The 76th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will be held on the Lido di Venezia from 28 August to 7 September 2019. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. In addition to the sections mentioned in the following paragraphs, the Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.
Here are all the Asian movies we found in the line-up:
VENEZIA 76 COMPETITION – An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres.
LA VÉRITÉ (THE TRUTH)
Director Kore-eda Hirokazu / France, Japan / 106’
LAN XIN DA JU YUAN (SATURDAY FICTION)
Director Ye Lou / China / 126’
JI YUAN TAI QI HAO (NO. 7 CHERRY LANE)
Director Yonfan / Hong Kong / 125’
ORIZZONTI – An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.
BIK ENEICH – UN FILS
by Mehdi M. Barsaoui / Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar / 96’
HAVA, MARYAM, AYESHA
by Sahraa Karimi / Afghanistan / 86’
by Pema Tseden / China / 102’
by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez / Philippines, France / 100’
METRI SHESHO NIM (JUST 6.5)
by Saeed Roustaee / Iran / 135’
CHOLA (SHADOW OF WATER)
by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan / India / 120’
ORIZZONTI SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
by Diana Saqeb Jamal / Afghanistan, Bangladesh / 11’
by Kyungrae Kim / South Korea / 16’
VENICE CLASSICS – A selection of the finest recent restorations of classic films, and documentaries about cinema or individual authors of yesteryear or today.
KHANEH SIAH AST (THE HOUSE IS BLACK)
by Forough Farrokhzad (documentary) / 1963 / Iran / 20’
by Ebrahim Golestan (documentary) / 1963 / Iran / 15’
VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY – A maximum of 30 world-premieres or international premieres of VR Immersive Stories/Experiences of any length and of any VR format.
COMPETITION – INTERACTIVE
by Hsin-Chien Huang / Taiwan / 31’
by Hsin-Chien Huang / Taiwan / 31’
A LIFE IN FLOWERS
by Armando Kirwin / USA, Japan / 20’
by Liu Szu-ming, Takahashi Kisei / Taiwan / 17’
COMPETITION – LINEAR
by Yair Agmon / Israel / 11’
ONLY THE MOUNTAIN REMAINS [5×1 PROJECT]
by Chiang Wei Liang / Taiwan / 30’
GHOST IN THE SHELL: GHOST CHASER
by Hiroaki Higashi / Japan / 8’
by Qing Shao / China / 12’
by Tereso Jorge, Fernando Maldonado / France, Argentina, Taiwan, USA / 18’
O [5×1 PROJECT]
by Qiu Yang / Taiwan / 23’
BEST OF VR – OUT OF COMPETITION
TO THE MOON
by Laurie Anderson, Huang Hsin-Chien / Taiwan, USA / 15’
THE MAKING OF [5×1 PROJECT]
by Midi Z / Taiwan / 10’
BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA VR – OUT OF COMPETITION
by Keisuke Itoh (Animation) / Japan / 12’
SPECIAL EVENT – Restored version of Tsai Ming-liang’s Bu San (Goodbye, Dragon Inn). Screenings: 3 September at 11 am and 3 pm, Teatro alle Tese-Venice. Live performance by Tsai Ming-liang at 12:30 and 4:30 pm.
BU SAN (GOODBYE, DRAGON INN)
by Tsai Ming- Liang / Taiwan / 82’
LE GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI – An independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival.
BOR MI VANH CHARK (THE LONG WALK)
By Mattie Do / Laos / 116′
ARU SENDO NO HANASHI
By Joe Odagiri / Japan / 137′
LA SETTIMANA DEELLA CRITICA – It proposes debut feature films to an audience of cinephiles, film industry professionals and hopefully an increasing number of film goers.
By Gitanjali Rao / UK, India, France , Qatar / 93′ / Opening Film
The full programme of the 76th Venice International Film Festival can be found here.