June 23, 2014 at 8:14 am #155473
The 71st Venice Film Festival will take place 27th August – 6th September 2014 .
Six-time Oscar nominated Composer Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, and Philomena), was announced as President of the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition.
Alexandre Desplat is known for the soundtracks he composed for Sur mes lèvres (Read My Lips, 2001), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Birth (2004), De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté (The Beat that My Heart Skipped, 2005), Hostage (2005), Syriana (2005), The Queen (2006), The Painted Veil (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel, 2009), Un prophète (A Prophet, 2009), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Ghost Writer (2010), The King’s Speech (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 (2010-2011), La fille du puisatier (The Well-Digger’s Daughter, 2011), The Tree of Life (2011), The Ides of March (2011), Reality (2012), Renoir (2012), Argo (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), La vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur, 2013), Zulu (2013), Philomena (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Godzilla (2014).
71st Venice Film Festival Awards
– Golden Lion for Best Film
– Silver Lion for Best Director
– Grand Jury Prize
– Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
– Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
– Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress
– Award for Best Screenplay
– Special Jury Prize
The 70th edition of the Venice Festival concluded Sept. 7 2013, with the top prize going to Gianfranco Rosi’s Sacro GRA, the first time a documentary ever won the festival’s top prize. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity opened the 70th edition. It went on to win 7 Oscars.
June 23, 2014 at 8:25 am #155475
South Korean Auteur Kim Ki-duk’s “One On One” To Open Venice Fest’s Venice Days Section.
“One On One” is about the brutal rape and murder of a schoolgirl. This crime’s seven suspects are terrorized by seven members of a sect known as The Shadows.”
The idiosyncratic director won the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion in 2012 with his brutal but moving mother-son drama “Pieta.” He was back on the Lido out-of-competition in 2013 with his “Moebius, about a man who atones for his sexual misdeeds by cutting off his genitals.
– Alice Rohrwacher will be President of the International Jury for the Venice Award for a Debut Film .
– Director Ann Hui announced as President of the Orizzonti JuryJune 24, 2014 at 6:39 pm #155476
Kind of interesting Desplat was chosen to become the first composer to lead a jury, but he wouldn’t be my choice. He has done a lot of work, not sure any can be considered truly great.June 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm #155477
I hope we see Ramin Bahrani’s latest film 99 Homes there. I love Laura Dern, it seems like a character Michael Shannon can sink some real teeth into and I’ll be grateful to see Andrew Garfield continue utilizing his talents in things besides Spider-Man.June 29, 2014 at 4:29 am #155478
Pray for ‘Serena’.June 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm #155479
Big rumor: Susanne Bier is flying to Venezia on July 22nd to show final “cut” of Serena.July 13, 2014 at 8:32 am #155480
So now it’s been confirmed that Birdman (opening film) and 99 Homes (leaked by producer on instagram) will be at the festival, and I imagine Serena will be screened out of competition. When is the full list released?July 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm #155481
LOL oh lord, Serena is actually happening, maybe. Let’s hope it’s true!July 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm #155482
QUEEN OF DESERT, starring Nicole Kidman, is going to be in competition, the producer of the film announced today.July 14, 2014 at 3:44 am #155483
10 days until lineup announcement.
The line-up of the 71st Venice Film Festival will be announced as usual during the official press conference to take place on Thursday 24th July at 11 am in Rome.
Any prediction??? I’ll post mine later.July 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm #155484
I’m guess-hoping we finally see Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence unveiled, as well as Fatih Akin’s The Cut.July 24, 2014 at 7:41 am #155485
Some interesting choices this year, and Best Actor could be a real bloodbath here – Dafoe, Pacino, Keaton, Garfield, Germano, Rahim… No Queen of the Desert here??
July 24, 2014 at 9:33 am #155486
- BIRDMAN d’Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
- THE CUT de Fatih Akin
- A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE de Roy Andersson
- PASOLINI d’Abel Ferrara
- GOOD KILL d’Andrew Niccol
- MANGLEHORN de David Gordon Green
- LA RANCON DE LA GLOIRE de Xavier Beauvois
- TROIS COEURS de Benoît Jacquot
- LE DERNIER COUP DE MARTEAU d’Alix Delaporte
- LOIN DES HOMMES de David Oelhoffen
- 99 HOMES de Ramin Bahrani
- IL GIOVANE FAVOLOSO de Mario Martone
- ANIME NERE de Francesco Munzi
- HUNGRY HEARTS de Saverio Costanzo
- POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS de Andrej KonÄalovskij
- FIRES ON THE PLAIN de Shinya Tsukamoto
- THE LOOK OF SILENCE de Joshua Oppenheimer
- RED AMNESIA de Wang Xiaoshuai
- TALES de Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
- SIVAS de Kaan Mujdeci
Pasolini is going to be interesting – hopefully Willem Dafoe can get some buzz for itJuly 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm #155487
WILD, WILD, WILD PREDICTION BEFORE PRESS REACTIONS AND ALL THAT STUFF…
Pasolini, Abel Ferrara
GRAND JURY PRIZE
The Cut, Fatih Akin
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Red Amnesia, Wang Xiaoshuai & Hungry Hearts, Saverio Constanzo
Benoît Jaquot, Three Hearts
VOLPI CUP FOR BEST ACTOR
Al Pacino, Manglehorn
VOLPI CUP FOR BEST ACTRESS
Anna Mouglalis, Il giovane favoloso
OSELLA PRIZE FOR SCREENWRITING
A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence, Roy Andersson
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR/ACTRESS
Timur Bondarenko, The Postman’s White Nights
PD: They still have to announce a “surprise” movie!
Pasolini is going to be interesting – hopefully Willem Dafoe can get some buzz for it