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List of movies to be screened at Venice Film Festival

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Published: Friday, July 29, 2011, 17:28 [IST]

Organisers of the Venice International Film Festival have announced the list of movies, which will be screened at this year's event. George Clooney's The Ides of March would open the event, while Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress will close the festival. A total of 22 movies will compete for the Golden Lion.

The Organisers have announced 21 movies so far, but another one would be unveiled during the festival. American directors like Ami Canaan Maan, Abel Ferrara and Todd Solondz are eying the prize for their films at the event, which will be held from August 31 to September 10.

The following is list of the films in competition for the Golden Lion at the 68th Venice Film Festival.

  • Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy by Tomas Alfredson - UK, Germany.
  • Wuthering Heights by Andrea Arnold - UK.
  • Texas Killing Fields by Ami Canaan Mann - US
  • The Ides of March by George Clooney - US
  • Quando la Notte by Cristina Comencini - Italy
  • Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese - Italy
  • A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg - Canada
  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth by Abel Ferrara - US
  • Killer Joe by William Friedkin - US
  • Un Ete Brulant by Philippe Garrel - France, Italy, Switzerland
  • Taojie by Ann Hui - China-Hong Kong, China
  • Hahithalfut by Eran Kolirin - Israel, Germany
  • Alpeis by Yorgos Lanthimos - Greece
  • Shame by Steve Mcqueen - UK
  • L'ultimo Terrestre by Gian Alfonso Pacinotti - Italy
  • Carnage by Roman Polanski - France, Germany, Spain, Poland
  • Poulet Aux Prunes by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud - France, Belgium, Germany
  • Faust by Aleksander Sokurov - Russia
  • Dark Horse by Todd Solondz - US
  • Himizu by Sion Sono - Japan

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