Venice The film festival will announce its 80th edition on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT/6 a.m. ET). Venice’s artistic director Alberto Barbera will be joined by Roberto Scicutto, president of the Biennale, to reveal this year’s titles.
You can also watch the stream live here
Deadline will also be reporting live on the official selection list of films as they are named. With the simultaneous WGA-SAG-AFTRA strike, Venice is likely to look a little different this year, with stars staying away from the Lido to perform their gigs.
The festival is normally a glamorous springboard for American awards hopefuls and big streamers and studios, but its plans for American buzz titles have been thrown into disarray by a strike that prevents SAG members from promoting their projects. MGM has already snapped the Zendaya-led tennis pic challengers From Luca Guadagnino from the lineup. The picture was prepared for the opening of the festival ahead of its launch in the States on 15 September. Festival has chosen Italian World War II film commandant by Edoardo De Angelis, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, as a replacement opening film. In that vein, Netflix’s Spanish survival thriller La Sociedad de la Nieve (Society of Snow) The festival will be concluded by filmmaker JA Bayona. Logic would predict that this year’s Venice lineup would feature European titles more prominently, with SAG members unable to attend and promote.
However, the already widely touted Hollywood headlines for Venice this year include Michael Mann FerrariBradley Cooper’s artistSofia Coppola’s Priscillaand Yorgos Lanthimos poor things, from what we hear is a lock for the Lido. We hear Netflix could potentially be involved with David Fincher on the show murdererWhich would be another real coup.
first man Filmmaker Damien Chazelle will head this year’s competition, which will also feature Saleh Bakri, Jane Campion, Mia Hansen-Lowe, Gabrielle Menetti, Martin McDonagh, Santiago Mitre, Laura Poitras and Shu Qi.
Venice runs from 30 August to 9 September. Watch the stream above.