Venice parallel part Giornate degli Autori (GdA) has unveiled the choice for its twentieth version operating from August 30 to September 9, that includes a shock brief by Céline Sciamma, a brand new characteristic by Teona Strugar Mitevska in addition to a tribute to late Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée.

The road-up spans 10 movies in competitors, seven particular occasions, eight titles in Venetian Nights in addition to a particular day-long occasion devoted Vallée and the cinema of Québec, with a screening of a restored 4K copy of his 2005 coming-of-age drama C.R.A.Z.Y..

Highlights of the competitors embody Canadian filmmaker Ariane Louis-Seize’s quirky vampire story Humanist Vampire Searching for Consenting Suicidal Individual; Atlas Mountains-set ensemble theatre group street film Backstage by directorial duo Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane; By means of The Night time, wherein Belgian director Delphine Girard expands her Oscar-nominated brief A Sister, and Sidonie In Paris, starring Isabelle Huppert as a author mourning the demise of husband who travels to Kyoto.

Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues is heading the jury, made up of members within the European Parliament’s 27 Instances Cinema program. The GdA Administrators Award comes with a money prize of €20,000, to be break up equally between the filmmaker and the movie’s worldwide distributor.

Tommaso Santambrogio’s black and white competitors title Oceans Are The Actual Continents will open this yr’s version whereas interval satire COUP!, starring Peter Sarsgaard and directed by Austin Stark and Joseph Schuman, is the closing movie, taking part in Out of Competitors.

In different sections, Céline Sciamma, who was beforehand a GdA president of the jury, will current a shock brief movie entitled This Is How A baby Turns into A Poet as Particular Occasion

Different Particular Occasions embody 21 Days Till The Finish Of The World by Teona Strugar Mitevska (God Exists, Her Title Is Petrunya, The Happiest Man in The World) and Palestinian-French director Lina Soualem’s documentary Bye Bye Tiberias, exploring her mom actress Hiam Abbass’s journey from the Galilee to Europe and the robust feminine household she left behind.

GdA additionally continues its partnership with the Miu Miu style home to indicate two shorts made beneath the auspices of its Girls’s Story initiative, which this yr embody Eye Two Instances Mouth by Mexican director Lila Avilés, who was in Berlin this yr with Totem.

“The nature of this year’s lineup is modeled on the idea of choice and that moment when life forces us to decide whether to go in one direction or another,” mentioned Creative Director Gaia Furrer.

“The key word and underlying theme of the films on our lineup, is ‘crossroad’: a term that could hardly be more appropriate to define the work our filmmakers are doing, and our own efforts as well, as we step into our ‘twenties’. All the films selected, with all their thematic or formal eclecticism still dialogue with each other, intermingle, and carry on a shared discourse.”

Official Competitors

  • Oceans Are The Actual Continents (It, Cu) * – OPENING FILM
    Dir. Tommaso Santambrogio
  • Milk (The Netherlands) *
    Dir. Stefanie Kolk
  • Sidonie In Japan (Fr, Ger, Jp, Switz)
    Dir. Élise Girard
  • Foremost By Night time (Sp, Port, Fr) *
    Dir. Víctor Iriarte
  • Humanist Vampire Searching for Consenting Suicidal Individual (Canada) *
    Dir. Ariane Louis-Seize
  • Snow In Midsummer (Malay, Tai, Sing)
    Dir. Chong Keat Aun
  • Backstage (Mor, Tun, Bel, Fr, Qat, Nor, Saudi Arabia) *
    Dir. Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane
  • The Summer time With Carmen (Greece)
    Dir. Zacharias Mavroeidis
  • Following The Sound (Japan)
    Dir. Kyoshi Sugita
  • By means of The Night time (Bel, Can, Fr) *
    Dir. Delphine Girard


    Dir. Austin Stark, Joseph Schuman


  • The Solar Will Rise – (Iran, France)
    Dir. Ayat Najafi
  • Bye Bye Tiberias (Fr, Pal, Bel, Qat)
    Dir. Lina Soualem
  • Photophobia (Sl, Czech Rep, Ukr)
    Dir. Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík
  • This Is How A baby Turns into A Poet (It, Fr)
    Dir. Céline Sciamma
  • 21 Days Till The Finish Of The World  (N. Macedonia)
    Dir. Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • The Outpost (It, Br)
    Dir. Edoardo Morabito
  • ’LExpérience Zola (Fr, It)
    Dir. Gianluca Matarrese

Miu Miu Girls‘s Tales

  • #25 Eye Two Instances Mouth
    Dir. Lila Avilés
  • #26 Stane
    Dir. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Venetian Nights

  • Casablanca (Fr, It)
    Dir. Adriano Valerio
  • With The Grace Of A God (It
    Dir. Alessandro Roja
  • Fragments Of A Life Cherished (It)
    Dir. Chloé Barreau
  • The Invention Of Snow (It)
    Dir. Vittorio Moroni
  • Le Mie Poesie Non Cambieranno Il Mondo (It)
    Dir. Annalena Benini e Francesco Piccolo
  • Flesh And Bronze (It)
    Dir.  Fabio Mollo, Alessandra Cataleta

Particular Screening/Particular presentation

  • Nina Of The Wolves (It)
    Dir. Antonio Pisu

Particular Screenings/Dialogues With Auteurs

  • C.R.A.Z.Y. (Can)
    Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée

(Screening as a tribute to Jean-Marc Vallée in collaboration with SODEC and the Delegation of Quebec in Rome)

  • Il Popolo Delle Donne. Il Movie (It)
    Dir. Yuri Ancarani
  • The Author In The Bushes (It, Fr)
    Dir. Duccio Chiarini
  • Parola ai giovani (It)
    Dir. Angelo Bozzolini