The Venice Film Festival is unveiling the lineup of its 78th edition, which is expected to be a star-studded affair that launches a substantial number of prospective awards season contenders and, more generally, a rich roster of hotly-anticipated new works by global auteurs, alongside some potential discoveries.
Previously announced titles include Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers,” starring Penelope Cruz, which will open the event in competition on Sept. 1 and Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget sci-fi epic “Dune,” (pictured) starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, that will have its world premiere on the Lido out of competition on Sept. 3, before segueing to Toronto. Also announced is David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Kills,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis who will be feted with a lifetime achievement award alongside Italian multiple Oscar winner Roberto Benigni (“Life Is Beautiful”).
“Parasite” helmer Bong Joon Ho will preside over the main jury, which includes “Nomadland” helmer Chloé Zhao, whose road to Oscar glory began in Venice last year. The festival plans to run from Sept. 1-11 as a full-fledged physical event.
The virtual press conference is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CET. This post will be updated live below as films are revealed.
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP