Thursday, August 26, 2010

Venice Screening Schedule and Anticipation

As I've already mentioned I'm off to Venice again this year for the film festival. This is just a quick heads-up to let you know what I'll be seeing and when.

I'm planning to provide commentary on as many of the films as I can, and there'll also shortly be a special section added on the sidebar for gradings, as they filter in. Meanwhile, there'll be plenty of reaction to each film over on my Twitter page, with little zingers and the odd catty comment. Just six nights to go!

My screening schedule:

Wednesday 1 September

Black Swan
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Directed by Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen, Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, Huang Bo

Thursday 2 September

Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Ethan Maniquis
Starring: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson

Dark Love
Directed by Antonio Capuano
Starring: Irene De Angelis, Gabriele Agrio, Luisa Ranieri, Corso Salani, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni

Directed by Julian Schnabel
Starring: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Yasmine Al Masri, Vanessa Redgrave

Norweigan Wood
Directed by Anh Hung Tran
Starring: Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kora, Reika Kirishima

Friday 3 September

Sleeping Beauty
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Starring: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kérian Mayan, David Chausse

Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Monaghan, Laura Chiatti, Simona Ventura

Reign of Assassins
Directed by John Woo & Su Chao-Pin
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo Sung, Wang Xueqi, Barbie Hsu, Kelly Lin

Saturday 4 September

A Woman
Directed by Giada Colagrande
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Jess Weixler, Stefania Rocca, Michele Venitucci

Directed by François Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godrèche, Jérémie Régnier

La Passione
Directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
Starring: Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston, Corrado Guzzanti, Cristiana Capotondi, Stefania Sandrelli, Kasia Smutniak

Sunday 5 September

Little Voices
Directed by Jairo Carrillo

Monday 6 September

Meek's Cutoff
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson

Tuesday 7 September

Essential Killing
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner

Wednesday 8 September

Promises Written In Water
Directed by Vincent Gallo
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Delfine Bafort, Sage Stallone, Lisa Love

The Town
Directed by Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively

Black Venus
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Yahima Torres, Olivier Gourmet, André Jacobs

Expect notes on previous Golden Lion and Volpi Cup winners before the festival begins; plus a review of a recent release.

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