July 29, 2008
Venice 08. Lineup.As Wendy Mitchell reports for Screen, the Venice Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 65th edition. The fest opens on August 27 with Joel and Ethan Coen's Burn After Reading (screening Out of Competition) and runs through September 6. Among the highlights reaped from a quick scan: New films by Darren Aronofsky, Hayao Miyazaki, Takeshi Kitano, Ferzan Ozpetek, Christian Petzold, Barbet Schroeder, Venice favorite Jia Zhangke, Abbas Kiarostami, Manoel de Oliveira, Agnès Varda, Ramin Bahrani, Lav Diaz and Ross McElwee. Update, 7/30: For the Guardian, Jeremy Kay scans the lineup for signs of potential Oscar contenders.
Posted by dwhudson at July 29, 2008 4:24 AM