On Wednesday, the Venice Film Festival begins its 75th edition with Damien Chazelle’s First Man. To preview the festival, we’ve put together a “cheat sheet” to the key feature films screening in Venice, all in one place. It’s a survey of the titles that gives you a firsthand look at the work of a remarkably array of auteurs. Then, don’t miss our on-site Venice edition of The Film Comment Podcast with special guests—once we’ve gotten a few films under our belt, of course. Our podcast will give you an essential rundown on the Venice slate in informed discussions, alongside other published coverage by our all-star correspondents. Follow our coverage here. And now, without further ado, the films of the festival:

Venezia 75 Competition

Rick Alverson, The Mountain

Olivier Assayas, Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies)

Jacques Audiard, The Sisters Brothers

Damien Chazelle, First ManOpening Night Film

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Brady Corbet, Vox Lux

Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA

Paul Greengrass, 22 July

Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Never Look Away (Werk Ohne Autor)

Jennifer Kent, The Nightingale

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Mike Leigh, Peterloo

Mario Martone, Capri-Revolution

Roberto Minervini, What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire

László Nemes, Sunset (Napszállta)

David Oelhoffen, Close Enemies (Frères Ennemis)

Carlos Reygadas, Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo)

Julian Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate

Gonzalo Tobal, Dolores (Acusada)

Shinya Tsukamoto, Killing (Zan)

Out of Competition


Roberto Ando, Una storia senza nomeClosing Night Film

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, The Summer House (Les estivants)

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Nick Hamm,  DrivenClosing Night Film

Gastón Duprat, My masterpiece (Mi obra maestra)

Amos Gitai, A Tramway in Jerusalem

Saverio Costanzo, My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale)

Pierre Schoeller, One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi)

Pablo Trapero,  La quietud

S. Craig Zahler, Dragged Across Concrete

Zhang Yimou, Shadow (Ying)


Amos Gitai, A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

Victor Kossakovsky, Aquarela – Closing Night Film

Emir Kusturica, El Pepe, una vida suprema

Sergei Loznitsa, Process Closing Night Film

Ron Mann, Carmine Street Guitars

Francesca Manocchi and Alessio Romenzi, Isis, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul

Errol Morris, American Dharma

Gastón Solnicki, Introduzione all’Oscuro

Giorgio Treves, 1938 Diversi

Tsai Ming-liang, Your Face (Ni de lian)

Frederick Wiseman, Monrovia, Indiana

Special Events

Yervant Gianikian, Il Diario di Angela – Noi Due Cineasti

Morgan Neville, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind

Orizzonti (Horizons)

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Kraben Rahu (Manta Ray)Closing Night Film

Ivan Ayr, Soni

Emir Baigazin, The River (Ozen)

Álvaro Brechner, A Twelve-Year-Night  La Noche de 12 Años)

Flavia Castro, Deslembro

Mahmut Fazil Coşkun, The Announcement (Anons)

Alessio Cremonini, On My Skin (Sulla Mia Pelle)Opening Night Film

Ciro D’Emilio, If Life Gives You Lemons (Un Giorno all’Improvviso)

Mary Harron, Charlie Says

Mikhaël Hers, Amanda

Soudade Kaadan, The Day I Lost My Shadow (Yom Adaatou Zouli )

Sarah Marx, L’Enkas

Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Tchelovek Kotorij Udivil Vseh)

Garin Nugroho, Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)Closing Night Film

Mostafa Sayyari, As I Lay Dying (Hamchenan Ke Mimordam)

Emanuele Scaringi, The Armadillo’s Prophecy (La Profezia dell’Armadillo)

Yaron Shani, Stripped (Erom)

Pema Tseden, Jinpa

Sameh Zoabi, Tel Aviv on Fire

Orizzonti Short Films Competition (Closing Night Program)

Aditya Ahmad, A Gift (Kado)

Mohsen Banihashemi, Staircase

Sven Bresser, The Summer and All the Rest (L’été et tout le reste)

Sara Fgaier, Gli anni

Andrew Stephen Lee, Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

Thanasis Neofotistos, Patision Avenue (Leoforos Patision)

Tomas Posse, Los bastardos

Corina Schwingruber Illić, All Inclusive

Eldar Shibanov, Sex, Fear, and Hamburgers (Sex, Strakh I Gamburgery)

Isabella Torre, Ninfe

Yang Zhengfan, Down There (Na Li)

Dušan Zorić, Foreign Body (Strano Telo)

Orizzonti Short Films Out of Competition (Closing Night Program)

Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti, Blu

Venice International Film Critics Week

In Competition

Saaed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub, Anna Eriksson, Still Recording (Lissa ammetsajjel)

Andreas Goldstein, Adam & Evelyn (Adam und Evelyn)

Hajooj Kuka, The Roundup (aKasha)

Letizia Lamartire, We’ll Be Young and Beautiful  (Saremo giovani e bellissimi)  

Ivan Salatic, You Have the Night (Ti imaš noć)

Alexia Walther, Maxime Matray, Blonde Animals (Bêtes blondes)

Special event out of competition – Opening film

Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad, Tumbbad

Special event out of competition – Closing film

Abdelhamid Bouchnak, Dachra

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