Venice Film Festival Line-Up Announced

Fresh off the heals of the Toronto Film Festival releasing their slate of films, Venice has unveiled the movies that will be competing for Best Film and the Golden Lion trophy.

Among the notable entries are George Clooney’s The Ides of March which released a trailer and poster earlier today. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Gary Oldman, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Roman Polanski’s Carnage will all be in competition. Also stepping into the fray will be Shame directed by Steve McQueen, Himizu,  the manga-inspired feature from Sion Sono and Dark Horse from Todd Solondz.
 
Notable films screening but not in competition include Contagion by Steven Soderbergh and W.E. directed by Madonna. Al Pacino is expected to receive the Glory to the Film-maker Award before the screening of his Wilde Salome while Marco Bellocchio will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
 
The Venice Film Festival will take place from August 31st-September 10th and you can check out the full list of movies here.
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