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02 September 2009 à 12:20

Venice 2009: the program!

This year’s Venice International Film Festival opens this evening. Four French majority productions will be showcased in the festival’s official competition.

Included in the competition are 36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup (36 Views of Saint-Loup Peak) by Jacques Rivette, Persécution by Patrice Chéreau, White Material by Claire Denis, and Mr. Nobody by the Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael.

Yona Yona Penguin by Rintaro and Green Days by Hana Makhmalbaf will also be presented out of competition. The Orrizonti section has selected two French productions: La Berceuse by Raja Amari and La Danse - Le Ballet de l'opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman.

The Venice Days program features Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (I'm Glad that My Mother Is Alive) by Claude and Nathan Miller, the Franco-Algerian feature film Harragas by Merzak Allouache, La Horde (The Horde) by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, and Qu'un seul tienne et les autres suivront (Silent Voice) by Léa Fehner. The Venice Critics’ Week sidebar includes Domaine by Patric Chiha and Tehran by the Iranian director Nader T. Homayoun.

A host of French short films will be showcased on the Lido this year, with À la lune montante by Annarita Zambrano and Nu Vole, mani by Simone Massi presented in the official competition. The Circuito Off short film festival features eight French titles in competition: 4 by Édouard Salier, Les Filles by Anna Mouglalis, Go Fast Connection by Ladj Ly, Malban by Élodie Bouedec, Naufrage by Clorinde Durand, Lost Paradise by Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun, Voyage d'affaires by Sean Ellis, and Les Williams by Alban Mench, as well as four titles out of competition: Le Beau Sexe by Tonie Marshall, Pour elle by Blanca Li, and Samedi soir by Zoé Cassavetes.
This event also features a retrospective of short films by Jan Kounen.

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 10 September 2009 à 12:20 CEST

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Venice International Film Festival - 2009

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films