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Venice 2019 / Competition


25 articles available in total starting from 18/07/2019. Last article published on 10/09/2019.

Review: Gloria Mundi

Review: Gloria Mundi

VENICE 2019: Robert Guédiguian brings some much-needed humour to the main competition, none of which is intentional  

06/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Roy Andersson  • Director of About Endlessness

Interview: Roy Andersson • Director of About Endlessness

“My agenda is having the audience wishing the film would never end – I feel I’ve almost succeeded”

VENICE 2019: We sat down with Sweden’s Roy Andersson to discuss his latest musing on existence, About Endlessness, screening in competition  

05/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Painted Bird

Review: The Painted Bird

VENICE 2019: Václav Marhoul's audaciously arty account of a suffering World War II boy walks a constant fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous  

04/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: About Endlessness

Review: About Endlessness

VENICE 2019: Roy Andersson returns to the Lido with a film that provides muffled giggles, but which is hardly his best  

04/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Pietro Marcello  • Director of Martin Eden

Interview: Pietro Marcello • Director of Martin Eden

“I tried to create fiction by drawing from all available resources, while maintaining a part of unpredictability”

VENICE 2019: Italian director Pietro Marcello is in competition with Martin Eden, inspired by Jack London’s famous 1908 novel  

03/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: Martin Eden

Review: Martin Eden

VENICE 2019: In his adaptation of Jack London’s masterpiece, Italian director Pietro Marcello efficiently combines fiction and archive material  

03/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: Wasp Network

Review: Wasp Network

VENICE 2019: An all-star cast travels from Cuba to Florida, but they can't stop Olivier Assayas from getting lost in this spy drama  

03/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Perfect Candidate

Review: The Perfect Candidate

VENICE 2019: For her fourth film, Haifaa al-Mansour delights in showing signs of progress being made on gender equality in Saudi Arabia  

03/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: An Officer and a Spy

Review: An Officer and a Spy

VENICE 2019: Roman Polanski has made a handsome film about the Dreyfus affair, containing another superb performance from Jean Dujardin as a man determined that the truth will out  

02/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Mario Martone  • Director of The Mayor of Rione Sanità

Interview: Mario Martone • Director of The Mayor of Rione Sanità

"I transposed De Filippo’s play to today, without rhetorical artifice"

VENICE 2019: Competing for the Golden Lion in Venice, The Mayor of Rione Sanità is a rereading of a great classic from Eduardo De Filippo. We met with its director, Mario Martone  

31/08/2019 | Venice 2019 | Competition

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