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Films vying for Venice's Golden Lion

  • Published at 06:54 pm August 27th, 2019
Venice film festival

There are 21 films competing for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 76th Venice film festival, which kicks off on Wednesday and will run until September 7

Here are the films:

 La Verite (The Truth), by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda -- opening film

 The Perfect Candidate, by Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al-Mansour

 About Endlessness, by Swedish director Roy Andersson

Wasp Network, by French director Olivier Assayas

Marriage Story, by US director Noah Baumbach

Guest of Honour, by Canadian director Atom Egoyan

Ad Astra, by US director James Gray

A Herdade, by Portuguese director Tiago Guedes

 Gloria Mundi, by French director Robert Guediguian 

Waiting For The Barbarians, by Colombian director Ciro Guerra

Ema, by Chilean director Pablo Larrain

Lan xin da ju yuan (Saturday Fiction) by Chinese director Lou Ye

Martin Eden, by Italian director Pietro Marcello

La Mafia Non e Piu Quella Di Una Volta (The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used To Be), by Italian director Franco Maresco

The Painted Bird, by Czech director Vaclav Marhoul

Il Sindaco Del Rione Sanita (The Mayor of Rione Sanita), by Italian director Mario Martone

Babyteeth, by Australian director Shannon Murphy

Joker, by US director Todd Phillips

 J'accuse, French-Polish director Roman Polanski

The Laundromat, by US director Steven Soderbergh

No.7 Cherry Lane, by Hong Kong director Yonfan