The line-up also includes Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom by Evgeny Afineevsky and Kim Ki-duk’s last posthumous film, Call of God.
The Sala Web theatre of the 79th Venice Film Festival
18 feature films and 12 short films from the Official Selection will be available online. In the line-up four Italian feature films and four short films.
The Sala Web theatre
The Sala Web theatre of the Venice International Film Festival – organised with enduring success for the past 11 years by La Biennale di Venezia – this year presents 18 feature-length films and 12 short films (the latter may be viewed free of charge) from around the world online, to be streamed concurrently with the official premiere screenings of the films on the Lido, for a limited number of viewers.
These are important films, world premiere screenings, from the Official Selection of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (31 August – 10 September 2022) included in the Out of Competition, Orizzonti, Orizzonti Extra and Biennale College Cinema sections.
The 12 short films, available free of charge worldwide, may be viewed from the website www.labiennale.org, with screenings hosted on behalf of the Venice Film Festival on the website operated by Festival Scope (www.festivalscope.com). The films in the line-up include four Italian short films: Manuale di cinematografia per dilettanti – Vol. I (20’) by Federico Di Corato, TRIA - del sentimento del tradire (17’) by Giulia Grandinetti, both from the Orizzonti – Short Films section, as well as In quanto a noi (5’), with the voice talent of Wim Wenders, and A guerra finita (5’), with the voice of Gino Strada, both by Simone Massi, Out of Competition.
The 18 feature-length films, limited to viewers within the territory of Italy, and selected from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti, Orizzonti Extra and Biennale College Cinema sections of the 79th Venice Film Festival, may be watched from the website www.labiennale.org, in screenings hosted on the website operated by MYmovies.it at the address www.mymovies.it/ondemand/biennalecinema/, on the Biennale Cinema Channel streaming platform.
The feature films available online include four Italian films. They are Gli ultimi giorni dell’umanità by enrico ghezzi and Alessandro Gagliardo and The Matchmaker by Benedetta Argentieri (Out of Competition), Notte fantasma by Fulvio Risuleo (Orizzonti Extra), as well as a film from the Biennale College Cinema, Come le tartarughe by Monica Dugo.
Also available, among the other films, is the documentary Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom by Evgeny Afineevsky, an instant movie about the war in Ukraine, which the director began to film immediately after February 24th, the day the war began, and the last posthumous film by the director and winner of the Golden Lion Kim Ki-duk, who passed away in 2020, Call of God.
The 18 feature films of the Sala Web theatre will now join the library of 35 films on the Biennale Channel Cinema streaming platform, which features, in collaboration with MYmovies, a significant selection of films to rediscover from the 2007 to 2020 editions of the Venice International Film Festival, films never before released in Italy.
A practical viewer’s guide
For the screenings of the short films worldwide, viewers must first register on www.festivalscope.com to view the selected film free of charge. Each title (in the original language version with subtitles) will be available in streaming starting at 6 pm (Italian time) on the day of the official premiere of the film on the Lido and through September 30th 2022, for a limited number of viewers.
To view the feature films within the territory of Italy, in the original language version with subtitles in Italian, viewers may purchase a one-month subscription for € 7.90, a three-month subscription for € 19.90, or a one-year subscription for € 70.00 at the Internet addresses www.labiennale.org and www.mymovies.it/ondemand/biennalecinema/ on the Biennale Cinema Channel streaming platform. Each film will be streamed starting at 9 pm (Italian time) on the day of the official premiere. The film will then be available for the following five days until the end of the screening programme.
Programme of the Sala Web
starting Thursday 1 September
BANU by TAHMINA RAFAELLA (Azerbaijan, Italy, France, Iran, 90‘, o.v. Azerbaijani/Russian s/t English/ Italian) with Tahmina Rafaella, Melek Abbaszadeh, Zaur Shafiyev, Jafar Hasan, Kabira Hashimli, Emin Asgarov - BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA
starting Friday 2 September
NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT (THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD) by TEONA STRUGAR MITEVSKA (North Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, 95’, o.v. Bosnian s/t Italian/English) with Jelena Kordić Kuret, Adnan Omerović, Labina Mitevska, Ana Kostovska, Ksenija Marinković, Izudin Bajrović – ORIZZONTI
COME LE TARTARUGHE by MONICA DUGO (Italy, 80‘, o.v. Italian s/t English) with Monica Dugo, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Edoardo Boschetti, Francesco Gheghi, Angelo Libri, Sandra Collodel, Annalisa Insardà - BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA
starting Saturday 3 September
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by MAKBUL MUBARAK (Indonesia, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Philippines, Qatar, 115’, o.v. Indonesian s/t Italian/English) with Kevin Ardilova, Arswendy Bening Swara, Haru Sandra, Rukman Rosadi – ORIZZONTI
GORNYI LUK (MOUNTAIN ONION) by ELDAR SHIBANOV (Kazakhstan, 90‘, o.v. Russian/Kazakh/Chinese s/t English/ Italian) with Esil Amantay, Amina Gaziyeva, Zhazira Kaskey, Kuantay Abdimadi, Laura Tursunkanova, Sanzhar Madi - BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA
starting Sunday 4 September
ZAPATOS ROJOS (RED SHOES) by CARLOS EICHELMANN KAISER (Mexico, Italy, 82’, o.v. Spanish s/t Italian/English) with Eustacio Ascacio, Natalia Solián - ORIZZONTI EXTRA
PALIMPSEST by HANNA VÄSTINSALO (Finland, 109‘, o.v. Finnish s/t English/ Italian) with Riitta Havukainen, Emma Kilpimaa, Krista Kosonen, Kaisu Mäkelä, Leo Sjöman, Antti Virmavirta - BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA
starting Tuesday 6 September
KÕNE TAEVAST (CALL OF GOD) by KIM KI-DUK (Estonia, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, 81’, o.v. Russian/Kyrgyz s/t Italian/ English) with Zhanel Sergazina, Abylai Maratov – Restricted 14 years and over – OUT OF COMPETITION
MUSIC FOR BLACK PIGEONS by JØRGEN LETH, ANDREAS KOEFOED (Denmark, 90’, o.v. English/Danish/Japanese s/t Italian/ English) – OUT OF COMPETITION - NON FICTION
EN LOS MÁRGENES (ON THE FRINGE) by JUAN DIEGO BOTTO (Spain, UK, 103’, o.v. Spanish s/t Italian/English) with Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar - ORIZZONTI
OBEŤ (VICTIM) by MICHAL BLAŠKO (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, 91’, o.v. Ukrainian/Czech s/t Italian/English) with Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk, Igor Chmela, Viktor Zavadil, Inna Zhulina, Alena Mihulová - ORIZZONTI
starting Wednesday 7 September
FREEDOM ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by EVGENY AFINEEVSKY (Ukraine, UK, USA, 118’, o.v. Ukrainian/Russian s/t Italian/ English) – OUT OF COMPETITION - NON FICTION
GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DELL’UMANITÀ by enrico ghezzi, ALESSANDRO GAGLIARDO (Italy, 200’, o.v. Italian/English/French /Spanish s/t English/ Italian) – OUT OF COMPETITION - NON FICTION
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG by ANTONIO LUKICH (Ukraine, 106’, o.v. Ukrainian/German s/t Italian/English) with Amil Nasirov, Ramil Nasirov, Lyudmyla Sachenko – ORIZZONTI
NOTTE FANTASMA by FULVIO RISULEO (Italy, 84’, o.v. Italian s/t English) with Edoardo Pesce, Yothin Clavenzani - ORIZZONTI EXTRA
starting Thursday 8 September
THE MATCHMAKER by BENEDETTA ARGENTIERI (Italy, 88’, o.v. English/Arabic/German s/t Italian/ English) – OUT OF COMPETITION - NON FICTION
TRENQUE LAUQUEN by LAURA CITARELLA (Argentina, Germany, Parte 1: 128' / Parte 2: 132', o.v. Spanish s/t Italian/English) with Laura Paredes, Ezequiel Pierri, Rafael Spregelburd, Elisa Carricajo, Juliana Muras, Verónica Llinás, Cecilia Rainero – ORIZZONTI WITH INTERMISSION
starting Friday 9 September
JANAIN MUALAQA (HANGING GARDENS) by AHMED YASSIN AL DARADJI (Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UK, 117’, o.v. Arabic s/t Italian/English) with Wissam Diyaa, Jawad Al Shakarji, Hussain Muhammad Jalil, Akram Mazen Ali – Restricted 14 years and over - ORIZZONTI EXTRA
Programme of the Sala Web
starting Thursday 8 September
IN QUANTO A NOI by SIMONE MASSI (Italy, 5’, o.v. Italian s/t English) voice talent of Wim Wenders / animation – OUT OF COMPETITION – SHORT FILMS
A GUERRA FINITA by SIMONE MASSI (Italy, 5’, o.v. Italian s/t English) voice of Gino Strada / animation - OUT OF COMPETITION – SHORT FILMS
SNOW IN SEPTEMBER by LKHAGVADULAM PUREV-OCHIR (France, Mongolia, 20’, o.v. Mongolian s/t Italian/English) with Sukhbat Munkhbaatar, Nomin Erdene Ariunbyamba, Enkhgerel Baasjanav, Odgerel Bat-Orshikh- ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
TRIA – DEL SENTIMENTO DEL TRADIRE by GIULIA GRANDINETTI (Italy, 17’, o.v. Greek/Italian s/t Italian/English) with Irene Casagrande, Anastasia Almo, Sofia Almo, Laura Giannatiempo ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
III by SALOMÉ VILLENEUVE (Canada, 12’, o.v. French s/t Italian/English) with Anne Florence Lavigne-Desjardins, Eliott Desjardins Gauthier, Alexandre Dupras - ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
RUTUBET (THE MOISTURE) by TURAN HASTE (Turkey, 20’, o.v. Turkish s/t Italian/English) with Mucahit Kocak, Okan Selvi, Muhammed Mayda, Baran Salman - ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
NOCOMODO by LOLA HALIFA-LEGRAND (France, 13’, o.v. French s/t Italian/English) with Tissem Boukchem, Gaspard Caens, Bastien Bouillon, Esther Garrel - ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
starting Friday 9 September
ORIZZONTI – SHORT FILMS
SAHBETY (MY GIRL FRIEND) by KAWTHAR YOUNIS (Egypt, 17’, o.v. Arabic s/t Italian/English) with Marc Haggar, Elham Safieddine, Fadel El Garhy, Sonia Farid
QING BIE GUA DUAN (PLEASE HOLD THE LINE) by TAN CE DING (Malaysia, 19’, o.v. Chinese s/t Italian/English) with Kendra Sow, Puie Heng Chen, Billy Ng, Ruby Faye
MANUALE DI CINEMATOGRAFIA PER DILETTANTI – VOL. I by FEDERICO DI CORATO (Italy, 20’, o.v. Italian s/t English)
CHRISTOPHER AT SEA by TOM CJ BROWN (France, USA, 20’, o.v. English s/t Italian/English) animation
LOVE FOREVER by CLARE YOUNG (Australia, 12’, o.v. English s/t Italian/English) with Hannah McKenzie, Beau Cram