Venice Features

  • blood of my blood

    Venice 2015: Competition

    The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

  • island city

    Venice 2015: Venice Days

    The full line-up of world premieres in the Venice Days programme at the Venice Film Festival, with details on each title including sales contacts.

  • David Oelhoffen

    David Oelhoffen, Far From Men


    French director David Oelhoffen adapts Albert Camus’ short story The Guest into a survival story set during the Algerian War, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.

  • Viggo Mortensen in Far From Men

    Viggo Mortensen, Far From Men


    In David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused of commiting a murder escape into the mountains during the Algerian war.

  • Safdie Brothers

    Joshua & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What


    The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.

  • Thelma Schoonmaker

    Thelma Schoonmaker: Editing is a misunderstood art


    Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor talked Raging Bull, the move to digital and the art of cutting while at the Venice Film Festival where she has picked up a lifetime honour.

  • Features

    Naji Abu Nowar, Theeb


    Premiering in Venice’s Orizzonti section, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb is a coming-of-age story about a young Bedouin boy who is forced to grow up fast following the death of his father and the arrival of a British army officer on a mysterious mission.

  • David Gordon Green in Venice

    David Gordon Green, Manglehorn


    The director chats about fables, gospel choirs, casting Harmony Korine and Al Pacino’s preparation process.

  • Andrew Garfield, Ramin Bahrani and Michael Shannon in Venice

    Ramin Bahrani: Cinema can't be an obsessive selfie


    Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon talk about their detailed research for housing-crisis thriller 99 Homes, which receives its world premiere in Venice tonight (Aug 29)

  • Frederick Wiseman

    Frederick Wiseman, National Gallery


    Boston-based 84-year-old Frederick Wiseman, who will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival tonight (Aug 29) is one of the greatest living documentary makers – and one of the most unobtrusive.