Two films from Eastern Europe will screen in different sections of the Venice Film Festival that will take place from 28 August to 7 September 2019.
Alexander Nanau’s documentary "Collective` (a coproduction between Romania and Luxembourg) was selected in the Official Selection – Out of Competition. The documentary, which tells the story of the first year after the tragic Bucharest Club tragedy that killed 64 young people, was selected at the Venice International Film Festival. It is the first Romanian documentary selected at the Venice Festival.
German / Bulgarian coproduction "Pelikanblut" directed by Katrin Gebbe will screen in the Orizzonti Competition.
Ten Oscar winners are among the biggest names at the festival like James Gray, Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Olivier Assayas, Mario Martone, Pablo Larrain, Martin Scorsese.
The Truth - Hirokazu Kore-eda (France/Japan) (opening film)
The Perfect Candidate - Haifaa Al-Mansour (Saudi Arabia/Germany)
About Endlessness - Roy Andersson (Sweden/Germany/Norway)
Wasp Network - Olivier Assayas (France/Belgium)
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach (US)
Guest of Honour - Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Ad Astra - James Gray (US)
A herdade - Tiago Guedes (Portugal/France)
Gloria Mundi - Robert Guédiguian (France/Italy)
Waiting for the Barbarians - Ciro Guerra (US/Italy)
Ema - Pablo Larraín (Chile)
Saturday Fiction (Lan xin da ju yuan) - Lou Ye (China)
Martin Eden - Pietro Marcello (Italy/France)
La mafia non è più quella di una volta - Franco Maresco (Italy)
The Painted Bird - Václav Marhoul (Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia)
Il sindaco del Rione Sanità - Mario Martone (Italy)
Babyteeth - Shannon Murphy (Australia)
Joker - Todd Phillips (US)
An Officer and a Spy - Roman Polanski (France/Italy)
The Laundromat - Steven Soderbergh (US)
No. 7 Cherry Lane (Ji yuan tai qi hao) - Yonfan (Hong Kong)