Upcoming movies like The Darjeeling Limited, Sleuth, and Redacted are rounding out the In Competition slot to compete for the Golden Lion.
Constructing an intriguing line-up of film titles this year, organizers of the Venice Film Festival have officially revealed on Thursday, July 26 the full list of movies set to be presented at the event, held for the 64th time in its 75th anniversary celebration.
For In Competition section, there will be twenty one flick set to be featured in apart from the previously-announced "Atonement" which will be the opening film at the festival, all to encounter their world premiere. About half are either American or British productions, like "The Darjeeling Limited", "Sleuth", "Redacted", "Michael Clayton", "I'm Not There", and "In the Valley of Elah."
Also becoming part of the program is Ang Lee's latest directorial work of Chinese-language spy thriller "Lust, Caution", which revolves around a group of patriotic students who plot to assassinate the intelligence chief of China's Japan-backed WWII-era government. Lee, a past Golden Lion winner, is expected to attend this 64th Mostra as it takes flight on August 29 alongside fellow filmmaker Woody Allen and Hollywood actors such as George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, and Brad Pitt.
High-profile entries mark the Out of Competition slot as well with titles like "Cassandra’s Dream", "The Hunting Party", and "The Nanny Diaries" highlighting the program, which is also slated to feature handfuls of film productions from diverse parts of the world, including Brazil's "Cleopatra", South Korea's "Beyond the Years", and France's "La Fille coupee en deux." For complete list of the lineup, please check it out on the festival's official site at Labiennale.org.