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Venice International Film Festival

Public list by WPS with 56 movies or TV shows/series

The Venice International Film Festival, also known as La Biennale di Venezia, is one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. Founded in 1932, the festival takes place annually in late August or early September on the island of Lido in the Venetian Lagoon. The festival aims to promote the art and industry of filmmaking and to encourage new talent and creativity in the field. The festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year. The festival features a wide variety of films from around the world, including feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and awards a number of prizes in various categories, including the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion for Best Director, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor and Actress. With a rich history and a commitment to promoting the art of cinema, the Venice International Film Festival remains an important event in the film industry and a destination for filmmakers, critics, and cinema enthusiasts from around the world.

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is an annual film festival held in Venice, Italy. It is the world's oldest film festival and one of the "Big Five" International film festivals worldwide, which include the Big Three European Film Festivals, alongside the Toronto Film Festival in Canada and the Sundance Film Festival in the United States. The Festivals are internationally acclaimed for giving creators the artistic freedom to express themselves through film. In 1951, FIAPF formally accredited the festival. Founded by Giuseppe Volpi, member of the National Fascist Party and grandfather of famous producer Marina Cicogna in Venice in August 1932, the festival is part of the Venice Biennale, one of the world's oldest exhibitions of art, created by the Venice City Council on 19 April 1893. The range of work at the Venice Biennale now covers Italian and international art, architecture, dance, music, theatre, and cinema. These works are experienced at separate exhibitions: the International Art Exhibition, the International Festival of Contemporary Music, the International Theatre Festival, the Internat... ()

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Joker(2019)

R
| 2h 2min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
4.1/5 (with 11,834 votes)

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Eyes Wide Shut(1999)

R
| 2h 39min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 2,695 votes)

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Irreversible(2002)

NR
| 1h 33min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,320 votes)

A woman’s lover and her ex-boyfriend take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist. Because some acts can’t be undone. Because man is an animal. Because the desire for vengeance is a natural impulse. Because most crimes remain unpunished.

Crash(1996)

NC-17
| 1h 36min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 454 votes)

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

The King(2019)

R
| 2h 20min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 1,398 votes)

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Marriage Story(2019)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 3,113 votes)

A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.

La Llorona(2019)

1h 37min | Thriller, Horror, Drama
3.2/5 (with 143 votes)

Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique is trapped in his mansion by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes.

Corpus Christi(2019)

1h 56min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 227 votes)

A pious 20-year-old juvenile delinquent is sent to work at a sawmill in a small town; on arrival, he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of this young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened a year prior.

The New Pope(2020)

TV-MA
| 58min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 103 votes)

As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”

Ad Astra(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Science Fiction, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2,941 votes)

The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils to uncover the truth about a lost expedition that decades before boldly faced emptiness and silence in search of the unknown.

The Laundromat(2019)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 542 votes)

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

About Endlessness(2019)

1h 18min | Drama, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 67 votes)

A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality, guided by a Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments have the same significance as historical events. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Directed by Roy Andersson - With Anton Forsdik
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An Officer and a Spy(2019)

2h 12min | History, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 656 votes)

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Devil's Island penal colony.

Babyteeth(2020)

3.5/5 (with 136 votes)

A terminally ill teen upsets her parents when she falls in love with a small-time drug dealer.

Directed by Shannon Murphy - With Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Emily Barclay

New York, New York(1977)

3.3/5 (with 189 votes)

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

The Truth(2019)

1h 46min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 106 votes)

Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

The Painted Bird(2019)

2h 49min | War, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 53 votes)

A young boy wanders Eastern Europe during World War II.

Directed by Václav Marhoul - With Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Michaela Doležalová, Lech Dyblik, Julian Sands, Aleksei Kravchenko, ...

The Burnt Orange Heresy(2020)

R
| 1h 39min | Thriller
2.9/5 (with 67 votes)

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

Waiting for the Barbarians(2019)

R
| 1h 54min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 148 votes)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

Ema(2019)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 95 votes)

Ema is a magnetic and impulsive dancer in a reggaeton troupe. Her toxic marriage to choreographer Gastón is beyond repair, following a decision to give up on their adopted child Polo. She sets out on a mission to get him back, not caring who she’ll need to fight, seduce or destroy to make it happen.

Martin Eden(2019)

3.5/5 (with 292 votes)

The tale of an individualist proletarian in a time marked by the rise of mass political movements. In early 20th-century Italy, illiterate sailor Martin Eden seeks fame as a writer while torn between the love of a bourgeois girl and allegiance to his social class.

Directed by Pietro Marcello - With Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Carmen Pommella, Carlo Cecchi, Denise Sardisco, Vincenzo Nemolato, ...

Wasp Network(2020)

2h 8min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 171 votes)

Havana, Cuba, 1990. René González, an airplane pilot, unexpectedly flees the country, leaving behind his wife Olga and his daughter Irma, and begins a new life in Miami, where he becomes a member of an anti-Castro organization.

Just 6.5(2019)

2h 11min | Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 80 votes)

Samad is nobody’s fool. The narcotics officer has seen his share of a drug dealer’s lies and games, and his patience has come to run thin. While searching for the infamous drug baron Nasser Khakzad, he and his colleague Hamid scour the streets of Tehran, turning an overcrowded prison on its head. With his rough and dubious approach, Samad finally manages to find the criminal’s whereabouts – but things do not quite go according to plan...

Directed by Saeed Roustayi - With Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Parinaz Izadyar

Seberg(2019)

1h 43min | Thriller, Drama
3.0/5 (with 110 votes)

An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.

The Spider's Stratagem(1970)

1h 40min | Mystery, Drama
3.6/5 (with 35 votes)

A young man returns to his countryside hometown to investigate the unclear circumstances behind the death of his father, ostensibly killed by Fascists in 1936, before his birth. As he unravels a web of lies that seems to encompass the whole town, he finds himself entangled in the same web.

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.7/5 (with 200 votes)

A dangerous combination of radiation and insecticide causes the unfortunate Scott Carey to shrink, slowly but surely, until he is only a few inches tall. His home becomes a wilderness where he must survive everything from spiders living in the cellar to his beloved cat.

5 Is the Perfect Number(2019)

1h 40min | Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 114 votes)

Peppino, a retired hitman for the Camorra, has now fully passed on his job and know-how to his single son, Nino. But when Nino is brutally assassinated, the old man is back in business to take revenge. Aside his everlasting love Rita and his longtime henchman Totò, Peppino will go to any lengths, even if it means bringing the Camorra down.

Directed by Igort

Adults in the Room(2019)

2h 4min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 54 votes)

A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them.

The Perfect Candidate(2020)

1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 40 votes)

A young Saudi doctor campaigns for a seat on the municipal council, finding confidence as she combats prejudice.

Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour

Ecstasy(1933)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake, she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

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