Venice 2022: the sulphurous film on Marilyn Monroe, Timothée Chalamet, the French in…

Venice 2022 the sulphurous film on Marilyn Monroe Timothee Chalamet

Cate Blanchett, Timothé Chalamet, Harry Styles, Ana de Armas in Marilyn expected, a comeback for Brendan Fraser, the French in competition… Discover the selection of the 79th Venice Film Festival, which will take place from August 31 to September 10, 2022.

After The Event ofAudrey Diwan, Golden Lion 2022, which film will win the highest award at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, which will be held from August 31 to September 10? The generous selection of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival has just been unveiled, with the competition, the films out of competition, as well as the Orrizonti and Orrizonti Extra sections.

The jury for the 2022 competition will be chaired by the actress Julianne Moore. She will be surrounded by French director Audrey Diwan (Golden Lion in 2021 with L’Evénement), Argentinian director, screenwriter and producer Mariano Cohn, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, Italian director and screenwriter Leonardo Di Costanzo, director , Spanish screenwriter and producer Rodrigo Sorogoyen (currently playing with As Bestas, with Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs), and the Anglo-Japanese writer, screenwriter and Nobel Prize winner in literature Kazuo Ishiguro.

Among the event films, let us mention Blonde hair with Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, already preceded by a sulphurous reputation. Actor Brendan Fraser will make his big comeback with American director Darren Aronofsky in The Whale. Also selected, in competition, Bones and all by Luca Guadagnino (director Call me by your name) and his reunion with Timothé Chalamet. We will also see Cate Blanchett, faithful of this festival, in the costume of an orchestra conductor alongside Noémie Merlant and Nina Hoss, in Tar by Todd Field. There will be White Noise by Noah Baumbach in competition and opening (then a release on Netflix), with Adam Driver and Great Gerwig.

On the French side, double presence of Roschdy Zem, both as director and actor. He will present Minehis new production, and will accompany French filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central, Une fille facile), for the first time in competition at Venice, with Other people’s childrenwhose main female role is held by Virginie Efira (released on September 21 at the cinema).

Still on the director’s side, let’s mention Alice Diop, who after the remarkable documentary Nous, will present her first fiction feature film, Saint-Omer. Athenathe new Romain Gavras, produced by Ladj Ly, and broadcast on Netflix, is also selected in competition.

In the parallel sections, Sébastien Marnier (Irreproachable, The hour of the exit) will reveal The Origin of Evil with Laure Calamy and a prestigious female cast for a genre film expected in cinemas on October 5th. There will also be For France, with Karim Leklou and Shaim Boumeddine, the new production by Rachid Hami, after La Mélodie, with Kad Merad. Isabelle Huppert will be there with The Syndicalist by Jean-Paul Salomé, the French director’s first selection in Venice.


  • Il signore delle formiche by Gianni Amelio
  • The Whale by Darren Aronofsky
  • White Noise by Noah Baumbach
  • The immensity by Emanuele Crialese
  • Saint-Omer by Alice Diop
  • Blonde hair by Andrew Dominick
  • Tar by Todd Field
  • love-life by Koji Fukada
  • Athena by Romain Gavras
  • Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino
  • The Eternal Daughter by Joanna Hogg
  • Bardo, falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades by Alejandro Iñárritu
  • Shab, Dakheli, Divar (Beyond the Wall) by Vahid Jalilvand
  • The Banshees of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh
  • Argentina, 1985 by Santiago Miter
  • Chiara by Susanna Nicchiarelli
  • Monica by Andrea Pallaoro
  • Khers nist (No bears) by Jafar Panahi
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras
  • A Couple by Frederick Wiseman
  • The Son by Florian Zeller
  • Mine by Roschdy Zem
  • Other People’s Children by Rebecca Zlotowski

Out of competition


  • The Hanging Sun by Francesco Carrozzini
  • Kapag wala nang mga alon (When the waves are gone) by Lav Diaz
  • Living by Oliver Hermanus
  • Dead for a Dollar by Walter Hill
  • Köne taevast (Call of God) by KIM Ki-duk
  • Bill Polhad’s Dreamin’ Wild
  • Master Gardener by Paul Schrader
  • Siccità by Paolo Virzì
  • Pearl by Ti West
  • Don’t Worry Darling by Olivia Wilde


  • Riget Exodus by Lars von Trier
  • Copenhagen Cowboy by Nicolas Winding Refn


  • Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom by Evgeny Afineevsky and Alex Kashpur
  • The Matchmaker by Benedetta Argenteri
  • Gli ultimi giorni dell’umanità by Enrico Ghezzi
  • A Compassionate Spy by Steve James
  • Music for Black Pigeons by Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed
  • The kyiv Trial by Sergei Loznitsa
  • In viaggio aka Viaggi by Gianfranco Rosi
  • Bobi Wine Ghetto President by Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo
  • Nuclear by Oliver Stone

Section Orrizonti

  • Obet’ (Victim) by Michal Blaško
  • Trenque Lauquen I by Laura Citarella
  • Trenque Lauquen II by Laura Citarella
  • Vera by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
  • Innocence by Guy Davidi
  • Princess by Roberto De Paolis
  • Blanquita by Fernando Guzzoni
  • For France by Rachid Hami
  • Aru otoko (A man) by Kei Ishikawa
  • Chleb i sól (Bread and Salt) by Damian Kocur
  • Luxembourg, Luxembourg by Antonio Lukich
  • Ti mangio il cuore by Pippo Mezzapesa
  • To the North by Mihai Mincan
  • Autobiography of Makbul Mubarak
  • Jean-Paul Salomé’s trade unionist
  • Jang-e jahani sevom (World War III) by Houman Seyedi
  • Najsrekniot čovek na svetot / Najsretniji čovjek (The happiest man in the world) by Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • A noiva (The Bride) by Sérgio Tréfaut

Section Orrizonti Extra

  • Janain mualaqa (Hanging Gardens) by Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
  • Amanda by Carolina Cavalli
  • Zapatos rojos by Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
  • Nezouh by Soudade Kaadan
  • The Origin of Evil by Sébastien Marnier (France)
  • Notte fantasma by Fulvio Risuleo
  • Bi roya (Without her) by Arian Vazirdaftari
  • Valeria mithatenet (Valeria is getting married) by Michal Vinik
  • Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Goliath
  • Heroico by David Zonana

Canal+ announced today that it has signed an “exclusive partnership with the Venice Film Festival. The channel will broadcast the red carpets, and the opening and closing ceremonies. This is the first time that a French broadcaster will program the retransmission of these events. on the small screen in France. As a reminder, the 79th Venice Film Festival will be held from August 31 to September 10, 2022.

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