Early 2011 Venice Film Festival Announcements Promise A Better Fest than Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is still underway but some announcements have been made for another major European film fest: Venice. Some exciting selections have been announced for the 68th Venice Film Festival including Roman Polanski’s Carnage and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, both which will be making their world premieres along with Steve McQueen’s Shame, Todd Solondz’ Dark Horse, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam documentary PJ20.
According to Variety, some of the films submitted but not yet approved include Madonna’s W.E., Walter Salles’ On the Road, and Luc Besson’s The Lady. Other films rumoured to screen at the festival are Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, two films by Steven Sodebergh: Contagion and Haywire, and a Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
In other words if you didn’t get a chance to go to Cannes, I would recommend visiting Venice, since they have all of these plus will still be screening most of the best films that appeared in France this week.
The 68th Venice Film Festival runs from August 31st to September 10th.