Thursday, 30 July 2009

Venice 2009 line-up

The line-up for the 66th Venice Film Festival was announced a short time ago and while there's no place for the Coens' A Serious Man, there's a lot of interesting and potentially great stuff unspooling, including John Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, George Romero's Survival Of The Dead, Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant remake Port Of Call New Orleans, Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, Faith Akin's Soul Kitchen, Claire Denis' White Material, and Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo The Bullet Man all playing in the official competition, and Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza's [REC]2, Grant Heslov's The Men Who Stare At Goats, Antoine Fuqua's Brooklyn's Finest, Abel Ferrara's Napoli Napoli Napoli, Joe Dante's The Hole and Soderbergh's The Informant among those showing out of competition. It looks a terrific line-up. And I hope to see as many as I possibly can.

Full details of all the films at this year's Venice Film Festival can be found here.


Steve said...

ZOMG! a friggin RIDICULOUS line up. talk about a wide range of movies - you, sir, are in for a treat.

you lucky bastard.

Mark Salisbury said...

I am, I must admit, more than a little excited at the prospect.