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VENICE 2020

Venice’s Sala Web returns with 15 films on streaming

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- This year, the programme of the initiative operated by Festival Scope includes 3 films from the Out of Competition section, 10 from Orizzonti, and two from the Biennale College - Cinema

Venice’s Sala Web returns with 15 films on streaming
Molecole by Andrea Segre

For the ninth consecutive year, the Sala Web of the Venice International Film Festival returns, offering a selection of films from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Biennale College - Cinema sections to stream online. The online projections, with limited capacity, will be held on streaming, simultaneously with the official presentations of the films at the Lido. One can get a ticket or a digital pass for the 15 films of the Sala Web from 24 August on http://www.labiennale.org.

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This year, the Sala Web program will include 3 films from the Out of Competition section, 10 from Orizzonti and 2 from the Biennale College - Cinema. Amongst the available titles are 4 Italian films, which are Molecole [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Segre
film profile
]
by Andrea Segre (the pre-opening film), The Truth about La Dolce Vita [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Giuseppe Pedersoli
film profile
]
by Giuseppe Pedersoli, Guerra e Pace [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi, auteurs already in Competition in Venice back in 2016 with Spira mirabilis [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, and Nowhere Special [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Uberto Pasolini
film profile
]
by Uberto Pasolini, previously the winner of the Horizons prize in 2013 with Still Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Uberto Pasolini
film profile
]
.

In the Orizzonti section, Filipino director Lav Diaz, Golden Lion winner in Venice in 2016 with The Woman Who Left, will be present with Genus Pan, as well as Iranian filmmakers Ahmad Bahrami (The Wasteland) and Shahram Mokri (Careless Crime), winner of the Horizon Special Prize in 2013, Palestinian directors Arab and Tarzan Nasser (Gaza mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Mexican director Yulene Olaizola (Tragic Jungle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), and Kazak filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Yellow Cat [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). The first works by Greek director Christos Nikou (Apples [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christos Nikou
film profile
]
, opening film of the Horizons section) and Moroccan director Ismaël El Iraki (Zanka Contact [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
). Another Out of Competition film, Princesse Europe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by French director Camille Lotteau, has also been selected.

The Sala Web also presents two new films from the Biennale College - Cinema, the training lab for the development and production of micro-budget feature films created by the Biennale in 2012. This year, the Biennale College titles are The Art of Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Collantes
film profile
]
by Pedro Collantes (Spain), which tells the story of four different encounters, each a few minutes before the death of someone and representing the last human interaction of one of the characters before leaving this world, and Fucking with Nobody [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Hannaleena Hauru (Finland), about the lives of 5 characters looking to enter the Finnish cinema industry and getting involved in a false wedding plan. The projections, on behalf of the Festival, will be held on the protected website operated by Festival Scope and, solely for people geolocated on the Italian territory, on MYmovies.it and Repubblica.it.

The selected films:

Out of Competition

Molecole [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Segre
film profile
]
- Andrea Segre (Italy)
The Truth about La Dolce Vita [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Giuseppe Pedersoli
film profile
]
- Giuseppe Pedersoli (Italy)
Princesse Europe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Camille Lotteau (France)

Orizzonti

Apples [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christos Nikou
film profile
]
- Christos Nikou (Greece/Poland/Slovenia)
The Wasteland - Ahmad Bahrami (Iran)
Genus Pan - Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Zanka Contact [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Ismaël El Iraki (France/Morocco/Belgium)
Guerra e pace [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Martina Parenti, Massimo D’Anolfi (Italy/Switzerland)
Careless Crime - Shahram Mokri (Iran)
Gaza mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Tarzan and Arab Nasser (Palestine/France/Germany/Portugal/Qatar)
Tragic Jungle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Yulene Olaizola (Messico/Francia/Colombia)
Nowhere Special [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Uberto Pasolini
film profile
]
- Uberto Pasolini (Italy/Romania/UK)
Yellow Cat [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan/France)

Biennale College – Cinema

The Art of Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Collantes
film profile
]
- Pedro Collantes (Spain)
Fucking with Nobody [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Hannaleena Hauru (Finland)

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(Translated from Italian by Manuela Lazic)

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