La Biennale, Venice’s arts extravaganza just got better with a new director of the Europe’s most glamorous film festival (Cannes, no, too hyped up). The full programme is now online. Marco Müller has revved up the 61st Venice film festival (running September 1-11), with a high profile digital section, Venezia Cinema Digitale which includes Tim Robbins’ Embedded, Tetsuya Nomura’s Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Part 3 of Peter Greenaway’s The Tulse Luper Suitcases, From Sark to Finish.
Venezia Orizzonti, a strand representing new trends in cinema sees the return of festival favourite Gregg Araki with Mysterious Skin, Shinya Tsukamoto presents Vital, Antonia Bird’s terrorist drama The Hamburg Cell should deliver the controversy, and Miike Takashi’s Izo intense bloodshed.
In competition films to get excited about include Alejandro Amenabar’s Mar adentro, Café Lumière by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jonathan Glazer’s Birth.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: From Sark to Finish