (Paolo Sorrentino)
Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut (Matt Wells)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)

Orizzonti
Zumiriki (Oskar Alegria)
Pelican Blood (Katrin Gebbe)
Bik eneich – un fils (Mehdi M. Barsoui)
Blanco en Blanco (Théo Court)
Mes jours de gloire (Antoine de Bary)
Nevia (Nunzia de Stefano)
Moffie (Olivier Hermanus)
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (Sahraa Karimi)
Rialto (Peter Mackie Burns)
The Criminal Man (Dmitry Mamuliya)
Revenir (Jessica Palud)
Giants Being Lonely (Grear Patterson)
Verdict (Raymund Ribay Gutierrez)
Balloon (Pema Tseden)
Just 6.5 (Saeed Roustaee)
Shadow of Water (Sasidharan Sanal Kumar)
Sole (Carlo Sironi)
Madre (Rodrigo Sorogoyen)
Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych)

Special Event
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang)

Venice Classics

Features
The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold)
La Commare Secca (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Spider’s Strategem (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Luis Buñuel)
The Passage of the Reno (André Cayatte)
Maria Zef (Vittorio Cottafavi)
Crash (David Cronenberg) – 4K restoration of uncut NC-17  version
Francisca (Manoel De Oliveira)
The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad)
The White Sheik (Federico Fellini)
In the Current (István Gaál)
The Hills of Marlik (Ebrahim Golestan)
The Death of a Bureaucrat (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)
Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper)
Ecstasy (Gustav Machatý)
Mauri (Merata Mita)
Tiro al piccione (Giuliano Montaldo):
New York, New York (Martin Scorsese)
The Red Snowball Tree (Vasiliy Shukshin)
The Great Gaucho (Jacques Tourneur)

Documentaries
Fellini fine mai (Eugenio Cappuccio)
Boia, maschere e segreti: L’horror italiano degli anni sessanta (Steve Della Casa)
800 mal einsam: ein tag mit dem filmemacher Edgar Reitz (Anna Hepp)
Se c’é un aldilà sono fottuto. Vita e cinema di Claudio Caligari (Simone Isola, Fausto Trombetta)
Life As a B-Movie: Piero Vivarelli (Fabrizio Laurenti, Niccolò Vivarelli)
Babenco – Alguém tem que ouvrir o coração e dizer: Parou (Bárbara Paz)
Leap of Faith (Alexandre O. Philippe)
Fulci for Fake (Simone Scafidi)
Tarkovskij Cinema Prayer (Andrej Andrejevich Tarkovskij Jr.)

Sconfini
Chiara Ferragni – Unposted (Elisa Amoruso)
Les épouvantails (Nouri Bouzid)
Il varco (Federico FErrone, Michele Manzolini)
Effetto domino (Alessandro Rossetto)

Biennale College
The End of Love (Keren Ben Rafael)
Lessons of Love (Chiara Campara)
This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese)

Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Competition
All This Victory (Ahmad Ghossein)
Parthenon (Mantas Kvedaravičius)
The Prince (Sebastian Muñoz)
Psychosia (Marie Grahtø)
Rare Beasts (Billie Piper)
Scales (Shahad Ameen)
Tony Driver (Ascanio Petrini)

Out of Competition – Opening Night
Bombay Rose (Gitanjali Rao)

Out of Competition – Closing film
Sanctorum (Joshua Gil)

Venice Days

Competition
Only the Animals (Dominik Moll)
You Will Die at 20 (Amjad Abu Alala)
A Bigger World (Fabienne Berthaud)
The Weeping Woman (Jayro Bustamante)
The Long Walk (Mattie Do)
Beware of Children (Dag Johan Haugerud)
5 Is the Perfect Number (Igort)
Corpus Christi (Jan Komasa)
Arab Blues (Manele Labidi)
They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Jō Odagiri)
Lingua Franca (Isabel Sandoval)

Out of Competition
Time of the Untamed (Bartabas)

Special Events
My Brother Chases Dinosaurs (Setfano Cipani)
House of Cardin (P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes)
The Prisoner (Federico Olivetti)
Scherza con i fanti (Gianfranco Pannone)
Mondo Sexy (Mario Sesti)
Burning Cane (Phillip Youmans)


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