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Never been to Venice, and itching to breathe in some of the fest’s buzz? As the 77th Venice Film Festival will soon be upon us, we’re bringing you some of the best entries of the past few years for you to watch on our pages, and conjure the Lido’s magic from the comforts of home.
Below you’ll find a few of our favourite Venice charmers, films that won our hearts and left a mark in the festival’s history. Enjoy your festival on Cineuropa, and let us know your winners!
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A spat between neighbours in a stretch of Icelandic suburbia spirals out of control in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s rollicking Under the Tree, a crossbreed between family drama and black comedy that will keep you concurrently laughing and squirming all through its breezy 89 minutes.
Atlantis [+leggi anche:
intervista: Valentyn Vasyanovych
A haunting foray into a shell-shocked, war-ravaged Ukraine, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis fast-forwards to 2025, when the country has just emerged victorious (and shattered) from a war with Russia. In a wasteland of minefields and derelict buildings, is there any space for love? Against all odds, Vasyanovych’s film ends with a resounding yes.
A Woman’s Life [+leggi anche:
Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
Stéphane Brizé turns Guy de Maupassant’s 1883 novel into a gorgeous period drama that thrives on Judith Chemla’s lead turn as Jeanne, a noblewoman’s struggling to break free from the restrictive moral codes of marriage and family. A bittersweet testament to the most joyous and devastating moments in life.
Alps [+leggi anche:
Grieving over the loss of a loved one? In this surreal drama by Yorgos Lanthimos, people set up a business impersonating the recently deceased to help customers process their passing. Puzzling and thought-provoking, here’s a film that will make you question everything you hold as normal in human interactions.
John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s haunting dystopia drops us into a post-apocalyptic world, where an ailing father struggles to protect his son on their slow journey to the sea. An indelible watch - and read.
The Queen [+leggi anche:
intervista: Andy Harries
intervista: Stephen Frears
Helen Mirren nabbed a Best Actress Oscar for her riveting turn as Queen Elizabeth II, whom Stephen Frears’s sumptuous biopic follows in her struggle to process the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death. A piercing and irreverent look at the British royal family.
In a filmography stashed with films cribbing from childhood memories and dreams, few Fellini films feel as rambunctious and exhilarating as this look at five overgrown adolescents idling about and frittering their best years in a seaside town in the North of Italy. Almost seventy years on, the beauty and energy of I Vitelloni burst intact.
It was only after Fireworks nabbed a Golden Lion in Venice that writer-director-star Takeshi Kitano began to be regarded as a serious auteur back in his native Japan. This ferocious and harrowing tale of a cop who leaves the police over personal difficulties might well be Kitano’s most fulminating work to date. An unmissable and most deserved Golden Lion.
Prevenge [+leggi anche:
Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when her unborn child sends her on a killing spree to avenge her husband’s death. As a metaphor for antenatal depression, Prevenge seesaws between violence and humour, concocting its own distinct blend of pathos, horror, and laughter.
The Road to Mandalay [+leggi anche:
intervista: Midi Z
A Burmese refugee flees her native turf to start a new life in Thailand in this heart-rending story of migration and hope, at once intimately synched with its locale and universal in scope. A heart-shaking and necessary watch.
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