Venice Film Festival 2020 Full Lineup: Luca Guadagnino, Chloe Zhao, Gia Coppola, and More

Daniele Luchetti, Chloe Zhao, and more are heading to Venice to world premiere their new films.
Frances McDormand in the film NOMADLAND. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
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While the coronavirus pandemic has canceled major festivals such as Cannes and Telluride, the 2020 Venice Film Festival is moving ahead as planned and will be the world’s first major film festival since Sundance and Berlin at the start of the year. Venice 2020’s main selection will be split into three sections: Venezia 77 (aka the main competition), Out of Competition, and Horizons. The titles selected for the main competition will compete for the Golden Lion, which was awarded last year to Todd Phillips’ “Joker.”

As previously announced, Daniele Luchetti’s drama “Lacci” will open the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2. The movie is the first Italian title to open Venice in 11 years. The last Italian opener was Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baarìa” at the 2009 festival. “Lacci” is included in this year’s Out of Competition section. Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” follow-up “Nomadland” was also confirmed for a world premiere at Venice ahead of today’s announcement. The drama, starring Frances McDormand, will premiere September 11 at both Venice and TIFF before screening at NYFF as the centerpiece selection.

Cate Blanchett is serving as the president of this year’s Venice competition jury. Joining the Oscar winner on the main competition is “Goodnight Mommy” director Veronika Franz (“Goodnight Mommy,” “The Lodge”), “The Souvenir” filmmaker Joanna Hogg, Italian writer and novelist Nicola Lagioia, “Phoenix” and “Transit” filmmaker Christian Petzold, Romanian director Cristi Puiu, and French actress Ludivine Sagnier. “High Life” director Claire Denis is heading up the Horizons jury alongside Oskar Alegria, Francesca Comencini, Katriel Schory, and Christine Vachon (USA).

The 2020 Venice Film Festival runs September 2-12. Check out the official lineup for the festival below.

Opening Night
“Lacci,” Daniele Luchetti (Out of Competition)

Competition/Venezia 77
“In Between Dying,” Hilal Baydarov
“Le Sorelle Macaluso,” Emma Dante
“The World to Come,” Mona Fastvold
“Nuevo Orden,” Michel Franco
“Lovers,” Nicole Garcia
“Laila In Haifa,” Amos Gitai
“Dear Comrades,” Andrei Konchalovsky
“Wife of a Spy,” Kiyoshi Kurosawa
“Sun Children,” Majid Majidi
“Pieces of a Woman,” Kornel Mundruczo
“Miss Marx,” Susanna Nicchiarelli
“Padrenostro,” Claudio Noce
“Notturno,” Gianfranco Rosi
“Never Gonna Snow Again,” Malgorzata Szumowska
“The Disciple,” Chaitanya Tamhane
“And Tomorrow the Entire World,” Julia Von Heinz
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” Jasmila Zbanic
“Nomadland,” Chloe Zhao

Out of Competition (Fiction)
“Lasciami Andare,” Stefano Mordini
“Mandibules,” Quentin Dupieux
“Love After Love,” Ann Hui
“Assandira,” Salvatore Mereu
“The Duke,” Roger Michell
“Night in Paradise,” Park Hoon-Jung
“Mosquito State,” Filip Jan Rymsza
“One Night in Miami,” Regina King
“The Human Voice, Pedro Almodovar

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)
“Sportin’ Life,” Abel Ferrara
“Crazy, Not Insane,” Alex Gibney
“Greta,” Nathan Grossman
“Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams,” Luca Guadagnino
“Final Account,” Luke Holland
“La Verite Su La Dolce Vita,” Giussepe Pedersoli
“Molecole,” Andrea Segre
“Narciso Em Ferias,” Renato Terra and Ricardo Calil
“Paolo Conte, Via Con Me,” Giorgio Verdelli
“Hopper/Welles,” Orson Welles
“City Hall,” Frederick Wiseman

Out of Competition (Special Screenings)
“Princess Europe,” Camille Lotteau
“30 Monedas (Episode One),” Alex De La Iglesia
“Omelia Contadina, Alica Rohrwacher and JR

“Apples,” Christos Nikou
“La Troisieme Guerre,” Giovanni Aloi
“Milestone,” Ivan Ayr
“The Wasteland,” Ahmad Bahrami
“The Man Who Sold His Skin,” Kaouther Ben Hania
“I Predatori,” Pietro Castellitto
“Mainstream,” Gia Coppola
“Genus Pan,” Lav Diaz
“Zanka Contact,” Ismael El Iraki
“Guerre E Pace,” Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi
“La Nuit Des Rois,” Philippe Lacote
“The Furnace,” Roderick Mackay
“Careless Crime,” Shahram Mokri
“Gaza Mon Amour,” Tarzan Nasser and Arab Nasser
“Selva Tragica,” Yulene Olaizola
“Nowhere Special,” Uberto Pasolini
“Listen,” Ana Rocha De Sousa
“The Best Is Yet to Come,” Wang Jing
“Yellow Cat,” Adilkhan Yerzhanov

VENICE DAYS LINEUP (runs concurrently with the Venice Film Festival from September 2-12)
“Honey Cigar,” Kamir Aïnouz
“The Stonebreaker,” Gianluca and Massimiliano Serio
“Mama,” Li Dongmei
“Residue,” Merawi Gerima
“Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time” Lili Horvat
“Oasis,” Ivan Ilkic
“My Tender Matador,” Rodrigo Sepulveda
“Conference,” Ivan I. Tverdovskij
“The Whaler Boy,” Philipp Yuryev
“200 Meters,” Ameen Nayfeh
“Saint-Narcisse,” Bruce LaBruce
“Nightwalk,” Malgorzata Skumowksa (Short Film)
“In My Room,” Mati Diop (Short Film)

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