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Venice Film Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed: ‘Roma,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘The Favourite,’ Coen Brothers’ ‘Buster Scruggs,’ and More

Brady Corbet's "Vox Lux" and Jennifer Kent's "The Nightingale” will premiere in competition at Venice.



The Venice Film Festival is celebrating its 75th year in 2018 with a star-studded lineup that includes world premieres from Damien Chazelle, Bradley Cooper, Luca Guadagnino, and Alfonso Cuarón. The festival takes place August 29 to September 8 and marks the official kickoff of the 2018 fall awards season.

As has been previously announced, Damien Chazelle will open the festival with the world premiere of “First Man.” The space race drama stars Chazelle’s “La La Land” Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and recounts the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The world premiere will be Chazelle’s second Venice opener after “La La Land.” Also confirmed prior to the announcement lineup was Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” which marks the actor’s directorial debut.

Check out the full lineup for the 2018 Venice Film Festival below. This year’s competition jury is led by Guillermo del Toro, who won the Golden Lion at the festival last year with “The Shape of Water.”

Opening Night Film
“First Man,” Damian Chazelle (also in competition)

Competition (Still Updating)
“The Mountain,” Rick Alverson
“Doubles Vies,” Olivier Assayas
“The Sisters Brothers,” Jacques Audiard
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel and Ethan Coen
“Vox Lux,” Brady Corbet
Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron
“22 July,” Paul Greengrass
“Suspiria,” Luca Guadagnino
“Werk Ohne Autor,” Florian Henckel von Donnersmark
“The Nightingale,” Jennifer Kent
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Lanthimos
“Peterloo,” Mike Leigh
“Capri-Revolution,” Mario Martone
“What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?” Roberto Minervini
“Sunset,” Laszlo Nemes
“Freres Ennemis,” David Oelhoffen
“Nuestro Tiempo,” Carlos Reygadas
“At Eternity’s Gate,” Julian Schnabel
“Acusada,” Gonzalo Tobal
“Killing,” Shinya Tsukamoto

Out-of-Competition Fiction
“Una Storia Senza Nome,” Roberto Ando
“Les Estivants,” Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
“A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper
“Mi Obra Maestra,” Gaston Duprat
“A Tramway in Jerusalem,” Amos Gitai
“Un Pueple et son Roi,” Pierre Schoeller
“La Quietud,” Pablo Trapero
“Shadow,” Zhang Yimou
“Dragged Across Concrete,” S. Craig Zahler

Out-of-Competition Documentaries
“A Letter to a Friend in Gaza,” Amos Gitai
“Aquarela,” Victor Kossakovsky
“El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema,” Emir Kusturica
“Process,” Sergei Loznitsa
“Carmine Street Guitars,” Ron Mann
“Isis, Tomorrow, The Lost Souls of Mosul,” Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi
“American Dharma,” Errol Morris
“Introduzione All’Oscuro,” Gaston Solnicki
“1938 Diversi,” Giorgio Treves
“Your Face,” Tsai Ming-Liang”
“Monrovia, Indiana,” Frederick Wiseman

“The Other Side of the Wind,” Orson Welles
“They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” Morgan Neville
“My Brilliant Friend,” Saverio Costanzo
“Il Diario Di Angela – Noi Due Cineasti,” Yervant Gianikian

Horizons (Competition)
“Sulla Mia Pelle,” Alessio Cremonini (opening film)
“Manta Ray,” Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
“Soni,” Ivan Ayr
“The River,” Emir Baigazin
“La Noche De 12 Anos,” Alvaro Brechner
“Deslembro,” Flavia Castro
“The Announcement,” Mahmut Fazil Coskun
“Un Giorno All’Improvviso,” Ciro D’Emilio
“Charlie Says,” Mary Harron
“Amanda,” Mikhael Hers
“The Day I Lost My Shadow,” Soudade Kaadan
“L’Enkas,” Sarah Marx
“The Man Who Surprised Everyone,” Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
“Memories of My Body,” Garin Nugroho
“As I Lay Dying,” Mostafa Sayyari
“La Profezia Dell’Armadillo,” Emanuele Scaringi
“Stripped,” Yaron Shani
“Jinpa,” Pema Tseden
“Tel Aviv on Fire,” Sameh Zoabi

Biennale College
“Deva,” Petra Szocs
“Yuva,” Emre Yeksan
“Zen Sul Ghiaccio Sottile,” Margherita Ferri

“The Tree Of Life (Extended Cut),” Terrence Malick
“Arrivederci Saigon,” Wilma Labate
“Il Ragazzo Piu Felice Del Mondon,” Gipi
“Il Banchiere Anarchio,” Giulio Base
“Blood Kin,” Ramin Bahrani
“Magic Lantern,” Amir Naderi
“L’Heure De La Sortie,” Sebastien Marnier
“Camorra,” Francesco Patierno

Venice Classics Documentary 
“The Great Buster,” Peter Bogdanovich
“Women Making Films: A New Road Movie Through Cinema,” Mark Cousins
“Humberto Maurio,” Andre de Mauro
“Living the Light,” Claire Pijman
“24/25 Il Fotograma in Pio,” Giancarlo Rolandi, Federico Pontiggia
“Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast,” Bruce Weber
“Friedkin Uncut,” Francesco Zippel

Venice Classics Restored Films
“They Live,” John Carpenter
“The Night Porter,” Liliana Canani
“The Naked City,” Jules Dassin
“Brick and Mirror,” Ebrahim Golestan
“Street of Shame,” Kenji Mizoguchi
“Il Posto,” Ermanno Olmi
“Last Year at Marienbad,” Alain Resnais
“The Place Without Limits,” Arturo Ripstein
“Adieu Philippne,” Jacques Rozier
“The Ascent,” Larisa Sheptiko
“The Killers,” Don Siegel
“The Killers,” Robert Siodmak
“The Night of the Shooting Stars,” Paolo e Vittorio Taviani
“Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow Aka the Mad,” Tomu Uchida
“Death in Venice,” Luchino Visconti
“The Golem,” Paul Wegener
“Nothing Scared,” William A. Wellman
“Some Like It Hot,” Billy Wilder

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