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Venice and its golden lions

Happening

V.O.: L'Événement
Fr. 2021. Drama from Audrey Diwan with Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luana Bajrami. In 1963 Angoulême, a pregnant student takes any means necessary to have an abortion, despite it being illegal in France.
Runtime: 100 min.
U.S. 2020. Drama from Chloé Zhao with Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May. Unemployed since her mining touch shut down, a widow adopts a nomadic lifestyle, travelling the country in her van.
Runtime: 108 min.
U.S. 2019. Drama from Todd Phillips with Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro. Rejected and suffering from serious mental health issues, a clown with comedic ambitions is repeatedly humiliated and driven into a state of murderous madness.
Runtime: 122 min.
Mex. 2018. Chronicle from Alfonso Cuaron with Alitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey. In Mexico City in 1970, the life of a bourgeois family on the verge of breaking up, seen through the point of view of a young maid.
Runtime: 135 min.
U.S. 2017. Fantasy from Guillermo Del Toro with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins. In 1962, a mute maintenance worker secretly takes home an amphibian creature threatened with slaughter by researchers at the government lab where she works.
Runtime: 123 min.
Phil. 2015. Drama from Lav Diaz.

From Afar

V.O.: Desde Alla
Vén. 2015. Drama from Lorenzo Vigas with Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jerico Montilla. In Caracas, a single denturologist develops an unexpected relationship with a local thug whose sexual favours he has bought without physical contact.
Runtime: 93 min.

A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence

V.O.: En duva satt pa en gren och funderade pa tillvaron
Suèd. 2014. Satire from Roy Andersson with Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson. The story of two sad-looking traveling sales people, specializing in trick-or-treating items, echo those of various people at different times.
Runtime: 101 min.
U.S. 2010. Dramatic comedy from Sofia Coppola with Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius. The monotonous routine of a single film actor is shaken up by the arrival of his teenage daughter, who pushes him to question himself.
Runtime: 98 min.
U.S. 2008. Mores drama from Darren Aronofsky with Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Following a heart attack, a once-famous wrestler retires to try to live a normal life with his daughter and a stripper.
Runtime: 105 min.

Lust, Caution

V.O.: Se, Jie
H.-K. 2007. Thriller from Ang Lee with Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen. During World War II, an aspiring actress is assigned by a group of students to frame the head of the Japanese secret service in China.
Runtime: 156 min.
U.S. 2005. Sentimental drama from Ang Lee with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams. Over a period of several years, two married cowboys secretly live an all-consuming, passionate love.
Runtime: 134 min.
G.-B. 2004. Social drama from Mike Leigh with Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight. In 1950, in a working-class area of London, a devoted mother is arrested for performing illegal abortions.
Runtime: 125 min.
Ind. 2001. Dramatic comedy from Mira Nair with Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Vasundhara Das. In New Delhi, various love affairs and the digging up of painful family secrets disturb wedding preparations.
Runtime: 114 min.

Fireworks

V.O.: Hana-Bi
Jap. 1997. Crime drama from Takeshi Kitano with Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi. Harassed by gangsters, a cop with a checkered past commits a robbery to take a trip with his dying wife.
Runtime: 103 min.
G.-B. 1996. History from Neil Jordan with Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts.
Runtime: 132 min.
G.-B. 1994. Drama from Milcho Manchevski with Rade Serbedzija, Katrin Cartlidge, Grégoire Colin. A Macedonian photographer leaves London to find himself unwillingly involved in the ethnic tensions of his country.
Runtime: 113 min.
G.-B. 1990. Dramatic comedy from Tom Stoppard with Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss. Prince Hamlet
Runtime: 117 min.
Fr. 1987. Drama from Louis Malle with Gaspard Manesse, Raphaël Fejto, Philippe Morier-Genoud. In 1943, a student attending a religious boarding school befriends a Jewish classmate who is registered under a false name to hide him from German authorites.
Runtime: 104 min.

Vagabond

V.O.: Sans toit ni loi
Fr. 1985. Mores drama from Agnès Varda with Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Yolande Moreau. Various people talk about their encounters with a young vagrant who was found dead in a field.
Runtime: 105 min.

First Name: Carmen

V.O.: Prénom Carmen
Fr. 1983. Mores drama from Jean-Luc Godard with Jean-Luc Godard, Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé. Under the pretext of shooting a film, a young woman asks to borrow her uncle's apartment where she actually intends to take refuge after a hold-up.
Runtime: 85 min.
U.S. 1980. Thriller from John Cassavetes with Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Buck Henry.
Runtime: 123 min.
Fr. 1967. Mores drama from Luis Bunuel with Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli. The young wife of a Parisian surgeon is blackmailed by a friend of the couple, who discover that during the day she is a prostitute in a brothel.
Runtime: 100 min.

The Battle of Algiers

V.O.: La Battaglia di Algeri
It. 1966. Social drama from Gillo Pontecorvo with Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi. In 1957, French parachutists capture one of the leaders of the independence rebels in Algiers.
Runtime: 121 min.

Red Desert

V.O.: Il Deserto rosso
It. 1964. Psychological drama from Michelangelo Antonioni with Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Xenia Valderi. A neurotic young woman tries to get out of her anguished solitude.
Runtime: 120 min.

Hands Over the City

V.O.: La Mani sulla Citta
It. 1963. Social drama from Francesco Rosi with Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti. Political squabbles erupt after a building crashes.
Runtime: 101 min.

Family Diary

V.O.: Cronaca Familiare
It. 1962. Psychological drama from Valerio Zurlini with Marcello Mastroianni, Jacques Perrin, Sylvie. When his brother falls ill, a man becomes aware of the bonds of affection that unite them.
Runtime: 110 min.

Last Year at Marienbad

V.O.: L'Année dernière à Marienbad
Fr. 1960. Poetic drama from Alain Resnais with Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoeff. In a sumptuous hotel, a man tries to convince a woman that they have already met.
Runtime: 94 min.
Dan. 1955. Religious drama from Carl Theodor Dreyer with Henrik Malberg, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Birgitte Federspiel. Believing he is Jesus, a farmer's son announces the death and resurrection of his sister-in-law who is suffering a difficult childbirth.
Runtime: 120 min.
It. 1954. Drama from Renato Castellani with Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson. Hate between two families gets in the way of a teenage couple's love.
Runtime: 136 min.

Forbidden Games

V.O.: Jeux interdits
Fr. 1952. Drama from René Clément with Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly, Lucien Hubert. In 1940, a boy takes under his protection an orphan, taken in by her parents.
Runtime: 82 min.
Jap. 1952. Drama from Akira Kurosawa with Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori.
Runtime: 88 min.
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