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  • by Jeff Beck

Full Lineup for 2016 Venice Film Festival Announced

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land"

Hot on the heals of the Toronto International Film Festival announcing its lineup, today we now have the complete lineup of the upcoming Venice Film Festival. For their opening night film, Damien Chazelle's highly-anticipated "La La Land," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been selected, while Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven," with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, will close the festival.

The films to be featured in and out of competition are as follows:


Ana Lily Amirpour, The Bad Batch

Stephane Brize, Une Vie

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Derek Cianfrance, The Light Between Oceans

Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, El Ciudadono Ilustre

Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti, Spira Mirabilis

Lav Diaz, The Women Who Left

Amat Escalante, La Region Salvaje

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Roan Johnson, Piuma

Andrei Konchalovsky, Paradise

Martin Koolhoven, Brimstone

Emir Kusturica, On the Milky Road

Pablo Larrain, Jackie

Terrence Malick, Voyage of Time

Christopher Murray, El Cristo Ciego

Francois Ozon, Frantz

Giuseppe Piccioni, Questi Giorni

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Wim Wenders, Les Beaux Jours


Paulo Sorrentino, The Young Pope Episodes 1 & 2

Philippe Falardeau, The Bleeder

Antoine Fuqua, The Magnificent Seven

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Nick Hamm, The Journey

Benoit Jacquot, A Jamais

Yasushi Kawamuya, Gantz:O

Jee Woon Kim, The Age of Shadows

Amir Naderi, Monte

Kim Rossi Stuart, Tommaso

Bruno Chiaravalloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedette Argentieri, Our War

Kasper Collin, I Called Him Morgan

Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling (3D)

Sergei Loznitsa, Austerlitz

Francesco Munzi, Assalto al Cielo

Ulrich Seidl, Safari

Charlie Siskel, American Anarchist

Just like with TIFF, it certainly looks like there are plenty of interesting flicks to choose from here, including Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge," as well as new work from Tom Ford, Wim Wenders, Derek Cianfrance, Denis Villeneuve, and Terrence Malick. What film will walk away with the Golden Lion this year? With so much talent crammed into the competition, it's rather hard to tell, but it'll certainly make for an interesting contest.

The Venice Film Festival will run from August 31st-September 10th.

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