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Venice Film Festival 2023: All of’s Movie Reviews

Venice Film Festival 2023: All of’s Movie Reviews

We came, we saw, we conquered. Our Nicholas Bell was in review overdrive assessing the entire competition and much more. We’ll still have film reviews to populate the site and this page in the near future, but for the time being here is a handy quick link to the wealth of richness (and some rubbish) selections that made up all sections of the Lido this year.

Adagio – Stefano Sollima [Review]
La Bête – Bertrand Bonello [Review]
Comandante – Edoardo De Angelis [Review]
Dogman – Luc Besson [Review]
El Conde – Pablo Larraín [Review]
Enea – Pietro Castellitto [Review]
Evil Does Not Exist – Ryusuke Hamaguchi [Review]
Ferrari – Michael Mann [Review]
Finalmente l’alba – Saverio Costanzo [Review]
Green Border – Agnieszka Holland [Review]
Holly – Fien Troch [Review]
Io capitano – Matteo Garrone [Review]
The Killer – David Fincher [Review]
Lubo – Giorgio Diritti [Review]
Maestro – Bradley Cooper [Review]
Memory – Michel Franco [Review]
Origin – Ava DuVernay [Review]
Hors-saison – Stéphane Brizé [Review]
Poor Things – Yorgos Lanthimos [Review]
Priscilla – Sofia Coppola [Review]
The Promised Land – Nikolaj Arcel [Review]
The Theory of Everything – Timm Kröger [Review]
Woman Of… – Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert [Review]

Out of Competition
Coup de chance – Woody Allen [Review]
Daaaaaali! – Quentin Dupieux [Review]
Hit Man – Richard Linklater [Review]
L’ordine del tempo – Liliana Cavani [Review]
Making Of – Cédric Kahn [Review]
The Palace – Roman Polanski [Review]
Society of the Snow – J. A. Bayona [Review]

Horizons (Orizzonti)
Behind the Mountains – Mohamed Ben Attia
City of Wind – Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Dormitory – Nehir Tuna
El paraíso – Enrico Maria Artale
An Endless Sunday – Alain Parroni
Explanation for Everything – Gabor Reisz
The Featherweight – Robert Kolodny
En attendant la nuit – Céline Rouzet [Review]
Gasoline Rainbow – Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Sem Coração – Nara Normande, Tião
Hesitation Wound – Selman Nacar
Housekeeping for Beginners – Goran Stolevski
Nowhere – Simone Massi
Paradise Is Burning – Mika Gustafson
The Red Suitcase – Fidel Devkota
Shadow of Fire – Shinya Tsukamoto
Tatami – Guy Nattiv, Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Upon Open Sky – Mariana Arriaga, Santiago Arriaga

Venice International Critics’ Week
About Last Year – Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova
Hoard – Luna Carmoon [Review]
Life Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning – Julia Fuhr Mann
Love Is a Gun – Lee Hong-chi [Review]
Malqueridas – Tana Gilbert
Sky Peals – Moin Hussain
Le Vourdalak – Adrien Beau [Review]
Vermin – Sébastien Vanicek [Review]

Giornate degli Autori
Backstage – Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane
Foremost by Night – Víctor Iriarte [Review]
Following the Sound – Kyoshi Sugita [Review]
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person – Ariane Louis-Seize [Review]
Melk – Stefanie Kolk
Los océanos son los verdaderos continentes – Tommaso Santambrogio
Photophobia – Ivan Ostrochovský
Sidonie au Japon – Élise Girard [Review]
Snow in Midsummer – Chong Keat Aun
The Summer with Carmen – Zacharias Mavroeidis [Review]
Quitter la nuit – Delphine Girard
Coup! – Austin Stark, Joseph Schuman

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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