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Stacked 2013 Venice Edition Includes Latest Miyazaki, Ki-Duk, Ming-liang, Dolan and Frederick Wiseman

With still several films not yet announced for the behemoth Toronto Int. Film Festival,  it appears that 2013 will be a significant cross-over year for Venice titles (JoeNight MovesParkland, Philomena, Tracks, Under the Skin) landing in the Canadian capitol and from the get-go, it appears that Toronto programmers have indeed stole some of the thunder from the Alberto Barbera’s Lido, specifically in the case where they grabbed world premiere rights to Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave with the Fox Searchlight folks possibly looking to keep the film on North American soil. However, for the time being that are titles that are worth salivating over that will be making their preems on the Lido – along with a grab bag of Euro and Asian titles we have the highly anticipated showings for  Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu, Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs, Xavier Dolan’s Tom a la Ferme (see creepy looking pic of Dolan who also acts in his film) and Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem. In the docu items that will certainly surface at Telluride and TIFF, we find  Errol Morris’ The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld (Main Comp) and Out of Comp docs such as Frederick Wiseman’s  At Berkeley – and Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie (freshly picked up by SPC). Worth mentioning is Greg McLean’s Out of Comp slot for Wolf Creek 2 – which joins mention worthy items such as Kim Ki-Duk’s latest and the Alfonso Cuarón opener Gravity. Here’s the complete selection for the 70th edition.

In Competition
Ana Arabia – Amos Gitai (Isr-Fra)
Child of God – James Franco (US)
Joe – David Gordon Green (US)
Kaze Tachinu – Hayao Miyazaki (Jap)
L’intrepido – Gianni Amelio (Italy)
La Jalousie – Philippe Garrel (Fra)
Miss Violence – Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt (US)
Parkland – Peter Landesman (US)
Philomena – Stephen Frears (UK)
The Police Officer’s Wife – Philip Groning (Ger)
The Rooftops – Merzak Allouache (Alg-Fra)
Sacro Gra – Gianfranco Rosi (It)
Stray Dogs – Ming-liang Tsai (Chi-Fra)
Tom a la Ferme – Xavier Dolan (Can-Fra)
Tracks – John Curran (UK-Aus)
Under the Skin – Jonathan Glazer
The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld–  Errol Morris (US)
Via Castellana Bandiera – Emma Dante (It-Switz-Fra)
The Zero Theorem – Terry Gilliam (UK-US)

Out of Competition
Space Pirate Captain Harlock – Shinji Aramaki (Jap)
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón (US)
Mobius – Ki-duk Kim (S Kor)
Locke – Steven Knight (UK)
Unforgiven – Sang-il Lee (Jan)
Wolf Creek 2 – Greg McLean (Aus)
Home From Home – Chronicle of a Vision – Edgar Reitz (Ger)
Gondola – Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow (US)
The Canyons – Paul Schrader (US)
Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini – Ettore Scola (It)
Walesa. Man of Hope – Andrzej Wajda and Ewa Brodzka (Pol)

Out of Competition: Documentaries
Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily – Salvo Cuccia (It-US)
Pine Ridge – Anna Eborn (Den)
The Armstrong Lie – Alex Gibney (US)
Redemption – Miguel Gomes (Port-Fra-Ger-It)
Ukraina is not Brothel – Kitty Green (Aus)
Con il fiato sospeso – Costanza Quatriglio (It)
Amazonia – Thierry Ragobert (Fra-Bra)
La voce di Berlinguer – Mario Sesti, Teho Teardo (It)
‘Til Madness Do Us Apart – Bing Wang (HK-Chi-Fra-Jap)
At Berkeley – Frederick Wiseman (US)

Orizzonti
Je m’appelle Hmmm… – Agnès B. (Fra)
Little Brother – Serik Aprymov (Kaz)
Il terzo tempo – Enrico Maria Artale (It)
Eastern Boys – Robin Campillo (Fra)
Palo Alto – Gia Coppola (US)
Ruin – Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Micheal Cody (Aus)
Fish & Cat – Shahram Mokri (Iran)
We are the Best! – Lukas Moodysson (Swe-Den)
Wolfschildren – Rick Ostermann (Ger)
La vida después – David Pablos (Mex)
Algunas Chicas – Santiago Palavecino (Arg)
Medeas – Andrea Pallaoro (US-It)
Still Life – Uberto Pasolini (UK)
Piccola Patria – Piccola Patria (It)
La prima neve – Andrea Serge (It)
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? – Sono Sion (Jap)
The Sacrament – Ti West (US)

Orizzonti: Short Films
Quello che resta – Valeria Allievi (It)
Death for a Unicorn – Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito (Switz)
Kush – Shubhashish Bhutiani (Ind)
Toutes les belles choses – Cécile Bicler (Fra)
Un pensiero kalašnikov – Giorgio Bosisio (It-UK)
Aningaaq – Jonas Cuarón (US)
Blanco – Ignacio Gatica (Arg)
The Audition – Michael Haussman (It)
Hoses with Small Windows – Bülent Öztürk (Bel)
La Gallina – Manel Raga (Spa)
Minesh – Shalin Sirkar (S Afr-Ger-Den)
Stagnant Water – Wang Xiaowei (Chi)
Cold Snap – Leo Woodhead (NZ)
Blacone – Lendita Zeqiraj (Kos)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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