Venice Lineup for 2021

The 2021 Venice Film Festival runs 1 to 11 September 2021. The official lineup for the festival is:

Opening Night

  • “Parallel Mothers,” Pedro Almodóvar (in competition)

Competition/Venezia 78

  • “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” Ana Lily Amirpour
  • “Un Autre Monde,” Stephanie Brize
  • “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion
  • “America Latina,” Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo
  • “L’Evenement,” Audrey Diwan
  • “Official Competition,” Gaston Duprat and Mariana Cohn
  • “Il Buco,” Michelangelo Frammartino
  • “Sundown,” Michel Franco
  • “Illusions Perdues,” Xavier Giannoli
  • “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • “Spencer,” Pablo Larrain
  • “Freaks Out,” Gabrielle Mainetti
  • “Qui Rido Io,” Mario Martone
  • “On the Job: The Missing 8,” Erik Matti
  • “Leave No Traces,” Jan P. Matuszynski
  • “Captain Volkonogov Escaped,” Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov
  • “The Card Counter,” Paul Schrader
  • “The Hand of God,” Paolo Sorrentino
  • “Reflection,” Valentyn Vasyanovych
  • “La Caja,” Lorenzo Vigas

Out of Competition (Fiction)

  • “Il Bambino Nascosto,” Roberto Ando (closing film of the festival)
  • “Les Choses Humaines,” Yvan Attal
  • “Ariaferma,” Leonardo di Costanzo
  • “Halloween Kills,” David Gordon Green
  • “La Scoula Cattolica,” Stefano Mordini
  • “Old Henry,” Potsy Ponciroli
  • “The Last Duel,” Ridley Scott
  • “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve
  • “Last night in Soho,” Edgar Wright
  • “Scenes From a Marriage” (Episodes 1-5), Hagai Levi

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)

  • “Life of Crime 1984-2020,” Jon Alpert
  • “Tranchees,” Loup Bureau
  • “Viaggio Nel Crepuscolo,” Augusto Contento
  • “Republic of Silence,” Diana el Jeiroudi
  • “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine
  • “Deandre#Deandre Storia Di Un Impiegato,” Roberta Lena
  • “Django and Django,” Luca Rea
  • “Ezio Bosso. Le Cose Che Restano,” Giorgio Verdelli

Out of Competition (Special Screenings)

  • “Le 7 Giornate di Bergamo,” Simona Ventura
  • “Il Cinema Al Tempo del Covid,” Andrea Segre

Out of Competition (Short Films)

  • “Plastic Semiotic,” Radu Jude
  • “The Night,” Tsai Ming-Liang
  • “Sad Film,” Vasili (Pseudonym)

Horizons/Orizzonti

  • “Les Promesses,” Thomas Kruithof
  • “Atlantide,” Yuri Ancarani
  • “Miracle,” Bogdan George Apetri
  • “Pilgrims,” Laurynas Bareisa
  • “Il Paradiso Del Pavone,” Laura Bispuri
  • “The Falls,” Chung Mong-Hong
  • “El Hoyo en la Cerca,” Joaquin Del Paso
  • “Amira,” Mohamed Diab
  • “A Plein Temps,” Eric Gravel
  • “107 Mothers,” Peter Kerekes
  • “Vera Dreams of the Sea,” Kaltrina Krasniqi
  • “White Building,” Kavich Neang
  • “Anatomy of Time,” Jakrawal Nilthamrong
  • “El Otro Tom,” Rodrigo Pla and Laura Santullo
  • “El Gran Movimiento,” Kiro Russo
  • “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta,” Aditya Vikram Sengupta
  • “Rhino,” Oleg Sentsov
  • “True Things,” Harry Wootliff
  • “Inu-Oh,” Yuasa Masaaki

Horizons/Orizzonti Extra

  • “Land of Dreams,” Sherin Neshat and Shoja Azari
  • “Costa Brava,” Mounia Akl
  • “Mama, I’m Home,” Vladimir Bitokov
  • “Ma Nuit,” Antoinette Boulat
  • “La Ragazza Ha Volato,” Wilma Labate
  • “7 Prisoners,” Alexandre Moratto
  • “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic,” Teemu Nikki
  • “La Macchina Delle Immagini di Alfredo C.,” Roland Sejko

The Cannes Juries for 2021

Spike Lee – President

Director, producer, screenwriter (United States)

Mati Diop

Director (France, Senegal)

Mylène Farmer

Singer, songwriter (Canada, France)

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress, producer, screenwriter, director (États-Unis)

Jessica Hausner

Director, producer, screenwriter (Austria)

Mélanie Laurent

Actress, director, screenwriter (France)

Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director, producer, screenwriter (Brazil)

Tahar Rahim

Actor (France)

Song Kang-ho

Actor (South Korea)

President
Andrea Arnold
Director, screenwriter – United Kingdom

Mounia Meddour
Director, screenwriter, producer – Algeria

Elsa Zylberstein
Actress – France

Daniel Burman
Director, producer, screenwriter – Argentina

Michael Covino
Director, producer, actor – United States

Kaouther Ben Hania
Director, Writer
Tunisia

Tuva Novotny
Director, writer, actress
Sweden

Alice Winocour
Director, writer
France

Sameh Alaa
Director, producer, writer
Egypt

Carlos Muguiro
Filmmaker, teacher
Spain

Nicolas Pariser
Director, screenwriter
France

Honorary Palme d’Or for Marco Bellocchio

Cannes will present Italian director Marco Bellocchio with an honorary Palme d’Or on the closing night of the festival, a tribute to his “unique œuvre that has marked contemporary cinema with force and freedom.”

Bellocchio will also present in the festival’s Official Selection, “Marx Can Wait”, the Italian filmmaker’s attempt to understand his twin brother’s suicide at the age of 29. A family tragedy that he has never really recovered from, both a source of guilt and inspiration.