Venice Film Festival line-up


The Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday 2 September with a main competition selection of five first works from among the record-setting 19 debut or second efforts in the overall selection.

There is general consensus that the festival’s line-up of relatively unknown directors is partially due to the downturn in the world economy –  new directors generally cost less. A first for the festival is a sidebar competition for 3D films.

Baaria, from Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore, will be the first Italian film to open the festival in a generation.

The 66th edition of the festival ends on 12 September.


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