Piero Messina’s “L’Attesa” will be the first Italian film to be screened at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5 followed by “A Bigger Splash” by Luca Guadagnino and “Sangue del Mio Sangue” by Marco Bellocchio on Sept. 8.
The film on Sept. 11, “Per Amor Vostro,” will be the last of the four Italian films in the competition for the Golden Lion at the 72nd edition of the Venice festival, which will end the day after.
The festival starts out with “Everest” (in 3D) by Baltasar Kormákur, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Emily Watson. However, it is not in the running for the prize. September 3: “Looking for Grace” by Sue Brooks and “Spotlight” by Thomas McCarthy, with Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci. They will be followed by “Beasts of No Nation” by Cary Fukunaga. That day, Italy’s “Italian Gangster” by Renato de Maria (Orizzonti) will also be screened.
September 4: “In Jackson Heights,” a documentary by Frederick Wiseman, about the New York district that goes by the same name. “Francofonia” by Aleksandr Sokurov, “Black Mass” by Scott Cooper, starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Dakota Johnson, and “Marguerite” by Xavier Giannoli, starring Catherine Frot.
September 5: “L’Attesa” by Piero Messina, starring Juliette Binoche, “The Danish Girl” by Tom Hooper, with Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard, “Equals” by Drake Doremus with Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, “The Childhood of a Leader” by Brady Corbet with Bérénice Bejo and Robert Pattinson, and “Krigen (A War)” by Tobias Lindholm.
September 6: “Janis” by Amy Berg, “L’Hermine” by Christian Vincent with Fabrice Luchini and Sidse Babett Knudsen, “A Bigger Splash” by Luca Guadagnino with Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts and Corrado Guzzanti, “El Clan” by Pablo Trapero, “Pecore in Erba” by Alberto Caviglia, “Man Down” by Dito Montiel with Shia LaBeouf and Kate Mara.
September 7: “The Audition” by Martin Scorsese, “The Endless River” by Oliver Hermanus with Nicolas Duvauchelle, “Rabin, the Last Day” by Amos Gitai, and “Non Essere Cattivo,” a posthumous film by Claudio Caligari.
September 8: “La Vita e Niente Altro” (1989) by Bertrand Tavernier, followed by a Career Achievement Golden Lion Ceremony for him. There will also be the animation film “Anomalisa,” by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, “Sangue del Mio Sangue” by Marco Bellocchio with Roberto Herlitzka, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, and Alba Rohrwacher, and “Bluka (Frenzy)” by Emin Alper.
September 9: “L’esercito Più Piccolo del Mondo,” a documentary by Gianfranco Pannone, “Heart of a Dog” by Laurie Anderson, “11 Minutes” by Jerzy Skolimowski, and the documentary “De Palma” by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow.
September 10: “Gli Uomini di Questa Città Io Non Li Conosco – Vita e Teatro di Franco Scaldati,” a documentary by Franco Maresco, “Desde Alli (From Afar)” by Lorenzo Vigas, “Remember” by Atom Egoyan with Martin Landau, “La Calle de la Amargura” by Arturo Ripstein, and “Taj Mahal” by Nicolas Saada with Stacy Martin.
September 11: “I Ricordi del Fiume,” a documentary by Gianluca Massimiliano de Serio, “Behemoth” by Zhao Lian, “Per Amor Vostro,” by Giuseppe M. Gaudino with Valeria Golino, “Go With Me” by Daniel Alfredson, starring Anthony Hopkins, “Il Decalogo di Vasco” by Fabio Masi, and an event with Vasco Rossi.
September 12: the closing film, China’s “Lao Pao Er (Mr. Six), by Guan Hu, as well as the awards ceremony.