As Netflix seems to want to move away from “vanity projects” (which is a VERY BAD idea), Variety has reported that four upcoming Netflix originals film could debut at the Venice International Film Festival. Spoiler alert: all of them could be considered “vanity projects.”
That’s right, Netflix could premiere Andrew Dominik‘s highly anticipated NC-17 rated Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, starring Ana de Armas, Noah Baumbach‘s White Noise, Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, and Romain Gavras‘ Athena, co-written with Ladj Ly, who directed 2019’s Oscar-nominated Les Misérables.
Last year, Netflix premiered The Power of the Dog at Venice, which was considered the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the Oscars. It won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture–Drama, and the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture. However, Apple TV+’s CODA ultimately triumphed at the Oscars after incredible awards push since it premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival in January of 2021, and after it won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.