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See the rumoured line-up for the Venice Film Festival

The Wrestler, Black Swan, Somewhere, The Assassination Of Jesse James; all these films premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Annually boasting some of the industry’s finest premieres, their line-up always includes a handful of truly special features. A rumoured list of films ‘In Competition’ for 2011 has been unleashed by Variety before Thursday’s big announcement and it includes George Clooney’s The Ides Of March and Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. You can see their list of what’s playing below!

“Alps,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
“A Burning Hot Summer,” directed by Philippe Garrel
“Carnage,” directed by Roman Polanski
“A Dangerous Method,” directed by David Cronenberg
“Dark Horse,” directed by Todd Solondz
“The Exchange,” directed by Eran Kolirin
“Faust,” directed by Alexander Sokurov
“Himizu,” directed by Sion Sono
“Killer Joe,” directed by William Friedkin
“The Ides of March,” directed by George Clooney (Opening Night)
“Last Day on Earth,” directed by Abel Ferrara
“The Moth Diaries,” directed by Mary Harron
“Poulet aux prunes,” directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
“Quando la notte,” directed by Cristina Comencini
“Seediq Bale,” directed by Wei Te-sheng
“Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen
“Terraferma,” directed by Emanuele Crialese
“Texas Killing Fields” directed by Ami Canaan Mann
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” directed by Tomas Alfredson
“L’ultimo terrestre,” directed by Gipi
“W.E.,” directed by Madonna
“Wuthering Heights,” directed by Andrea Arnold

Also playing in the ‘Horizons’ section of the festival are:

“I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful” directed by Jonathan Demme
“Sal,” directed by James Franco

Variety also mention Steven Soderbergh having a film at the festival in their article, thought haven’t included it on the list, so we could also expect to see Contagion in competition too!


Which of these are you most excited about seeing?
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