Venice Film Festival: Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder', Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Among Competition Pics

Alberto Barbera has unveiled his first lineup as artistic director of the 69th Venice Film Festival. The main competition is heavy on Euro fare, but also includes Terrence Malick‘s To The Wonder starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz; Brian De Palma’s (French-produced) Passion also with McAdams and Noomi Rapace; Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price with Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid; and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers starring James Franco and Selena Gomez. Out of competition premieres include Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Susanne Bier’s Love Is All You Need and Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25. A handful of classic films will be screened in restored versions including Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny & Alexander and Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate. Talent will stroll the Lido from August 29-September 8. Below are the full in- and out-of-competition slates.

Venice 69 (Competition)

Something In The Air, dir: Olivier Assayas
Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Félix Armand

At Any Price, dir: Ramin Bahrani
Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Bella Addormentata, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

La Cinquième Saison, dirs: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

Fill The Void, dir: Rama Burshtein
Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir

E Stato Il Figlio, dir: Daniele Cipri
Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Alfredo Castro, Fabrizio Falco

Un Giorno Speciale, dir; Francesca Comencini
Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini

Passion, dir: Brian De Palma
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth

Superstar, dir: Xavier Giannoli
Kad Merad, Cecile De France (more…)

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