‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel’ set for Venice Film Festival

The Venice Global Film Pageant unveiled a starry lineup of planet premieres for September — together with Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.

The oldest film festival in the world is kicking off its 78th version Sept. 1 on the Lido with the premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s “Madres paralelas,” starring Penelope Cruz. “Spencer” and “Madres paralelas” are among the 21 capabilities premiering as component of the official competitiveness, which has generally assisted guide eventual Oscar ideal image nominees and even winners.


Other films competing for the Golden Lion contain Ana Lily Amirpour’s fantasy “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” with Kate Hudson and Craig Robinson Maggie Gyllenhaal’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s “The Lost Daughter,” starring Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson Paul Schrader’s crime drama “The Card Counter,” with Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, and Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God.”

Edgar Wright’s stylish psychological thriller “Last Night time in Soho,” with Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Pleasure, will also have its premiere in Venice out of competition before heading to the Toronto Movie Pageant.

Jane Campion’s “The Electricity of the Canine,” with Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of “Dune,” starring Timothée Chalamet, and “Halloween Kills” have been all previously introduced as aspect of the slate. Campion’s film, about brothers in 1920s Montana, is one more level of competition title, and one of two Netflix films debuting at the festival.


Previous calendar year, Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” premiered at the scaled-down but nonetheless in-man or woman pageant and was awarded the Golden Lion. This 12 months, Zhao will enable determine who gets that prize as a member of the main jury led by fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho, who directed “Parasite.”


Next on the heels of the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Movie Festival is predicted to primarily return to its entire glamour in September. The competition runs through Sept. 11.

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