78th Venice International Film Festival


The 78th Venice International Film Festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera. It will take place in Venice Lido from 1 to 11 September 2021. The festival has been officially recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The festival aims to raise awareness and promote world cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The festival also organizes retrospective events and honoring prominent figures as a contribution to a better understanding of the history of cinema.”

Venezuela 2021 – Competition

Parallel Mothers, Monastery: Pedro Almodóvar
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, Monastery: Anna Lily Amirpour
Another world, dir: Stefan Brezy
Dog power, dir: Jane Campion
Latin America, monastery: Damiano de Inocenzo, Fabio de Inocenzo
Event, dir: Audrey Diwan
Official competition, writers: Gaston Dubrat, Mariano Cohen
Il Buco, monastery: Michelangelo Frammartino
Sunset, monastery: Michel Franco
Illusions of Perdis, dir: Xavier Giannulli
Missing Daughter Abbey: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Spencer, dir: Pablo Larren
Freaks, dir: Gabriel Mainetti
Here I laugh, I say: Mario Marton
On the job: The Missing 8, dir: Erik Matti
Leave No Trace, dir: Jan B Matuszinski
Captain Volkonov survived, and writers: Natasha Merkulova, Alexei Chubov
Card Counter, Dir: Paul Schrader
The Hand of God Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
La caja, monastery: Lorenzo Vegas
Reflection, dir: Valentin Vasyanovic

Out of competition – fantasy

The Hidden Child, dir: Roberto Ando
Human things, dir: Ivan Attal
Ariaferma, monastery: Leonardo de Costanzo
Halloween Kills, Abbey: David Gordon Green
Catholic School, Monastery: Stefano Mordini
Old Henry, monastery: Pozzi Ponceroli
Deere’s Last Duel: Ridley Scott
Dune, monastery: Denis Villeneuve
Last Night in Soho, Abbey: Edgar Wright

Out of competition – non-fiction

A Life of Crime 1984-2020 Abbey: John Albert
Trenches, monastery: Loup Bureau
Journey to Twilight, say: Augusto Contento
Republic of Silence, monastery: Diana El Giroudy
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, Journey, Song, Loved Ones: Danielle Geller, Dina Goldfein
Deandré #Deandré Story Of An Employee, dir: Roberta Lena
Django and Django, dir: Luca Ria
Ezio Bosso. Things That Remain, Monastery: Giorgio Verdelli

special offers

7 Days Bergamo, Monastery: Simona Ventura
La Biennale di Venezia: Cinema in the time of Covid, dir: Andrea Segre

Out of Competition – Series

Scenes from a marriage (episodes 1-5), dir: Hagai Levi

Horizons Extra

Dreamland: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Costa Brava, monastery: Monia Akl
Mom I’m at home, dir: Vladimir Petukov
My night, dir: Antoinette Polat
The girl flew, say: Wilma Lapitte
7 prisoners, monastery: Alexandre Morato
The blind man who doesn’t want to see Titanic, dir: Timo Nikki
Picture Machine by Alfredo C., dir: Roland Secco


Les Promes, dir: Thomas Kruithof
Atlantide, Director: Yuri Ankarani
Miraculous, monastery: Bogdan George Aptri
Pilgrims, monastery: Laurynas Bareisa
Il Paradiso Del Pavone, monastery: Laura Bispuri
Waterfalls, Monastery: Chung Mong-Hong
The Hole in the Fence, Monastery: Joaquin del Paso
Amira, dir: Mohamed Diab
Full-time, say: Eric Gravel
107 Mothers, Dir: Peter Kereks
Vera Dreams of the Sea, monastery: Kalterina Krasnicki
White Building, Monastery: Cavic Ning
Anatomy of Time, Monastery: Jakrawal Nilthamrong
The other Tom, dirs: Rodrigo Pla, Laura Santullo
El Gran Movimento, monastery: Kiero Rosso
Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, Monastery: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Rhinoceros, monastery: Oleg Sentsov
Real Things, Dir: Harry Wutliff
Ino Oh, dir: Yuasa Masaki

Biennale College – Cinema

to the east
our happiest days
little saint
the cathedral
Daddy, the devil
no tana

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