Hold the phone: Noah Baumbach and Adam Driver’s fifth collaboration together, “White Noise,” is set to make history at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.
Along with everything else Driver has in the works, “White Noise” marks a new milestone for the two-time Oscar nominee, with the first Netflix film to ever debut Opening Night at Venice. The festival takes place from August 31 to September 10, with the Baumbach written and directed film opening the fest.
The film will be screened Wednesday, August 31, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema (Lido di Venezia), on the opening night of the 79th Venice Film Festival. Netflix has yet to set a release date.
“It is a great honor to open the 79th Venice Film Festival with ‘White Noise,'” festival chief Alberto Barbera said. “It was worth waiting for the certainty that the film was finished to have the pleasure to make this announcement. Adapted from the great Don DeLillo novel, Baumbach has made an original, ambitious and compelling piece of art which plays with measure on multiple registers: dramatic, ironic, satirical. The result is a film that examines our obsessions, doubts, and fears as captured in the 1980s, yet with very clear references to contemporary reality.”
Baumbach added, “It is a truly wonderful thing to return to the Venice Film Festival, and an incredible honor to have ‘White Noise’ play as the opening night film. This is a place that loves cinema so much, and it’s a thrill and a privilege to join the amazing films and filmmakers that have premiered here.”
Keep scrolling for all the details on the highly anticipated, star-studded feature.