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Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup: Includes ‘Equals’ and ‘The Danish Girl’ World Premieres, New Noah Baumbach Documentary

Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup: Includes 'Equals' and 'The Danish Girl' World Premieres, New Noah Baumbach Documentary

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With yesterday’s unveiling of the Toronto International Film Festival’s first piece of its slate — including the festival’s Galas and Special Presentations, along with its pick for Opening Night — fall festival season is off with a bang.

Not to be outdone, the Venice Film Festival has revealed its full slate for the September festival, and although there are some TIFF repeats here (including Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember,” Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s “Anomalisa”), many of those films will actually world premiere at VFF.

The slate also includes some fresh festival faces, including Drake Doremus’ sci-fi feature “Equals,” Martin Scorsese’s new short “The Audition” and Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader.” The documentary picks are particularly strong this year, including Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s Brian De Palma-centric “De Palma,” Amy Berg’s “Janis” (which, quite notably, is beating a slew of biopics about singer Janis Joplin to the big screen) and Frederick Wiseman’s “In Jackson Heights.”

Previously announced features, including opener “Everest” and the world premiere of “Black Mass,” round out the slate.

Below is the complete VFF 2015 lineup. The festival runs September 2 – 12.

Opening Film

“Everest” (dir. Baltasar Kormákur) 

Closing Film

“Mr. Six” (dir. Hu Guan) 

In Competition

“Frenzy” (dir. Emin Alper) 

“Heart Of A Dog” (dir. Laurie Anderson)
“Sangue del mio sangue” (dir. Marco Bellocchio) 

“Looking For Grace” (dir. Sue Brooks) 

“Equals” (dir. Drake Doremus) 

“Remember” (dir. Atom Egoyan) 

“Beasts Of No Nation” (dir. Cary Fukunaga) 

“Per amor vostro” (dir. Giuseppe M. Gaudino) 

“Marguerite” (dir. Xavier Giannoli) 

“Rabin, The Last Day” (dir. Amos Gitai) 

“A Bigger Splash” (dir. Luca Guadagnino) 

“The Endless River” (dir. Oliver Hermanus) 

“The Danish Girl” (dir. Tom Hooper) 

“Anomalisa” (dir. Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson) 

“L’attesa” (dir. Piero Messina) 

“11 Minutes” (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski) 

“Francofonia” (dir. Aleksandr Sokurov) 

“The Clan” (dir. Pablo Trapero) 

“Desde allá” (dir. Lorenzo Vigas) 

“L’hermine” (dir. Christian Vincent) 

“Behemoth” (dir. Zhao Liang)

Out Of Competition

“Go With Me” (dir. Daniel Alfredson) 

“Non essere cattivo” (dir. Claudio Caligari) 

“Black Mass” (dir. Scott Cooper) 

“Spotlight” (dir. Thomas McCarthy) 

“La calle de la Amargura” (dir. Arturo Ripstein) 

“The Audition” (dir. Martin Scorsese) (short) 

Documentary Out Of Competition

“Winter On Fire” (dir. Evgeny Afineevsky) 

“De Palma” (dir. Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow) 

“Janis” (dir. Amy Berg) 

“The Event” (dir. Sergei Loznitsa) 

“Fli uomini di questa città io non li conosco” (dir. Franco Maresco) 

“L’escercito più piccolo del mondo” (dir. Gianfranco Pannone) 

“Afternoon” (dir. Tsai Ming-liang) 

“In Jackson Heights” (dir. Frederick Wiseman) 

“Human” (dir. Yann Arthus-Bertrand) 


“Madame Courage” (dir. Merzak Allouache) 

“A Copy Of My Mind” (dir. Joko Anwar) 

“Pecore in erba” (dir. Alberto Caviglia) 

“Tempête” (dir. Samuel Collardey) 

“The Childhood Of A Leader” (dir. Brady Corbet) 

“Italian Gangster” (dir. Renato De Maria) 

“Wednesday, May 9” (dir. Vahid Jalilvand) 

“Mountain” (dir. Yaelle Kayam) 

“A War” (dir. Tobias Lindholm) 

“Interrogation” (dir. Vetri Maaran) 

“Free In Deed” (dir. Jake Mahaffy) 

“Boi Neon” (dir. Gabriel Mascaro) 

“Man Down” (dir. Dito Montiel) 

“Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” (dir. Hadar Morag) 

“Un monstruo de mil cabezas” (dir. Rodrigo Plá) 

“Mate-me por favor” (dir. Anita Rocha Da Silveira) 

“Taj Mahal” (dir. Nicolas Saada) 

“Interruption” (dir. Yorgos Zois) 

READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, ‘Demolition’ to Open

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