Marco Mueller has added several new titles to the line up of the 64th edition of the Venice Film Festival completing his official selection, the
Biennale announced Friday.
The new films include Israeli director Amos Gitai's Disengagement,
which stars French actress Juliette Binoche.
Tipped as a story of family sentiments set amidst Israel's pull out of
the Gaza strip in 2005, Disengagement is an Israeli-French-Italian-German co production and marks Gitai's 12th invitation to the Venice Film Festival.
The film has been added to Mueller's new out of Competition Venice
Master's section, which is dedicated to works by directors with long
ties to the Lido. Other directors in this section include Woody Allen,
Claude Chabrol, Julio Bressane, Im Kwon Taek, Takeshi Kitano and
Manoel de Oliveira.
The other new title is Callas assoluta, a French-Greek co production
in the Horizons Events Section by French doc filmmaker Philippe Kohly.
That film covers four essential phases in the life of the legendary opera
star who died 30 years ago.
Separately, in light of the death of director Michelangelo Antonioni
on July 30, Venice will screen three of the master's documentary shorts
including N.U. (Nettezza Urbana, 1948); Vertigine (1950); andLo Sguardo di Michangelo (2004) - one of his last works.
Additionally, Venice commemorates experimental Italian filmmaker
Alberto Griffi who died in April with a screening of his last work
entitled Autoritratto Auschwitz/L'occhio e per dire l'evoluzione
biologica di una lagrima in the Out of Competition Events section. The
film dates from 1967-2004 and includes unused segments of Monica Vitti
trying to cry in Antonioni's 1964 The Red Desert as well as a film
made in Auschwitz among other elements.
The out of Competition section will also host the screening of a doc
on celebrated Venetian playwright entitled Carlo Goldoni Venezian by
Leonardo Autera and Alberto Caldana.