Published on 13 Aug 1919
TIFF also adds screenings of Natalie Portman's 'Lucy in the Sky' and Kristen Stewart's Jean Seberg thriller 'Seberg.'
The 2019 Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled another slew of star-driven titles for its 44th edition, including red carpet premieres at Roy Thomson Hall for Tom Harper's The Aeronauts and Giuseppe Capotondi's The Burnt Orange Heresy.
Toronto will give Amazon Studios' ballooning adventure The Aeronauts, which reunites Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, a Canadian premiere before the period adventure debuts in a select number of theaters Dec. 6 and debuts two weeks later on Amazon Prime. TIFF also booked a gala slot for the North American premiere of Capotondi's neo-noir thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy, which stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger and will close the Venice festival in an out-of-competition slot.
Toronto programmers added another 16 star-driven titles to the special presentations sidebar, including world bows for Kenny Leon's American Son for Netflix, starring Kerry Washington Marc Myers' Human Capital, an English-language remake of Paolo Virzì's Italian film of the same name Max Winkler's Jungleland underground fighting drama, which stars Charlie Hunnam and Jack O'Connell and Noah Hawley's Lucy in the Sky, which sees Natalie Portman play an astronaut returning from space, only to lose touch with earthly reality.
There are also world debuts for Jason Lei Howden's Guns Akimbo the sci-fi drama Synchronic, from directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson and starring Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie Gregor Jordan's Australian love story Dirt Music and Geetu Mohandas' The Elder One.
Special presentations also booked international premieres for Trey Edward Shults' musical drama Waves, headlined by Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell Dan Friedkin's Lyrebird and Quentin Dupieux's Deerskin.
The special presentations section also booked North American debuts for Benedict Andrews' Jean Seberg thriller Seberg, which stars Kristen Stewart Matthew Carnahan's true-life Iraqi war tale and directorial debut Mosul, produced by Joe and Anthony Russo Justine Triet's Sibyl Olivier Assayas' Wasp Network with Penelope Cruz and Palme d'Or-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth, which is set to open Venice and stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.
The contemporary world cinema program will open with Atiq Rahimi's Rwandan genocide drama Our Lady of the Nile, and includes Mati Diop's Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story, the Cannes Grand Prix winner Nadav Lapid's Synonyms, Berlin's Golden Bear winner and the Cannes Jury Prize winners, Ladj Ly's Les Miserables and Bacurau, by directors Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles.
There's also a Canadian premiere for Minhal Baig's coming-of-age tale Hala, which is produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. The program also features world bows for Pat Collins' Henry Glassie: Field Work Yaron Zilberman's Incitement, about the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens' The Barefoot Emperor Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu Rubaiyat Hossain's Made in Bangladesh Zaida Bergroth's Maria's Paradise and Karl Markovics' Nobadi.
Elsewhere, the masters sidebar will give a world bow to Arturo Ripstein's 29th feature, The Devil Between The Legs along with a North American bow for Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You, another for Marco Bellocchio's political drama The Traitor and a Canadian premiere for Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life.
And the wavelengths program of experimental titles is bringing to Toronto Albert Serra's Liberte Pedro Costa's Vitalina Varela Sergei Loznitsa's State Funeral Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers' Krabi, 2562.
The Toronto Film Festival, set to run Sept. 5-15, will unveil its final additions to the lineup Aug. 20.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Published on 25 Jul 1919
The Venice Film Festival has announced the selections for its 76th edition, which is set to take place from August 29 to September 7. The announcement marks the week’s second major film festival lineup to confirm titles following the Toronto International Film Festival. With both official selections for Venice and TIFF now revealed, the upcoming 2019-20 awards season is quickly taking shape.
As previously announced, Venice 2019 will open with the world premiere of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film “The Truth.” The family drama stars Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, and Ethan Hawke. “The Truth” is Kore-eda’s first directorial effort since winning the Palme d’Or in 2018 with “Shoplifters.” This year’s festival will close with “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” the latest feature from Giuseppe Capotondi. The movie stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, and Mick Jagger.
Venice has already announced that Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel will serve as the president of this year’s competition jury. The “Zama“ and “La Ciénaga“ filmmaker is only the seventh woman to hold the position in the festival’s 76-year history.
Opening Film “The Truth,” Hirokazu Kore-eda in competition
Closing Film “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” Giuseppe Capotondi out of competition
Venice Classics “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” Jack Arnold 1957 “The Grim Reaper,” Bernardo Bertolucci 1962 “The Spider’s Stratagem,” Bernardo Bertolucci 1970 “The Criminal Life of Archibaldo del la Cruz,” Luis Buñuel 1955 “The Crossing of the Rhine,” “Andre Cayatte 1960 “Maria Zef,” Vittorio Cottafavi 1981 “Crash,” David Cronenberg 1996 “Francesca,” Manoel de Oliveira 1981 “The House is Black,” Forough Farrokhzad 1962 “The White Sheik,” Federico Fellini 1952 “Current,” Istvan Gaal 1963 “The Hills of Marlik,” Ebrahim Golestan 1964 “Death of a Bureaucrat,” Tomas Gutierrez Alea 1966 “Out of the Blue,” Dennis Hopper 1980 “Ecstacy,” Gustav Machaty 1932 “Mauri,” Merata Mita 1988 “Pigeon Shoot,” Giuliano Montaldo 1961 “New York, New York,” Martin Scorsese 1977 “The Red Snowball Tree,” Vasiliy Shukshin 1973 “Way of a Gaucho,” Jacques Tourneur 1952
Venice Days “Seules Les Bêtes,” Dominik Moll “La llorona,” Jayro Bustamante “They Say Nothing Stays the Same,” Joe Odagiri “Un Monde Plus Grand,” Fabienne Berthaud “Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa “Beware Of Children,” Dag Johan Haugerud “Un Divan à Tunis,” Manele Labidi “The Long Walk,” Mattie Do “Lingua Franca,” Isabel Sandoval è Il Numero Perfetto,” Igort “Les Chevaux Voyageurs,” Bartabas “Mio Fratello Rincorre I Dinosauri,” Stefano Cipani
Published on 25 Jul 1919
strong>Refresh for latest…: The Venice Film Festival is unveiling its lineup for the 76th edition of the event this morning in Rome. The world's oldest film festival has in recent years cemented its status as the go-to fall launchpad for awards hopefuls, including hosting three of the last five Best Picture Oscar winners. Fest chief Alberto Barbera will run down the roster in the next hour, so check back for updates as we post the titles live below.
Speculation has been swirling for several weeks and with the bulk of the Toronto lineup revealed, films now strongly tipped to make their world premieres on the Lido include such big-ticket titles as Warner Bros/DC's Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix Fox/Disney's space drama Ad Astra with Brad Pitt Kristen Stewart-starrer Seberg formerly known as Against All Enemies from Amazon Steven Soderbergh's politically charged dark comedy The Laundromat with Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. The latter two films are from Netflix which is expected to have a strong presence. Last year's Golden Lion winner, Alfonso Cuaron's Roma - also a Netflix title - kicked off its awards season run on the Lido.em>Zama helmer Lucrecia Martel is President of the jury, and folks will be keen to see if the gender imbalance in films from female directors is in any way corrected this year. The fest runs from August 28-September 7, bookended by opener The Truth from Hirokazu Kore-eda and closer Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy. See below for the official selection of films as they are announced today.
Published on 22 Jul 1919
his year’s Venice Film Festival will close on September 7 with the world premiere of director Giuseppe Capotondi’s feature The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger. he Out Of Competition screening will be held in the Sala Grande after the festival’s awards ceremony.
The art world and the underworld collide in the neo-noir thriller set in present day Italy. The film follows charismatic art critic James Figueras Bang who hooks up with provocative fellow American, Berenice Hollis Debicki. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Cassidy Jagger. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney Sutherland, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spend time with the legendary Debney, they start to realise that nothing about the artist nor their mission is what it seems.
Producers are David Zander, David Lancaster, William Horberg. Executive producers include Sienna Aquilini and Peter Touche. Screenplay comes from Scott B. Smith, from the novel by Charles Willeford. Director of photography is David Ungaro and international sales are handled by HanWay Films with domestic sales overseen by UTA/CAA.here’s no confirmation yet whether Jagger will attend the Lido premiere.
Published on 22 Jul 1919
The film also stars Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger.
Giuseppe Capotondi's The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger, will close the Venice International Film Festival.
The world premiere of The Burnt Orange Heresy will be screened on the final day in an out-of-competition slot after the awards ceremony.
The art world and the underworld collide in director Capotondi's neo-noir thriller, set in present day Italy. Charismatic art critic James Figueras Bang hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American Berenice Hollis Debicki. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector Cassidy Jagger. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney Sutherland, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spends time with Debney, they start to realize that nothing about the artist or their mission is what it seems.
La Vérité The Truth, directed by Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifters will open the 76th edition of the Venice festival, organizers said last week.
The fest, which runs Aug. 28-Sept. 7, is overseen by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Source: Hollywood Reporter