26th Jul, 2022

Screen Daily by Orlando Parfitt

The line-up of the 79th Venice Film Festival (August 31-September 10) has been announced by festival president Roberto Cicutto and artistic director Alberto Barbera.

The heavyweight competition line-up includes films by Alejandro G. Inarritu, Joanna Hogg, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Darren Aronofsky, Andrew Dominik, Luca Guadagnino, Martin McDonagh and Florian Zeller. As with last year, five female directors were selected in the main competition. Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is playing out of competition.

As previously announced, Noah Baumbach’s White Noise will open the festival in competition.

Julianne Moore will preside over the competition jury that also includes Audrey Diwan, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Mariano Cohn, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Leila Hatami and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Florent Gouelou’s French drama Three Nights A Week will open this year’s Critics’ Week sidebar. The Giornate degli Autori (formerly Venice Days) line-up will be announced at a later date.

CompetitionThe Son (UK)Dir. Florian Zeller

White Noise (US)Dir. Noah Baumbach

Il Signore Delle Formiche (It)Dir. Gianni Amelio

The Whale (US)Dir. Darren Aronofsky

L’Immensita (It-Fr)Dir. Emanuele Crialese

Saint Omer (Fr)Dir. Alice Diop

Blonde (US)Dir. Andrew Dominik

TÁR (US)Dir. Todd Field

Love Life (Jap-Fr)Dir. Koji Fukada

Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths (Mex)Dir. Alejandro G. Inarritu

Athena (Fr)Dir. Romain Gavras

Bones And All (US)Dir. Luca Guadagnino

The Eternal Daughter (UK-US)Dir. Joanna Hogg

Beyond The Wall (Iran)Dir. Vahid Jalilvand

The Banshees Of Inisherin (Ire-UK-US)Dir. Martin McDonagh

Argentina, 1985 (Arg-US)Dir. Santiago Mitre

Chiara (It-Bel)Dir. Susanna Nicchiarelli

Monica (US-It)Dir. Andrea Pallaoro

No Bears (Iran)Dir. Jafar Panahi

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed (documentary) (US)Dir. Laura Poitras

A Couple (Fr-US)Dir. Frederick Wiseman

Our Ties (Fr)Dir. Roschdy Zem

Other People’s Children (Fr)Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski