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Venice Reveals 2014 Lineup: New James Franco, Lisa Cholodenko and Peter Bogdanovich Make Cut

Venice Reveals 2014 Lineup: New James Franco, Lisa Cholodenko and Peter Bogdanovich Make Cut

The 71st Venice Film Festival today announced their lineup of 55 features, 20 of which are screening in competition, and all of which are world premieres. As previously announced, the festival is opening with Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor.

Competition highlights include David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn,” starring Al Pacino; Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield; “The Look Of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing”; “Pasolini,” Abel Ferrera’s film on the final days of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, played in the film by Willem Dafoe; “Three Hearts,” Benoît Jacquot’s follow-up to his well-received “Farewell, My Queen;” and Andrew Niccol’s “The Good Kill,” starring Ethan Hawke.

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Al Pacino also stars in Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling,” which is screening out of competition. Other titles in that section include Peter Bogdanovich’s “She’s Funny That Way,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson; Joe Dante’s latest, “Burying the Ex”; the director’s cut of Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Volume 2”; James Franco’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel, “The Sound and the Fury”; and Lisa Cholodenko’s “Olive Kitteredge.”

The Venice Film Festival runs August 27 to September 6. Below find the full lineup:

“Three Hearts” (dir. Benoit Jacquot)
“Le Rancon De Glory” (dir. Xavier Beauvois)
“Le dernier coup de marteau” (dir. Alix Delaporte)
“Loin des hommes” (dir. David Oelhoffen)
“Birdman” (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) (also opening film)
“99 Homes” (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
“The Good Kill” (dir. Andrew Niccol)
“Manglehorn” (dir. David Gordon Green)
“Pasolini” (dir. Abel Ferrera)
“Il giovane favoloso” (dir. Mario Martone)
“Anime nere” (dir. Francesco Munzi)
“Hungry Hearts” (dir. Saverio Costanzo)
“The Cut” (dir. Fatih Akin)
“A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” (dir. Roy Andersson)
“The Look Of Silence” (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)
“The Postman’s White Nights” (dir. Andrej Konchalovsky)
“Fires On The Plain” (dir. Shinya Tsukamoto)
“Red Amnesia” (dir. Wang Xioshuai)
“Tales” (dir. Rakhshan Bani-Eternad)
“Sivas” (Kaan Mujdeci)

“Words With Gods” (dir. Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, Hideo Nakata, Alex De La Iglesia)
“She’s Funny That Way” (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)
“Dearest” (dir. Peter Ho-Sun Chan)
“Olive Kitteredge” (dir. Lisa Cholodenko)
“Burying The Ex” (dir. Joe Dante)
“Perez” (dir. Edoardo De Angelis)
“La Zuppa Del Demonio” (dir. Davide Ferrario)
“The Sound And The Fury” (dir. James Franco)
“Tsili” (dir. Amos Gitai)
“La Trattavita” (dir. Sabina Guzzanti)
“Make-Up” (dir. Kwontaek Im)
“The Humbling” (dir. Barry Levinson)
“The Old Man Of Belem” (dir. Manoel De Oliviera)
“Italy In A Day” (dir. Gabriele Salvatores)
“In The Basement ” (dir. Ulrich Seidl)
“The Boxtrolls” (dir. Anthony Stacchi, Annable Graham)
“Nymphomaniac Volume 2: Director’s Cut” (dir. Lars Von Trier)

“Theeb” (dir. Naji Abu Nowar)
“Line Of Credit” (dir. Salome Alexi)
“Senza Nessuna Pieta” (dir. Michele Alhaique)
“Cymbeline” (dir. Michael Almereyda)
“Io Sto Con La Sposa” (dir. Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry)
“La Vita Oscena” (dir. Renato De Maria)
“Near Death Experience” (dir. Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern)
“Realite” (dir. Quentin Dupieux)
“Goodnight Mommy” (dir. Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala)
“Hill Of Freedom” (dir. Hong Sang-Soo)
“Bypass” (dir. Duane Hopkins)
“the President” (dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
“Your Right Mind” (dir. Ami Canaan Mann)
“Belluscone, Una Storia Siciliana” (dir. Franco Maresco)
“Nabat” (dir. Elchin Musaoglu)
“Heaven Knows What” (dir. Josh & Ben Safdie)
“These Are The Rules” (dir. Ognjen Svilicic)
“Court” (dir. Chaitanya Tamhane)

CLOSING FILM – out of competition:
“The Golden Era” (dir. Ann Hui)

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