The Venice The film festival ends today after organizing a show against the odds. Despite the lack of a tariff in the studio, there was no shortage of well-received films. Was there a Sundance-style bounce, with critics dizzy just to be on the Lido after months of locking up? Perhaps. But it was also a solid list of independent films. While there was none Joker juggernaut, there was at least one Roma I rave. We have done extensive reviews in English and here is an exhaustion of the world’s best-received prime ministers.
Chloe Zhao’s anticipated drama stood out in the package because of the highlighted potential for the Academy Awards Nomadland, starring Francis McDormand as a woman embarking on a journey through the American West. Searchlight Pictures, which debuted last night, was expected to impress with its simultaneous venues in Venice and Toronto, and did not disappoint. It is a pity that there were no more people at the festivals to see him.
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Among the most popular films in this edition is Roger Michel’s British drama The Duke, starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, the latter as a 60-year-old taxi driver who steals a portrait of Goya. The film garnered many star spots.
Actress Regina King made her directorial debut in Venice with acclaimed drama One night in Miami, which marks the night when icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cook and Jim Brown gather to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement. The drama received loud applause on the spot. King also went down in history as the first African-American female director to make a film at the festival.
Bosnian director Jasmila Zhbanic, known in the village of Grbavica and On the road, made a critical return with dramatic drama Kuo Wadis, Aida, for an interpreter caught in the Srebrenica massacre.
Greek drama Apples was programmed on the first day of the festival and it was easy to see why. The allegorical story of a man – and a society – suffering from amnesia was well received by most. Christos Niku became the last director to join the Greek new wave.
The first weekend of the festival was Vanessa Kirby’s Weekend. The British actress collected strong reports about her participation in racing dramas Pieces of a woman and Mona Fastvolds The world to comewhich in itself came for unnecessary praise. The Border Western sees two neighboring couples struggling with difficulties and isolation in a spectacular but challenging landscape.
Cauter Ben Chania The man who sold his skin confirmed the director as an exciting talent. The film follows a Syrian fleeing the war, hoping to eventually join his lover in Paris. The director’s first story, Beauty and dogs, played in Cannes three years ago.
The Russian author of Maverick Andrei Konchalovsky caused a very positive reaction to the last game Dear comrades. Told in black and white, the film tells the true story of a covert massacre of political protesters in the Soviet Union in the 1960s.
Timely German drama And tomorrow the whole world was another well-reviewed film from the festival that asks the question: how far is one ready to go in the name of one’s political commitment? Julia von Heinz’s film was produced by Personal buyer co-producer Fabian Gasmia.
Among a number of documentaries to get good results were Holocaust films Final account, the chilling series of interviews of the late Luke Holland with living Germans during the Nazi regime, and I’m Greta, Hulu’s role for climate change activist Greta Thunberg. We also congratulated Luca Guadagnino’s biographical film Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore: The shoemaker of dreams and those who did it through Frederick Wiseman’s last opus, City Hall, were rewarded, according to a handful of reviews online.
Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco Rosi returns to Venice with an evaluated documentary Night, a compelling portrait of those trying to survive the war-torn Middle East. Rossi’s film also received high results among Italian-language critics. The debut at the end of the festival was by Alex Gibney Crazy, not crazy, a study by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Again Lewis, who investigates the psychology of murderers. So far there are only a few reviews, but the word is strong.
Oscar-nominated Iranian director Majid Majidi is known for his children’s stories, and his latest has been named one of his best. Sunny children follows a group of friends working to support their families who are involved in a treasure hunt.
Documentary Bunker / Wales turned out to be a hit with a number of critics and should appeal to cinephiles in particular. The intimate and candid film describes a 1970 conversation between Dennis Hopper, after which he hopes highly for the success of Easy Rider, and the world icon of the film Orson Welles.
The famous short film by Pedro Almodovar The human voice marked the first film of the Spanish maestro in English. Tilda Swinton plays a woman waiting for a call from the lover who left her. The 30-minute story is an adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s one-act play.
The furnace, whose director Roderick Mackay had one of the longest journeys to get to the festival, impressed many reviewers with his story of a Muslim camel driver during the Gold Rush in Western Australia in the 1990s. As well as the second-class function of Caitanya Tamhane The student, for a young Hindu singer who struggles to overcome self-doubt.
The prolific Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa was on the Lido with Wife of a spywho assembled solid windows. The film follows a merchant who leaves his wife behind to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism that provokes a dangerous chain reaction. Meanwhile, in terms of buzzing, Gia Coppola’s social media satire Main flow with Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawk was perhaps the most difficult film for Lido, but the reviews were mixed.