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7 films we could see at Venice alongside Spencer

Jul 12, 2021 3:39:25 PM / by Julie Sacré

While the Cannes festival is in full swing, Variety announced that Spencer by Pablo Larrain would premiere at the Venice Film Festival, from September 1 to 11. Moonday has scoured the press to deliver seven other films that could complete the selection.


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Variety has just revealed that the historic drama Spencer by Pablo Lorrain would at Venice Film Festival. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. December 199,1 Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.


Besides this announcement, new films from Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, and Paolo Sorrentino are all understood to be almost definitive. Madres Paralelas will be released in Spain on September 10, aligning perfectly with Venice. 


Even if we know very little about it right now, Paolo Sorrentino's The Hand of God would be present too. This personal film refers to Diego Maradona's famous goal in the 1986 world cup.


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Although Jane Campion is the only woman to have ever won the Palme d'Or (in 1993 for The Piano), the Cannes festival did not want her new film in its selection. The distribution of The Power of the Dog by Netflix is undoubtedly the main reason. However, seeing her in Venice would also make much sense, given her previous appearances on the Lido.


The American thriller Nightmare Alley would make much sense too. Guillermo del Toro won the Golden Lion for The Shape Of Water in 2017 and came back the following year as president of the jury. Nightmare Alley stars Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, and Bradley Cooper. Another American film awaited: Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon. Some people saw it on the Croisette, which was not the case, but Ana Lily Amipour's movie would be just as good in Venice.


Xavier Giannoli’s Lost Illusions could also join Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (which is already confirmed) on the Lido. An adaptation of the Honoré de Balzac classic serial novel, starring Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Balibar, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan and Benjamin Voisin.


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Finally, Italian director Gabriele Mainetti's genre film Freaks Out would be in the pipeline. The story following four "freaks" who work in a circus and are left to their own devices when Allied Forces bomb the Eternal City in 1943 will be released in Italy on October 28 by 01 Distribution.


As previously announced, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho will preside over the main Venice jury. At the same time, Italian actress Serena Rossi will serve as master of ceremonies, and multiple Oscar winner Roberto Benigni will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award.


Written by Julie Sacré

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