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2022 Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced!

Earlier today, the 79th Venice Film Festival announced its lineup, cementing it as a huge moment in the impending awards season. A ton of films with Oscar aspirations will be debuting there, so it’ll be one to really pay attention to!

The Venice lineup, which you can see below, includes a ton of interesting movies, including the aforementioned White Noise from Noah Baumbach (as reported here) as the opener. Also on hand here to fight it out for the Golden Lion in competition this year will be Blonde from Andrew Dominik, Bones and All from Luca Guadagnino, The Son from Florian Zeller, TÁR from Todd Field, and The Whale from Darren Aronofsky. Out of competition, the titles include Don’t Worry Darling from Olivia Wilde and Pearl from Ti West, among others.

Here now is the Venice Film Festival lineup:

Il Signore Delle Formiche, dir. Gianni Amelio
The Whale, dir. Darren Aronofsky
L’Imensita, dir. Emanuel Crialese
Saint Omer, dir. Alice Diop
Blonde, dir. Andrew Dominik
TÁR, dir. Todd Field
Love Life, dir. Koji Fukada
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Athena, dir. Romain Gavras
Bones and All, dir. Luca Guadagnino
The Eternal Daughter, dir. Joanna Hogg
Beyond the Wall, dir. Vahid Jalilvand
The Banshees of Inisherin, dir. Martin McDonagh
Argentina 1985, dir. Santiago Mitre
Chiara, dir. Susanna Nicchiarelli
Monica, dir. Andrea Pallaoro
No Bears, dir. Jafar Panahi
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, dir. Laura Poitras
A Couple, dir. Frederick Wiseman
The Son, dir. Florian Zeller
Our Ties, dir. Roschdy Zem
Other People’s Children, dir. Rebecca Zlotowski

Out of Competition — Fiction
The Hanging Sun, dir. Francesco Carrozzini
When the Waves Are Gone, dir. Lav Diaz
Living, dir. Oliver Hermanus
Dead for a Dollar, dir. Walter Hill
Call of God, dir. Kim Ki-duk
Dreamin’ Wild, dir. Bill Pohlad
Master Gardener, dir. Paul Schrader
Drought, dir. Paolo Virzi
Pearl, dir. Ti West
Don’t Worry Darling, dir. Olivia Wilde

Out of Competition — Nonfiction 
Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, dir. Evgeny Afineevsky
The Matchmaker, dir. Benedetta Argentieri
Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanita, dirs, Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo
A Compassionate Spy, dir. Steve James
Music for Black Pigeons, dirs, Jorgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed
The Kiev Trial, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
In Viaggio, dir. Gianfranco Rosi
Bobi Wine Ghetto President, dirs, Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo
Nuclear, dir. Oliver Stone

Out of Competition — TV Series
The Kingdom Exodus, dir. Lars von Trier
Copenhagen Cowboys, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Princess, dir. Roberto De Paolis
On the Fringe, dir. Juan Diego Botto
Victim, dir. Michal Blasko
Trenque Lauquen I, dir. Laura Citarella
Trenque Lauquen II, dir. Laura Citarella
Vera, dirs, Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Blanquita, dir. Fernando Guzzoni
Pour La France, dir. Rachid Hami
A Man, dir. Kei Ishikawa
Bread And Salt, dir. Damian Kocur
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, dir. Antonio Lukich
Ti Mangio Il Cuore, dir. Pippo Mezzapesa
To the North, dir. Mihai Mincan
Autobiography, dir. Makbul Mubarak
La Syndicaliste, dir. Jean-Paul Salomé
World War III, dir. Houman Seyedi
The Happiest Man in the World, dir. Teona Strugar Mitevska
The Bride, dir. Sergio Tréfaut

Horizons Extra
Origin of Evil, dir. Sebastien Mariner
Hanging Gardens, dir. Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
Amanda, dir. Carolina Cavalli
Zapatos Rojos, dir. Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
Nezhou, dir. Soudade Kaadan
Notte Fantasma, dir. Fulvio Risuleo
Without Her, dir. Arian Vazirdaftari
Valeria Is Getting Married, dir. Michael Vinik
Goliath, dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Short Films
Maid, dir. Lucretia Martel
Look at Me, dir. Sally Potter


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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