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‘Lingua Franca’: Film Review | Venice 2019

Isabel Sandoval's groundbreaking Venice Days premiere 'Lingua Franca' chronicles the daily struggles of an undocumented Filipina trans woman in New York.

‘Corpus Christi’ (‘Boze Cialo’): Film Review | Venice 2019

After his spiritual awakening in juvenile prison, a 20-year-old violent offender passes himself off as a priest in a community still reeling from tragedy in 'Corpus Christi,' the latest from Polish…

‘A Bigger World’ (‘Un monde plus grand’): Film Review | Venice 2019

Cécile de France stars in 'A Bigger World,' the latest feature from French writer-director Fabienne Berthaud ('Sky') that premiered in the Venice Days sidebar.

‘Only the Animals’ (‘Seules les bêtes’): Film Review | Venice 2019

French writer-director Dominik Moll's latest thriller, 'Only the Animals,' opened up this year's Venice Days sidebar.

Venice Days Lineup Focuses on New Filmmakers

Eleven films will compete in the 2019 Venice Days, or Giornate degli Autori, the independent sidebar that runs parallel to the Venice Film Festival. The lineup features four debut features, as well…

‘Pearl’: Film Review | Venice 2018

Newcomer Julia Fory and seasoned Peter Mullan co-star in 'Pearl,' a study of a female bodybuilder, helmed by first-time director Elsa Amiel.

‘Jose’: Film Review | Venice 2018

A gay 19-year-old Guatemalan living in poverty with his doting mother is forced to consider his life of secrecy in a new light when he falls in love with a young construction worker in Li Cheng's…

‘Keep Going’ (‘Continuer’): Film Review | Venice 2018

Virginie Efira ('Elle') and Kacey Mottet-Klein ('Being 17') star in Joachim Lafosse's new film 'Keep Going,' which bowed in the Giornati Degli Autori sidebar in Venice.

‘Graves Without A Name’ (‘Les tombeaux sans noms’): Film Review | Venice 2018

Opening Venice's Giornate degli Autori sidebar, Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh's 'Graves Without A Name' documents his search for the remains of his family who died during the Khmer Rouge's…

Venice Days Unveils Lineup With Half the Films Directed by Women

Director Giorgio Gosetti made an active effort to seek out female talent for the festival.

‘M’: Film Review | Venice 2017

Cesar-winner Sara Forestier's debut as writer-director, 'M,' stars the actress herself alongside Redouanne Harjane and Jean-Pierre Leaud.

‘Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story’: Film Review | Venice 2017

Artists including Gal Friday and Hazel Honeysuckle star in James Lester's debut feature-length documentary 'Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story,' premiering in the Venice Days section of the Italian…