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Venice Days Announces Impressive Lineup, Including International and World Premieres

Venice Days Announces Impressive Lineup, Including International and World Premieres

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Venice Days, modeled after Cannes’ successful Directors’ Fortnight, has announced its 2015 lineup, promising an exciting variety of features, shorts and special events. 

Spanish first-time director Dani de la Torre will open the section with his action thriller “Retribution.” Some highlights of the announcement include world premieres of Matias Bize’s romance-drama, “The Memory of Water,” Leyla Bouzid’s portrait of a Tunisian girl’s political protest through music, “As I Open My Eyes,” and Piotr Chrzan’s intense Holocaust war drama, “Klezmer.” The festival will close with Simon Stone’s “The Daughter,” about a man tentatively approaching a newly-discovered family secret.

The 12th edition of Venice Days will run from September 2-12.

The official selection, special events and Miu Miu Women’s Tales, which in partnership with Miu Miu promotes women’s stories in film, are below. For more information, visit the Venice Days website


“The Memory of Water”
Dir: Matias Bize 

“As I Open My Eyes”
Dir: Leyla Bouzid

“Long Live the Bride”
Dir: Ascanio Celestini

Dir: Piotr Chrzan

Dir: Dani de la Torre

Dir: Carlo Lavagna

“First Light”
Dir: Vincenzo Marra

“Island City”
Dir: Ruchika Oberoi

“Early Winter”
Dir: Michael Rowe

“Underground Fragrance”
Dir: Song Peng Fei

“The Daughter”
Dir: Simon Stone


“Milano 2015”
by AA. VV.

“Harry’s Bar”
Dir: Carlotta Cerquetti

“Innocence of Memories”
Dir: Grant Gee

“Viva Ingrid!”
Dir: Allessandro Rossellini

Dir: Carlos Saura

Dir: Celia Rowlson Hall


“De Djess”
Dir: Alice Rohrwacher

“Les 3 Boutons”
Dir: Agnes Varda

READ MORE: Agnès Varda’s New ‘Women’s Tales’ Short to Debut at Venice Film Fest

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