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Venice 2017 / International Critics’ Week

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

VENICE 2017: Annika Berg’s debut film mixes documentary material with highly stylised fiction to give a snapshot of the lives of eight teenage girls  

12/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

The Wild Boys: Gender-bending surrealism

The Wild Boys: Gender-bending surrealism

VENICE 2017: French director Bertrand Mandico delivers his debut feature, an experimental journey to the limits of imposed gender roles, set in an undisclosed realm of wonders  

05/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

The Gulf: There’s something rotten in the state of Turkey

The Gulf: There’s something rotten in the state of Turkey

VENICE 2017: Through an allegorical, dystopian story, debutant Emre Yeksan raises awareness of a possible catastrophic event, while making a clear social comment on his homeland  

04/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

Sarah Plays a Werewolf: What it feels like for a girl

Sarah Plays a Werewolf: What it feels like for a girl

VENICE 2017: In her first feature, shown in the International Critics’ Week, Katharina Wyss proves that all these pop songs were right after all: there is nothing quite as hard as being a teenage girl  

03/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

Hunting Season: Feelings that need to be exposed

Hunting Season: Feelings that need to be exposed

VENICE 2017: In her film screening in the Critics’ Week, debutant Argentinian director Natalia Garagiola observes a father-son relationship in need of mutual maturation  

02/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

Crater: A neomelodic singer in search of freedom

Crater: A neomelodic singer in search of freedom

VENICE 2017: The first fiction feature film by Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino tells the story of a Neapolitan father trying to cash in on the musical talent of his adolescent daughter  

02/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics' Week

Pin Cushion: An adolescence from hell

Pin Cushion: An adolescence from hell

VENICE 2017: An intimate and fierce social critique, Deborah Haywood’s British film has opened the 32nd International Critics’ Week out of competition  

31/08/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics' Week

A Venice Critics’ Week marked by research, women and young people

A Venice Critics’ Week marked by research, women and young people

The programme for the 32nd edition of the parallel and autonomous section of the Venice Film Festival, which will be held from 30 August to 9 September 2017, has been unveiled in Rome  

24/07/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week