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EDITORIAL TEEN SPIRIT Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition, that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fuelled soundtrack, “Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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NOTORIOUS A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazis friends in South America. How far will she ingratiate herself with them.

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FILMFEST FOLLOWER: TORONTO TRANSIT A man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he assumed.

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FILMFEST FOLLOWER: VENICE DVD of the Month. THE WORLD OF JACQUES DEMY DVD of the Month. SOMEWHERE

PHOTO CREDITS: Lionsgate:1,4,5,6,32 Universal:8,10,11 BFI:12,14,15 Curzon Film Distribution:20,22,23

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We would like to thank the following for their help in providing material for this magazine. Jill Reading at The British Film Institute and Jake Garriock at Curzon

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EDITORIAL WELCOME TO THE LATEST ISSUE OF MOVIES BY MILLS This month we spotlight the oldest film festival in the world – VENICE. It opens on August 28th and runs until September 7th. Over 80 films are scheduled to screen during the festival. Our cover feature review is Max Minghella’s “Teen Spirit” starring Elle Fanning. Other reviews are the documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”, a beautiful new copy of the Hitchcock classic: “Notorious” starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Plus, there is a review of the nail-biting thriller “Transit” starring Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer.

It is another passion-packed page-turner.

ENJOY THE READ

Brian Mills Magazine Editor

Paul Ridler Magazine Designer

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TEEN SPIRIT Directed by Max Minghella Starring: Elle Fanning, Agnie Grochowska, Archie Madewe, Zlatko Buric. You can do this, Violet. Sing from your heart. - Vlad Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor she joins a local singing centre. It is her escape from her poor Polish-immigrant single mother and her mundane life.

In Max Minghella’s directional debut he has chosen to make an ode to pop music, a magical modern fairy tale. Elle Fanning has always wanted to sing and here she gets the chance to be the bubbly persona of a 17-year -old who, when a national singing competition comes to town to hold auditions and Vlad becomes her manager and singing coach. The “Flashdance” inspired screenplay is filled with toe-tapping tunes and melodious moments. It is of course Elle Fanning who is the vibrant force and ensures that she gives her all in every scene she is in – she is fantastic! If you go in expecting a feel-good film then that is what you will experience, for Minghella fills the frame with happy vibes. The ambiance on the shoot was ecstatic and the mood is reflected in the characters and the exquisite cinematography. We know from the outset that we are following a young girl who wants to be a singer and win a singing competition. Our heart is with her – she can do it. Victoria is a dreamer; she is a winner…how can she loose? Teen Spirit offers its audience a fun-filled time in the company of fellow-film lovers and with songs to win your heart such as “Dancing” On My Own” and “I’m Just A Girl. The film is a goody-bag of emotion!

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The film received heavy criticism on its initial release, though some applauded its direction and acting. Max Minghella is the son of Anthony Minghella who directed “Truly Madly Deeply”, “The English Patient” and “The Talented Mr Ripley”. Max has a definite future as a very talented director and was passionate about the storyline of an aspiring singer wanting to win a talent contest. She sings pop hits in the local working men’s club in the Isle of Wight. Elle Fanning dominates the film and the combination between Max and Elle are beautifully realized. It helps too that the narrative allows for Victoria to be spotted by a former opera singer Vlad who acts as her guardian, an excellent performance by Zlatko Buric. Of course what also levitates “Teen Spirit,” is the music, which will replay in your head and in your heart long after you have left the cinema When Violet advances in the contest, she discovers that there a few distractions that could easily bring her dreams crashing around her. Will Violet find success and fulfil her desire to sing on a national stage? Or will the pressures and negative influences be too difficult a burden to bare? Either way, you’ll be tapping your feet all the way until the final , and quite frankly stunning performance.

Anyone who has ever experienced an audiition, will know the tension that Victoria is facing, I know, I’ve been there. Elle Fanning is one of the best actresses on the screen today. The reason her filmography is so impressive is because she is a perfectionist and is constantly challenging herself, this is her first film as a singer and she pulls it off. Elle also learn’t Polish, and had to compete with the Danish singer and actress Agnieszka Grochowska. Okay, so you may say, you have seen this all before. It is a glorified talent show but it is made with finesse. Remember, this is a journey and yes, you may know where it is going to end…or do you? What you will see will be magical and will make you feel good, so go ahead – treat yourself.

“TEEN SPIRIT” PREMIERED AT LAST YEAR’S TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Victoria (Elle Fanning) in Teen Spirit.

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Victoria (Elle Fanning) in Teen Spirit.

Victoria (Elle Fanning) in Teen Spirit.

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MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE Directed by Nick Broomfield Starring: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Helle Goldman I’m trying to learn something about love. When your woman becomes her own content and you become her content – that’s love. - Leonard Cohen

I came into this film knowing very little about Leonard Cohen and even less about Marianne Ihlen, and left intrigued, informed and inspired by them and the lives they lived but most of all for their love for each other which lasted a lifetime. In 1968, Nick Broomfield, the director of this documentary, a former lover of Marianne, promised he would go to Hydra, a magical island with an incredible community of artists and painters and a wild attitude to life. At the heart of this island was a beautiful woman 13 years his senior, the mother of an eight-year -old boy. Marianne had first come to Hydra in early 1958, when the living conditions were rather primitive, and the expatriate artists were few. She was with a young Norwegian novelist named Axel Jensen. The couple had a tempestuous relationship, with the writer determined to reject bourgeois conventions in ways that conveniently coincided with Jensen’s interest in other women. It was a common preoccupation among the expat community and not always restricted to the men. After one long split, Jensen and Ihlen got back together again, married and had a baby, only for Jensen to meet another woman and leave shortly after the child was born. Ihlen felt lost and abandoned, but reluctant to return home. It was then in the spring of 1960; a handsome polite Canadian poet joined the growing Hydra artistic community. He had fled London to work on his first novel. In the film, the magical sense of possibility this jewel of the Saronic Gulf offered up to visitors is beautifully captured in this film.

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As Cohen recalled: It was as if everyone was young and beautiful and full of talent – covered with a kind of gold dust. Everybody had special and unique qualities. This is, of course, the feeling of youth, but in the glorious setting of Hydra, all of these qualities were magnified. It wasn’t long before Cohen and Marianne began seeing each other, first as friends and the romantically. Their relationship and affair were blissfully happy and untroubled by the external world. Cohen was working, sitting on the terrace in the sun: a disciplinarian writing three pages a day on a typewriter. In the evening, he played his guitar and sang lullabies to Ihlen’s little boy. At that time, becoming a musician had not entered his mind. Ihlen was deeply in love and she sent her son back to Norway to live with his grandmother and then moved in with Cohen, who had by then bought himself a house in Hydra. She had become his muse; her instinct was incredible in that she knew the strength of people. On being introduced to a group of artists, Ihlen, not knowing how to describe what she did, said that her life was her art. Helle Goldman, the translator of Ihlen’s biography, So Long Marianne, grew up on Hydra and her parents were close friends of Cohen and Ihlen. Goldman recalls: It seems a silly thing to say, but the fact that an early age defined as a male artist’s muse did for a while, but she enjoyed creating a pleasant to her loved ones, cooking and so forth. Leonard how appealing this was.

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There are so many magical visual vignettes in this film, that it just commands being seen to invite them into your memory and replay them at your will. There is footage of Cohen in concert, introducing a song by talking about his relationship with Marianne. At first, he says, he lived with her for most of the year: then two months, then two weeks, until, he says he lives with her two days a year. It is spoken with painful truth. Cohen realized that he would never support himself as a writer and turned himself to music and in 1966, Judy Collins recorded a song he played her called Suzanne, and later Hallelujah, his best-known hit. The film concludes with Ihlen reading a letter from Cohen declaring that he has always loved her. It is a fitting end to a film and will bring tears to your eyes. Like Leonard Cohen, you will have learnt something about love that never really died.

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Leonard (Himself) in Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.

Marianne (Herself) in Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love. 10

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Leonard (Himself) in Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.

Leonard (Himself) in Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.

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NOTORIOUS DIRECTED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK STARRING: CARY GRANT, INGRID BERGMAN, CLAUDE RAINS. This was Hitchcock’s ninth Hollywood film. Legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht started work on the script in 1944, basing it loosely on ‘The Song of the Flame’, a story that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post about a young actress who is recruited to sleep with a spy and later fears that the guilty secret may ruin her prospects of marriage. While doing some research on the uranium MacGuffin, Hitchcock inadvertently aroused the suspicion of the FBI and was kept under surveillance for three months. In America, at the end of the war, a Nazi agent is sentenced to jail. His daughter, Alicia (Ingrid Bergman), who was never involved in his activities, leads a fast life. One day a government agent named Devlin (Cary Grant) approaches with a request that she undertake a secret mission. She accepts and they go to Rio together. They fall in love, but Devlin is wary of the former playgirl and maintains a certain distance between them. Alicia’s assignment is to establish contact with Sebastian (Claude Rains), a former friend of her father’s, who harbours in his home a group of prominent Nazis in Brazil. Alicia succeeds in establishing contact and becomes a regular visitor to Sebastian’s home. He falls in love with her and proposes marriage. She hopes Devlin will object, but when he fails to do so, she accepts the offer. Despite the hostility of her rather terrifying mother-in-law, Alicia is now the new mistress of the Nazi household, with instructions from her employers to get hold of the keys to the cellar which Sebastian always carries with him. During a large reception Alicia and Devlin explore the cellar and discover uranium concealed in fake wine bottles. 12

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The next morning Sebastian, aware that his bride is an American agent, begins to administer poison to Alicia, with the help of his mother. The aim is to conceal his blunder from their Nazi entourage by arranging for what will appear to be death from natural causes. Eventually, Devlin, alarmed at the lack of news from Alicia, forces his way into Sebastian’s household and finds Alicia critically ill. After telling her of his love, he lifts her out of bed and carries her downstairs and through the foyer, into his car, with Sebastian looking on helplessly, unable to raise the alarm. As the car drives off, Sebastian fearfully turns back to face the circle of his compatriots, which closes ominously about him.

Notorious features one of Hitchcock’s most famous shots; when the camera swoops down from a grand staircase into a room full of party guests and comes behind Alicia to find her tightly holding a wine cellar key in her hand. Another famous sequence is the wine cellar search, which Hitchcock intercuts to scenes of the champagne running out at the party upstairs.

Notorious received two Academy Award Nominations – Best Original Screenplay for Ben Hecht and Best Supporting Actor for Claude Rains.

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Devlin (Cary Grant) and Alicia (Ingrid Burgman) in Notorious.

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Madame Sebastian (Leopodine Konstantin), Alicia (Ingrid Burgman) and Sebastien (Claude Rains) in Notorious.

Alicia (Ingrid Burgman) in Notorious.

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 OPENING NIGHT FILM ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND Directed by Daniel Roher

CLOSING NIGHT FILM RADIOACTIVE Directed by Maryjane Satrapi

GALAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Directed by Marielle Heller

ABOMINABLE Directed by Jill Culton

AMERICAN WOMAN Directed Semi Chellas

BLACKBIRD Directed by Roger Mitchell

CLEMENCY Directed by Chinonye Chukwn

FORD V FERRARI Directed by James Mangold

THE GOLDFINCH Directed John Crowley

HARRIET Directed by Kasi Lemmons

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HUSTLERS Directed by Lorene Scafaria

JOKER Directed by Todd Phillips

JUST MERCY Directed by Daniel Cretton

ORDINARY LOVE Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa

THE SKY IS PINK Directed by Shonali Bose

THE SONG OF NAMES Directed by François Girard

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG Directed by Justin Kurzel

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS A HERDADE Directed by Tiago Guedes

BAD EDUCATION Directed by Cory Finlay

COMING HOME AGAIN Directed by Wayne Wang

DOLOMITE IS MY NAME Directed by Craig Brewer

EMA Directed by Pablo Larrain

ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS Directed by Drake Doremus

FRANKIE Directed by Ira Sachs

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GREED Directed by Michael Winterbottom

GUEST OF HONOUR Directed by Atom Egoyan

HEROIC LOSERS Directed by Sebastian Borenstein

HONEY BOY Directed by Alma Har’el

HOPE GAP Directed by William Nicholson

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL Directed by Coky Giedroye

I AM WOMAN Directed by Unjoo Moon

JOJP RABBIT Directed by Taika Waititi

JUDY Directed by Rupert Gooid

KNIVES OUT Directed by Rian Johnson

LA BELLE EPOQUE Directed by Nicolas Bedos

THE LAUNDROMAT Directed by Steven Soderbergh

THE LIGHTHOUSE Directed by Robert Eggers

MARRIAGE STORY Directed by Noah Baumbach

MILITARY WIVES Directed by Peter Cattaneo

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Directed by Edward Norton 18

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No.7 CHERRY LANE Directed by Yonfan

THE OTHER LAMB Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska

PAIN and GLORY Directed by Pedro Almodovar

THE PAINTED BIRD Directed by Vaclav Marhoul

PARASITE Directed by Bong Joon-ho

PELICAN BLOOD Directed by Katrin Gebbe

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD Directed by Arnando Iannucci

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Directed by Celine Sciamma

THE REPORT Directed by Scott Z Burns

SATURDAY FICTION Directed by Lou Ye

THE TWO POPES Directed by Fernando Meirelles

UNCUT GEMS Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

WEATHERING WITH YOU Directed by Makoto Shinkai

WHILE AT WAR Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

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TRANSIT DIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN PETZOLD STARRING: FRANZ ROGOWSKI, PAULA BEER, GODEHARD GIESE I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY HUSBAND. HE WAS MY VISA. I CAN’T GET AWAY WITHOUT HIM. - MARIE

A MAN ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE FALLS IN LOVE WITH THE WIFE OF A DEAD AUTHOR, WHOSE IDENTITY HE HAS ASSUMED.

Georg (Franz Rogowski) is a Jewish-radio technician fleeing from prosecution in Germany on the way to Marseilles and is waiting in a café in Paris for a friend to show up. When he arrives, the two of them speak quietly of things about the Occupation, forged documents, deportation… Though, the word Nazi is used, we hear the blaring sound of police sirens up and down the streets while armed policemen wearing black suits and helmets stop people to ask to see their papers and search them.

Transit is based on a 1946 novel by German author Anna Seghers that reflected her experience from fleeing from the Nazis. The film places us in Marseille but are found to be in a bewildering environment where trains and ship are your only transportation. Transit vans are necessary to pass through certain countries. Georg is asked to deliver two letters to a writer secretly in a nearby hotel, but when he gets there, he finds that the writer, a communist named Weidel, has committed suicide by slashing his wrists. Ransacking through his things, Georg finds the German’s passport, the manuscript of one of the author’s novels and two letters from his wife Marie and a document offering a visa and safe passage to Mexico. Intending to bring the materials to Weidel’s wife, Georg smuggles a dying man aboard a train headed 20

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to Marseilles, jumping off at his destination and leaving the dead man’s body to discover. Marie, unaware that her husband is dead, falls for Georg, the man he bought back to Marseilles, and gets to know her young son Driss whom he takes to a seaside playground and also impresses him by mending his broken radio and sings him a song from his childhood. Unfortunately, it makes the boy sadder when he learns that Georg is going to leave for Mexico. The film works well as an entertaining thriller, but it is because of the main stars, Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski which makes the story flow. Franz Rogowski is a highly respected actor whose body of work is increasingly impressive by being directed by the likes of Sebastian Schipper (Victoria), Michael Haneke (Happy Hour), Thomas Stuber (In the Aisles) and already completed and due for release in January, working with Terrence Malick (A Hidden Life). The subject of Transit is apt: migration. Only those who can prove they will leave may leave Marseille, a purgatorial contract that means Georg and his fellow travellers are ephemeral figures in the life of the city, neither there nor absent.

You don’t exist in their world, suggests Georg. He can only befriend fellow illegal residents in the migrant ghetto, such as a family from the Mahgreb, also looking for an escape, whose presence blurs the line evermore between the past and postcolonial 21st-century France. But Transit also concerns the psychology of migration, with Georg and others’ desperation to cling onto what they leave behind. A love triangle forms between Georg, a Jewish doctor Richard, and the mysterious Marie, as the film moves into a nourish drama. As the Germans move closer, ‘spring cleaning’ each city. The film shows how society cruelly dehumanizes and desensitizes us the tragedy of refugees. It is also about being placeless, being constantly in transit, trying to imagine the lives of what it would be like for whom a home has no meaning. To quote the cliché: Those who cannot learn from history will repeat it.

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Georg (Franz Rogowski) in Transit.

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Marie (Paula Beer) and Georg (Franz Rogowski) in Transit.

Georg (Franz Rogowski) in Transit.

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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 OPENING FILM The Truth Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (in competition) Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke About a stormy reunion between a daughter and her actress mother, Catherine, against a backdrop of Catherine’s latest role in a Sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

CLOSING FILM The Burnt Orange Heresy Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi (out of competition) Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Rosalind Halstead Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all-time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as an operation spins out of control.

COMPETITION The Perfect Candidate Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour Starring: Mila AlZahrani, Nora Al Awadh NO PLOT GIVEN

About Endlessness Directed by Roy Andersson Starring: Lesley Leichtneis Bernardi, Ania Nova, Gloria Ormandlaky A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality

Wasp Network Directed by Olivier Assayas Starring: Ana De Armas, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on the charges of espionage and murder. 24

Marriage Story Directed by Noah Baumbach Starring: Scarlet Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast -to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personl and creative extremes.

Guest of Honour Directed by Atom Egoyan Starring: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sussif A man’s daughter, a high school teacher who is accused of abusing her position of authority when Veronica refuses her attempts to secure her release.

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Directed by James Gray Starring: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

Directed by Shannon Murphy Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen

An astronaut travels to the outer When seriously ill teenager Milla edges of the solar system to find falls madly in love with small-time his father and unravel a mystery drug-dealer Moses, it’s her that threatens the survival of our parent’s worst nightmare. But it is planet. He uncovers secrets which Mila’s first brush with love and challenge the nature of human brings her a new lust for life. experience and our place in the Howe far will she go for love. cosmos.

A Herdade Directed by Tiago Guedes Starring: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Fereiro, Miguel Borges The chronicle of a Portuguese family that owns on of the largest estates in Europe on the South Bank of the River Tagus.

Gloria Mundi Directed by Robert Guédiguian Starring: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin Daniel leaves prison. He returns to Marseilles where Matilda, his daughter, has just given birth. His spouse is exhausted.

Waiting for the Barbarians Directed by Cio Guerra Starring: Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Harry Mellino

Joker Directed by Todd Phillips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer

An Officer and a Spy Directed by Roman Polanski Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Louis Garrel, Jean DuJardin In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly concted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island.

The Laundromat Directed by Steven Soderbergh Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Melissa Rauch

A Magistrate working in a distant outpost begins to question his loyalty to the empire.

Follows a group of journalists who take part in unearthing 11.5 million files, linking the world’s most powerful political figures to secret banking accounts to avoid taxes.

The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be

No.7 Cherry Lane

Directed by Franco Maresco Documentary. NO PLOT GIVEN

The Painted Bird Directed by Václav Marhoul Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Barry Pepper, Harvey Keitel A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Directed by Yonfan ANIMATED. An English Literature student living in 1960 Hong Kong, finds himself caught in a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her mother.

The Mayor of the Rione Sanità Directed by Mario Martone Starring: Massimiliano Gallo, Roberto de Francesco, Francesco Di Leva NO PLOT GIVEN

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SPECIAL EVENT Goodbye, Dragon Inn Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang Starring: Kang-Sheng Lee On a dark, wet night at historic and a regal Chinese cinema a small handful of souls, see their final film together; they bid ‘Goodbye, Dragon Inn’.

OUT OF COMPETITION FICTION Seberg

Adults in the Room

Directed by Benedict Andrews Starring: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Kristen Stewart

Directed by Costa-Gavras Starring: Valeria Golino, Georges Schuurmans, Georges Corraface

An ambitious young F.B.I Agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s LA.

Vivere Directed by Francesca Archibugi Starring: Valentina Cervi, Marcello Fonte, Micaella Ramazzott No Plot Given

Mosul Directed by Matthew Michael Carnahan Starring: Hayat Kamille, Thaer Al-Shaye, Waleed Elgardi A police unit from Mosul fight to liberate the Iraq city from thousands of ISIS militants.

Provides an extraordinasry account of low cunning at the heart of Greece’s financial bailout, the more defiant the left-wing Syriza Government became.

The King Directed by David Michôd Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattison, Timothée Chalamet Hal, a wayward prince, ascends the English throne upon his father’s death and must navigate the palace snake pit, chaeos and inherited war against France.

Tutto I1 Mio Folle Amore Directed Gabrielle Salvatores Starring: Valeria Golino, Claudio Santamaria No Plot Given

OUT OF COMPETITION NON-FICTION Woman Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova Starring: Isabelle Zighondi A woman is a worldwide project giving voice to 2000 women in 50 different countries.

Roger Waters Us + Them Directed by Sean Evans & Roger Waters

Documentary A look at Roger Waters’ 2017 – 2018 Concert Tour.

45 Seconds of Laughter Directed by Tim Robbins Featuring: Sabra Williams, Jeremie Lonka 26

I Diari Di Angela Directed by Yervant Gianikian Starring: Walter Chiari, Yervant Gianiken, Angela Ricci Lucchi A director revisits the diaries of Angela, a fellow film lover and companion, many years later.

State Funeral Directed by Sergei Loznitsa A Documentary of found footage that chronicles the four days leading up to the funeral of Joseph Stalin.

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OUT OF COMPETITION SPECIAL SCREENINGS No One Left Behind

Il Pianeta in Mare

Directed by Guillermo Arriaga

Directed by Andrea Segre

Starring: Danny Huston, Jorge A. Jimrerez

No Plot Given

No Plot Given

VENICE CLASSICS The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Directed Jack Arnold Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stewart, April Kent

Maria Zef (1981) Directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

Crash (1996) Directed by David Cronenberg

Francesca (1981)

When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help.

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

The Grim Reaper (1962)

Directed by Forough Farrokzad

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Starring: Francesco Ruiue, Giancarlo de Rosa When a woman is killed in a park, the police bring in everyone expected of being there when the incident occurred.

The Spider’s Stratagem (1970) Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Starring: Gulio Brogi, Alida Valli

The House is Black (1962) The White Sheik (1952) Directed by Federico Fellini

Current (1963) Directed by István Gaál

The Hills of Marlik (1964) Directed by Ebrahim Golestan

Death of a Bureaucrat (1966) Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

A man returns to the place where his father was murdered and tries to find closure.

Out of the Blue (1980)

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo del la Cruz (1955)

Ecstasy (1932) Directed by Gustav Machatý

Directed by Luis Buñuel Starring: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava

Directed by Merata Mita

The delirious journey of a mentally disordered man.

Directed by Giuliano Montaldo

Directed by Dennis Hopper

Mauri (1988) Pigeon Shoot (1961)

The Crossing of the Rhine (1960)

New York, New York (1977)

Directed by André Cayatte Starring: Charles Aznavour, Nicole Courcel

The Red Snowball Tree (1973)

Following the defeat of France by Germany during World War II, two Frence soldiers are taken to a farm as forced labourers.

Directed by Martin Scorcese

Directed by Vasily Shukshin

Way of a Gaucho (1952) Directed by Jacques Tourneur

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VENICE DAYS Seules Les Bêtes Directed by Domimik Moll

They Say Nothing Stays the Same

La Ilorona

Directed by Joe Odagiri

Directed by Jayro Bustamante

Mio Fratello Rincore I Dinosauri Directed by Stefano Cipani

VENICE COLLEGE CINEMA The End of Love Directed by Keren Ben Rafael

Lessons of Love Directed by Chiara Campara

This is Not a Buriel, it’s a Resurrection Directed by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese

SCONFINI Unposted Directed by Elisa Amorruso

The Scarecrows Directed by Nouri Bouzid

Once More Unto the Breach Directed by Federico Ferrone, Michelle Manzolini.

HORIZONS Blanco En Blanco Directed by Osker Alegria Starring: Alfredo, Lars Rudolph A wedding photographer becomes overly intrigued by a young bride-to-be

Mes Jours De Gloire Directed by Antoine de Bary Starring: Noée Abita, Damien Chapelle An actor who enjoyed success in his youth finds his career and life in a downward spiral as he gets older

Pelican Blood Directed by Katrin Gebbe Starring: Nina Hoss-Yana, Marinova No Plot Given

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Nevia Directed by Nunzia De Stefano Starring: Gianfranco Gallo, Pietro Ragusa No Plot Given

Moffie Directed by Oliver Hermanus Starring: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers No Plot Given

Rialto Directed by Peter Mackie Burns Starring: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom-Carney, Monica Dolan A married man is grieving the death of his father and after repeating similar mistakes with his own son.

The Criminal Man Directed by Dimitry Mamuliya No Plot Given

Revenir Directed by Jessica Palud No Plot Given

Giants Being Lonely Directed by Grear Pattinson No Plot Given

Verdict Directed by Raymund Ribay Guierrez No Plot Given

Balloon Directed by Pema Tseden No Plot Given

Just 6.5 Directed by Saeed Roustaee No Plot Given

Shadow of Water Directed by Sasidharan Sanal Kumar No Plot Given

Sole Directed by Carlo Sironi No Plot Given

Madre Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen No Plot Given

Atlantis Directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych No Plot Given

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DVDS OF THE MONTH THE WORLD OF JACQUES DEMY A JOYFUL, TENDER, AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE TO A MAN AND HIS WORK Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Agnes Varda and third tribute to her late husband Jacques Demy is a loving look at his brilliant vision and techniques, included are clips from Demy’s films featuring Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Bay of Angels, and Donkey Skin. Included are interviews with Catherine Deneuve, Anouk Aimeee, Michel Piccoli, Harrison Ford, composer Michel Legrand, and Demy’s children.

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DVDS OF THE MONTH SOMEWHERE Directed by Sofia Coppola Starring Stephen Dorff & Elle Fanning Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning star in Academy Award “winner” Sofia Coppola’s witty and moving story about the special bond between a father and daughter. Actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff)is leading the fast -paced lifestyle of a tabloid celebrity. He is comfortably numb with his life of women and pills when his 11-year daughter Cleo, (Elle Fanning) unexpectedly arrives at his room at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont hotel. Their time together encourages Johnny to re-question his life in ways he never expected.

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