I shall be in Venice from Wednesday through to Monday and among the films I'm hoping to catch will be the Jude Law/Michael Caine remake of Sleuth, Brian De Palma's Iraq drama Redacted, Paul Haggis' follow up to Crash, In The Valley Of Elah, Asif Kapadia's Far North, Andrew Dominik's The Assasination of Jess James By The Coward Robert Ford, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited and, hopefully, a few more besides. I've already seen Joe Wright's Atonement which opens the festival though I think I'm going to be arriving too late to make the press screenings of Ang Lee's Lust, Caution.
And because I'm not going to be around for Tim Burton Day on the second Wednesday I won't be seeing a sneak preview of footage from Sweeney Todd which pains me but, hey, them's the breaks. Incidentally, all those reports of Burton being asked to cut back on the blood in the movie, don't believe a word of it.
I'm going to be reporting for Premiere.com while I'm there — look for me guesting on Glenn Kenny's blog — but will also update this site with the same stuff.