Venice Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 9,829 | Gross: $24.19M

In Competition

2. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

6.8
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77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Ai Weiwei | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Fadi Abou Akleh

Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.53M

In Competition

3. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 87,919 | Gross: $17.80M

In Competition

4. Suburbicon (2017)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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42 Metascore

As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe

Votes: 7,286 | Gross: $5.78M

In Competition

5. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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86 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 29,750 | Gross: $27.48M

In Competition

6. L'insulte (2017)

R | 112 min | Drama

8.0
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71 Metascore

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 828

In Competition

7. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer

Votes: 372

In Competition

8. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

Amin, a young screenwriter goes to his Mediterranean home town for a summer vacation where he falls in love with Jasmine, and meets a producer who agrees to finance his first film. But when... See full summary »

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau

Votes: 72

In Competition

9. Sandome no satsujin (2017)

125 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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73 Metascore

Misumi has a criminal record dating back many years and is now under the spotlight again. It looks like an open and shut case, for Misumi has confessed to the new charge. Enter prominent ... See full summary »

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Isao Hashizume, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 508

In Competition

10. Jusqu'à la garde (2017)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand | Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

Votes: 419

In Competition

11. Una famiglia (2017)

97 min | Drama

4.9
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31 Metascore

A shocking drama about a couple which debates between business, love and life.

Director: Sebastiano Riso | Stars: Micaela Ramazzotti, Patrick Bruel, Pippo Delbono, Fortunato Cerlino

Votes: 61

In Competition

12. First Reformed (2017)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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79 Metascore

A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston

Votes: 258

In Competition

13. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan

Votes: 276

In Competition

14. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Kirsty Mitchell, Janel Moloney

Votes: 560

In Competition

15. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)

197 min | Documentary

7.7
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91 Metascore

A look within the walls of the New York Public Library.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.15M

In Competition

16. Our Souls at Night (2017)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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69 Metascore

Fonda and Redford will star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Judy Greer, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Iain Armitage

Votes: 4,696

Out of Competition - Fiction

17. Mr Rotpeter (2017)

34 min | Short

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The curious adventure of Mr Rotpeter, a monkey turned into a man. Starting from Kafka's novel 'A Report to an Academy', Antonietta De Lillo's movie sets Mr Rotpeter's adventure in a ... See full summary »

Director: Antonietta de Lillo | Stars: Marina Confalone, Aglaia Mora

Out of Competition - Fiction

18. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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58 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 11,573 | Gross: $22.25M

Out of Competition - Fiction

19. La mélodie (2017)

102 min | Drama

6.7
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A violinist looks to inspire his students at a challenging music school.

Director: Rachid Hami | Stars: Kad Merad, Samir Guesmi, Alfred Renely, Jean-Luc Vincent

Votes: 113

Out of Competition - Fiction

20. Outrage Coda (2017)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi

Votes: 259

Out of Competition - Fiction

21. Loving Pablo (2017)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.8
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44 Metascore

A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Peter Sarsgaard, Lillian Blankenship

Votes: 174

Out of Competition - Fiction

22. Zama (2017)

115 min | Drama

7.0
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85 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 657

Out of Competition - Fiction

23. Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

130 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts), a high-flying gangster, and Bibi (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux

Votes: 901

Out of Competition - Fiction

24. Manhunt (2017)

106 min | Action

5.7
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69 Metascore

Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi, Ji-won Ha

Votes: 276

Out of Competition - Fiction

25. Il colore nascosto delle cose (2017)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Teo has a good job, a fiancee, a lovers, no intention to assume any responsibility in his life. The meeting with Emma, a blind woman, will upset his convictions.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Valeria Golino, Adriano Giannini, Arianna Scommegna, Laura Adriani

Votes: 212

Out of Competition - Fiction

26. The Private Life of a Modern Woman (2017)

71 min | Drama

4.8
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Successful actress Vera Lockman thrashes during a nightmare in which she struggles with, shoots and kills her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend. Jolted awake, she reveals in her journal that the ... See full summary »

Director: James Toback | Stars: Sienna Miller, Alec Baldwin, Charles Grodin, Colleen Camp

Votes: 63

Out of Competition - Fiction

27. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas

Votes: 20,083

Out of Competition - Fiction

28. My Generation (I) (2017)

85 min | Documentary

8.3
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The cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s England is explored in this documentary.

Director: David Batty | Stars: David Bailey, Michael Caine, Joan Collins, Roger Daltrey

Votes: 29

Out of Competition - Non-Fiction

29. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

68 min | Documentary

6.1
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Father Gabriele Amortha performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

Director: William Friedkin | Star: Gabriele Amorth

Votes: 40

Out of Competition - Non-Fiction

30. This Is Congo (2017)

93 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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An unfiltered look in to the lives of 3 characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion.

Director: Daniel McCabe

Votes: 23

Out of Competition - Non-Fiction

31. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

100 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Stephen Nomura Schible | Star: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Votes: 36

Out of Competition - Non-Fiction

32. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)

PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music

8.6
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price, Cynthia Garris

Votes: 12,779

Out of Competition - Special Events

33. The Making of 'Thriller' (1983 Video)

PG | 70 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

Director: Jerry Kramer | Stars: Michael Jackson, John Landis, Rick Baker, Kelly Kimball

Votes: 636

Out of Competition - Special Events

34. Nico, 1988 (2017)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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69 Metascore

The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek

Votes: 202

Horizons

35. Disappearance (2017)

89 min | Drama

7.0
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During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking for an help for some complications after their first time. They'll have to confront with the indifference of some doctors and avoid them to call their parents.

Director: Ali Asgari | Stars: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 102

Horizons

36. The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017)

91 min | Documentary

6.9
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73 Metascore

Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Tommy Bernardi, Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels, Cynthia Erivo

Votes: 41

Horizons

37. Somniloquies (2017)

73 min | Documentary

6.2
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Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel

Votes: 18

Horizons

38. Marvin ou la belle éducation (2017)

115 min | Drama

6.6
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A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne, Catherine Salée

Votes: 155

Horizons

39. Invisible (II) (2017)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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Ely is 17 years old. After school, she works few hours at a pet shop. When Ely learns that she is pregnant, her inner world explodes even though she tries to go on with her daily routine as... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Giorgelli | Stars: Mora Arenillas, Diego Cremonesi, Paula Fernandez Mbarak

Votes: 80

Horizons

40. Brutti e cattivi (2017)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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A group of wild, physically disabled gangsters has a plan to rob a bank, but things go terribly wrong when each of them reveals they all had their own personal agenda.

Director: Cosimo Gomez | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Marco D'Amore, Sara Serraiocco, Simoncino Simone Martucci

Votes: 156

Horizons

41. The Cousin (II) (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.8
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A comedy about a family man and his foreign worker who is facing unbased accusations.

Director: Tzahi Grad | Stars: Ala Dakka, Osnat Fishman, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 29

Horizons

42. The Testament (2017)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

Director: Amichai Greenberg | Stars: Ori Pfeffer, Rivka Gur, Hagit Dasberg, Orna Rotenberg

Votes: 131

Horizons

43. No Date, No Sign (2017)

104 min | Drama

7.6
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Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Zakieh Behbahani, Saeed Dakh, Navid Mohammadzadeh

Votes: 193

Horizons

44. West of Sunshine (2017)

Drama

6.8
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A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son.

Director: Jason Raftopoulos | Stars: Damian Hill, Ty Perham, Arthur Angel, Kat Stewart

Votes: 63

Horizons

45. Gatta Cenerentola (2017)

86 min | Animation

7.2
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55 Metascore

Cenerentola struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.

Directors: Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Alessandro Rak, Dario Sansone | Stars: Massimiliano Gallo, Maria Pia Calzone, Alessandro Gassman, Mariano Rigillo

Votes: 202

Horizons

46. Undir trénu (2017)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 355

Horizons

47. Woodshock (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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39 Metascore

A haunted young woman spirals in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

Directors: Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk, Steph DuVall

Votes: 653 | Gross: $0.04M

Cinema nel Giardino

48. Suburra: la serie (2017)

50 min | Action, Crime

8.1
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In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara, Eduardo Valdarnini, Francesco Acquaroli

Votes: 3,217

Cinema nel Giardino

49. Tueurs (2017)

86 min | Thriller

6.3
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Directors: Jean-François Hensgens, François Troukens | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Kevin Janssens, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 98

Cinema nel Giardino

50. The Last Goodbye (IV) (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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On July 14th, 2016 the Shoah Foundation, Here Be Dragons, Otoy, and the United Nations traveled to Majdanek Concentration Camp to preserve an intimate conversation with a Holocaust survivor... See full summary »

Directors: Gabo Arora, Gabo Arora, Ari Palitz | Stars: Pinchas Gutter, Hubert Picchota

Venice Virtual Reality

51. Arden's Wake (2017)

Animation, Short

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Director: Eugene Chung

52. Nothing Happens (II) (2017)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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Director: Ken Ramos | Star: Melissa Pleckham