Venice Unveils Their 2014 Lineup

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to show us what they've got for their 71st edition, from August 27 - September 6.

You can catch the full lineup linked below, but for those that don't want the slog, here are some highlights. In the official selection (all world premieres by the by) we've got German director Faith Akin's latest The Cut, Rahmin Bahrani's 99 Homes, with Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon. We then have a new doc from The Act Of Killing's Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look Of Silence, plus Tsukamoto Shinya's Fires On The Plain (could the director of Tetsuo be adapting the book which Ichikawa Kon's classic of the same name is based on?).

Over in the Orizzonti section (that'd be an international showcase of features and shorts) we've got Hill Of Freedom, from the prolific Hong Sang-soo, and Josh and Bennie Safdie's Heaven Knows What. Meanwhile, screening out of competition there's Joe Dante's Burying The Ex and James Franco's adap of The Sound And The Fury, and a new one from Paradise trilogy director Ulrich Seidl: In The Basement.

There's plenty more to behold, so head on over to the festival's official site for the lowdown.
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