4 new titles join the roster of the 69th Venice Film Festival< Back
the films by Paul Thomas Anderson, Pasquale Scimeca, Alex Schmidt and Ermanno Olmi’s new project
08 | 07 | 2012
the programme of the 69th Venice Film Festival is enriched
· The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson 18th film in Competition (in 70 mm)
· Come voglio che sia il mio futuro?, Ermanno Olmi’s new project (Out of Competition – Special Screenings)
· Convitto Falcone by Pasquale Scimeca (Special Event)
· Du hast es versprochen (Forgotten) by Alex Schmidt (Out of Competition)
Four new titles have been added to enrich the programme of the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September) directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The Master, the highly anticipated new film by American director Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There will be blood) will be the 18th film in Competition at Venice 69th.
The Master will be screened in 70 mm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) on September 1st at 7.00 p.m., in the presence of the director and of the official delegation.
The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky and Rami Malek.
Paul Thomas Anderson is the 12th director (out of 18films) participating this year for the first time in the Competition of the Venice Film Festival, along with Olivier Assayas, Ramin Baharani, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, Rama Burshtein, Daniele Ciprì, Xavier Giannoli, Harmony Korine, Terrence Malick, Valeria Sarmiento, Kirill Serebrennikov.
The other three films joining the roster of the 69th Venice Film Festival are:
· Come voglio che sia il mio futuro? Ermanno Olmi’s new project completed by Maurizio Zaccaro (Out of Competition – Special Screenings)
· Convitto Falcone (Collateral Event) by Pasquale Scimeca, a tribute to Giovanni Falcone
· the midnight horror film Du hast es versprochen (Forgotten) by German director – with his debut feature-length film – Alex Schmidt (Out of Competition).
Ermanno Olmi developed this project, Come voglio che sia il mio futuro? (Out of Competition – Special Screenings), with the students of the last five years of the workshop "Ipotesi Cinema Formazione" in Bologna. The hundreds of interviews conducted throughout Italy, selected and edited, have now become a film under the artistic direction of Maurizio Zaccaro, offering a significant cross section of the expectations, hopes, disappointments and fears of young people today.
Cinema goes to school to tell a story about respect for the law. The new film by Pasquale Scimeca, Convitto Falcone, is a tribute to Giovanni Falcone, involving the schoolchildren and professional actors such as Donatella Finocchiaro, David Coco, Filippo Luna, Marcello Mazarella, Guja Jelo, Enrico Lo Verso, Vincenzo Albanese Salvatore Sclafani, to support the young stars making their film debut, Pietro D’Agostino and Riccardo Perniciaro. The film, inspired by a short story by Giuseppe Cadili and written with Francesco la Licata, is produced by Arbash, Rai Cinema, the Sicilia Film Commission, in collaboration with the Fondazione Francesca e Giovanni Falcone. The score is by Franco Battiato. Pasquale Scimeca explains: “The film is dedicated to Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino on the twentieth anniversary of their death, but it also remembers the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Pio La Torre, of Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, and so many others. The story is set in the present day, and the plot centres on young people who must come to terms with their sense of justice, even in their small everyday gestures”.
Du hast es versprochen (Forgotten) by German director – in her debut feature-length film – Alex Schmidt (Out of Competition) is a horror film that will be screened at the Midnight showings. Two childhood friends, Hanna (Mina Tander) and Clarissa (Laura de Boer), meet again 25 years later. They decide to return together to an island where they had once spent their vacations. But they will be haunted by the ghosts of the past.
The day-by-day screenings schedule of the 69th Venice Film Festival will be online starting tomorrow, Wednesday August 8th 2012, on the renovated official website www.labiennale.org.