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VENICE ’07: Anderson, Haggis, Haynes, Lee, Loach, Miike, and More Set for 64th Venice Fest

VENICE '07: Anderson, Haggis, Haynes, Lee, Loach, Miike, and More Set for 64th Venice Fest

Joe Wright‘s “Atonement” will open the 64th Venice Film Festival, running August 29 – September 8, 2007 in Italy. The complete lineup for the festival was announced today by event president Davide Croff and Festival Director Marco Muller. New films from Wes Anderson, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Greenaway, Paul Haggis, Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, Ken Loach, Takashi Miike, and Eric Rohmer are among those in competition at this year’s festival. Launched in 1932, the event will celebrate 75 years since its first edition with the 75th anniversary Golden Lion awarded to Bernardo Bertolucci. Also, Tim Burton will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. Also on tap will be a retrospective of Spaghetti Westerns” with Quentin Tarantino.

A scene from Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Image provided by Focus Features

Venezia 64 – In Competition (information provided by the festival)

Atonement,” directed by Joe Wright – UK / USA, 123′
Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn
64th Venice Film Festival opening film

The Darjeeling Limited,” directed by Wes Anderson – USA, 91′
Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray

Sleuth” directed by Kenneth Branagh – UK / USA, 86′
Michael Caine, Jude Law

Heya fawda” (Le Chaos), directed by Youssef Chahine – Egypt, 122′
Khaled Saleh, Mena Shalaby, Hala Sedky, Youssef El Cherif

Redacted,” directed by Brian De Palma – USA, 90′
Kel O’Neill, Daniel Stewart Sherman

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” directed by Andrew Dominik – USA, 155′
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard

Nessuna qualita agli eroi,” directed by Paolo Franchi – Italy / Switzerland / France, 102′
Elio Germano, Bruno Todeschini, Irene Jacob

Michael Clayton,” directed by Tony Gilroy – USA, 119′
George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack

Nightwatching,” directed by Peter Greenaway – UK / Poland / Canada / Netherlands, 134′
Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Michael Teigen

En la ciudad de Sylvia,” directed by Jose Luis Guerin – Spain, 90′
Pilar Lopez De Ayala, Xavier Lafitte

In the Valley of Elah,” directed by Paul Haggis – USA, 120′
Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon

I’m not There,” directed by Todd Haynes – USA, 135′
Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, Christian Bale, Charlotte Gainsbourg

The Sun Also Rises” (Taiyang zhaochang shenqi), directed by Wen Jiang – China / Hong Kong, 116′
Jiang Wen, Joan Chen, Zhou Yun, Jaycee Chan, Anthony Wong

Help me Eros” (Bangbang wo aishen), directed by Kang Sheng Lee – Taiwan, 107′
Lee Kang Sheng, Yin Shin

La Graine et le mulet,” directed by Abdellatif Kechiche – France, 151′
Habib Boufares, Marzouk Bouraouia, Faridah Benkhetache, Sabrina Ouazani

Lust, Caution” (Se, jie), directed by Ang Lee – China / USA, 135′
Tony Leung, Joan Chen, Tang Wei

It’s a Free World…,” directed by Ken Loach – UK / Italy / Germany / Spain, 96′
Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Kierston Wareing

L’ora di punta,” directed by Vincenzo Marra – Italy, 96′
Fanny Ardant, Michele Lastella, Giulia Bevilacqua

Sukiyaki Western Django,” directed by Takashi Miike – Japan, 121′
Quentin Tarantino, Hideaki Ito, Kaori Momoi, Yoshino Rimura

12,” directed by Nikita Mikhalkov – Russian Federation, 153′
Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Makovezkij, Mikhail Yefremov, Sergei Garmash

Il dolce e l’amaro,” directed by Andrea Porporati – Italy, 98′
Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro

Les Amours d’Astree et Celadon,” directed by Eric Rohmer – France / Italy / Spain, 109′
Stephanie Crayencour, Andy Gillet, Cecile Cassel

Venezia 64 – Out of Competition

Out of Competition – Venezia Maestri
Cassandra’s Dream,” directed by Woody Allen – UK / USA, 108′
Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson

Cleopatra,” directed by Julio Bressane – Brazil, 116′
Alessandra Negrini, Bruno Garcia, Miguel Falabella

La Fille coupee en deux,” directed by Claude Chabrol – France, 105′
Ludivine Saignier, Benoit Magimel, Mathilda May, Marie Bunel

Beyond the Years” (Chun-nyun-hack), directed by Im Kwon Taek – South Korea, 106′
Jae-hyun Jo, Jung-hae Oh

Glory to the Filmmaker!” (Kantoku banzai!), directed by Takeshi Kitano – Japan, 104′
“Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Tohru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Cristovao Colombo – O enigma,” directed by Manoel de Oliveira – Portugal / France, 100′
Ricardo Trepa, Leonor Baldaque, Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel de Oliveira

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