After Toronto International Film Festival unveiled their initial line-up, earlier this week, it’s time for Venice to show off what they’ll be premiering. With Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu‘s Birdman already confirmed as their opener, their line-up includes a mix of features that’ll be also stopping by TIFF, but a handful of promising exclusive premieres.

Fatih Akin‘s drama The CutJoshua Oppenheimer‘s The Act of Killing “sequel” The Look of SilencePeter Bogdanovich‘s She’s Funny That Way, Joe Dante‘s Burying the Ex, Laika’s animation The BoxTrolls, Lars von Trier‘s director’s cut of the second half of NymphomaniacUlrich Seidl‘s In The BasementMichael Almereyda‘s Cymbeline, as well as new films from Hong Sang-Soo, Quentin Dupieux, James Franco, and Roy Andersson are all part of the line-up.

As for what’ll already be at TIFF, those titles include 99 Homes, Manglehorn, Good Kill, The Humbling, Pasolini, Hungry Hearts, and more. So yes, no Terrence Malick or Werner Herzog as one might have hoped, but it’s a promising array of features. We’ll be covering the festival this year, so make sure to check back for our coverage. In the meantime, see the line-up below.


Fatih Akin The Cut
Roy Andersson A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Ramin Bahrani 99 Homes
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad Ghessha (Tales)
Xavier Beauvois La rancon de la gloire
Saverio Costanzo Hungry Hearts
Alix Delaporte Le dernier coup de marteau
Abel Ferrara Pasolini
David Gordon Green Manglehorn
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
Benoit Jacquot 3 Coeurs (Three Hearts)
Andrei Konchalovsky The Postman’s White Nights
Mario Martone Il Giovane Favoloso
Kaan Mujdeci Sivas
Francesco Munzi Anime Nere
Andrew Niccol Good Kill
David Oelhoffen Loin des hommes
Joshua Oppenheimer The Look of Silence
Shinya Tsukamoto Nobi (Fires on the Plain)
Wang Xiaoshuai Red Amnesia


Emir Kusturica and others Words With Gods (other directors: Guillermo Arriaga, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobai, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia)
Peter Bogdanovich She’s Funny That Way
Peter Ho-sun Chan Dearest
Lisa Cholodenko Olive Kitteridge
Joe Dante Burying The Ex
Edoardo De Angelis Perez
Davide Ferrario La Zuppa Del Demonio
James Franco The Sound And The Fury
Amos Gitai Tsili
Sabina Guzzanti La Trattativa
Ann Hui The Golden Era
Im Kwontaek Make-Up
Barry Levinson The Humbling
Manoel de Oliveira The Old Man of Belem
Gabriele Salvatores Italy In A Day
Ulrich Seidl In The Basement
Anthony Stacchi, Annable Graham The Boxtrolls
Lars Von Trier Nymphomaniac Volume II (long version) Director’s Cut


Naji Abu Nowar Theeb
Salome Alexi Line of Credit
Michele Alhaique Senza Nessuna Pieta
Michael Almereyda Cymbeline
Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern Near Death Experience
Renato De Maria La Vita Oscena
Quentin Dupieux Realite
Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala I Spy/I Spy
Hong Sangsoo Hill of Freedom
Duane Hopkins Bypass
Mohsen Makhmalbaf The President
Ami Canaan Mann Your Right Mind
Franco Maresco Belluscone Una Storia Siciliana
Elchin Musaoglu Nabat
Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie Heaven Knows What
Ognjen Sviliviv These Are the Rules
Chaitanya Tamhane Court

Venice 2014 beings on August 27th.


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