Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Griselda Siciliani and Lucrecia Martel go to the Venice Film Festival

There will be an Argentine invasion in Venice this year. Argentina, 1985of Santiago Mitre, with Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani, will compete for the Golden Lion, sicilian griselda stars Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truthsof Alexander the Great, Lucrezia Martel will present out of competition his latest work, the short Maidand Mariano Cohn, who last year competed precisely with official competitionHe is a member of the Jury.

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who in 1985 prosecuted the members of the Juntas of the military dictatorship, who were in power from 1976 to 1983.


Peter Lanzani, who is Luis Moreno Ocampo, together with Ricardo Darín in a scene in the film by Santiago Mirtre. Sony Photo/Prime Video

The film is a co-production of La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films, Infinity Hill, and Amazon Studios, since among the producers are the aforementioned Ricardo Darín and Santiago Mitre, plus Victoria Alonso (executive president of physical production at Marvel Studios, the Chino Darin, Axel Kuschevatzky, Federico Posternak and Agustina Llambi Campbell.

Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truthsby four-time Oscar winner González Iñárritu, tells the story of a Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns to his country and works through an existential crisis while dealing with his identity and family relationships.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu marks a scene for Daniel Jiménez Cacho on the set of "Bard"which co-stars Griselda Siciliani.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu sets a scene for Daniel Jiménez Cacho on the set of “Bardo”, co-starring Griselda Siciliani.

Lucrecia Martel, who was president of the Jury in Venice in 2019, when she won the Golden Lion jesterWith Joaquin Phoenix, he will premiere his latest work out of competition, the short Chambermaid. The director from Salta returns to the Mostra with a job, after her last feature film, Stay (2017).

And Barbera, announcing pee waitressor before the press, he assured that it is “extraordinary from the aesthetic and narrative point of view”. The film features Jorgelina Contreras, Daniel Valenzuela, Anavelí Acero and Ariel Gigena in its cast.

For his part, Mariano Cohn will be part of the Official Jury that will determine the winners of the Mostra. Julianne Moore will chair the jury, which also includes French director Audrey Diwan, winner of the Venice Golden Lion last year for her abortion drama. Happening; Iranian actress Leila Hatami (the one with A seperationof Asghar Farhadi); British author and screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro (Never let Me Go); Italian director Leonardo di Costanzo; and the Spanish director and producer Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

Mariano Cohn was in Venice last year with "official competition"which he co-directed with Gastón Duprat.  Photo Martin Bonetto

Mariano Cohn was in Venice last year with “Official Competition”, which he co-directed with Gastón Duprat. Photo Martin Bonetto

Cohn co-directed with Gastón Duprat official competitionwho was at the Mostra last year, and this year Anythingthe series that will air on Star+, with Luis Brandoni and Robert De Niro.

And Juan Diego Botto, born in Argentina and living in Spain, will present his directorial debut in a film starring Penélope Cruz and Luis Tosar. The movie in the margins will compete in the Horizons section, whose Jury will be chaired by the Spanish Isabel Coixet.

The stars of the show

The artistic director Alberto Barbera presented the films in competition for this 79th edition of the Golden Lion, and there is a significant presence of American titles, and many Netflix productions.

Netflix will premiere on September 23 "Blond"the biographical film about Marilyn Monroe, with Ana de Armas.  Before he will compete in Venice.

Netflix will premiere on September 23 “Blonde”, the biographical film about Marilyn Monroe, with Ana de Armas. Before he will compete in Venice.

Olivia Wilde, Penélope Cruz, Ana de Armas, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Christoph Waltz, Sigourney Weaver and Mia Goth are just some of the names that will arrive at the Lido, the island in front of Venice, and will walk on the red carpet of the Palazzo del Cinema from August 31 to September 10.

Netflix, a complete

Dominik’s long-awaited Marilyn Monroe drama, Blondstarring Ana de Armas as the Hollywood icon, it is one of four Netflix Original Movies in the 23-title competition section.

Noah Baumbach, who had premiered "story of a marriage" a few years ago, will now open the Mostra with "White noise", with Adam Driver.  AP Photo

Noah Baumbach, who had premiered “Marriage Story” a few years ago, will now open the Mostra with “White Noise”, with Adam Driver. AP Photo

It is clear that Netflix is ​​in search of prestige and subsequent Oscar nominations, after last year’s The Power of the Dog had its world premiere at the Mostra. This year the festival will open White noisee, by Noah Baumbach, with Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver and Jodie Turner-Smith, based on the novel of the same title by Don DeLillo. It is the first time that a Netflix production opens the Mostra.

The aforementioned Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truthsby Iñárritu, is another one from Netflix, the same as the modern tragedy by Romain Gavras athena. As if that were not enough, Netflix will also present the neon-noir television series Copenhagen Cowboyby Nicholas Winding Refn, which will be screened out of competition.

Darren Aronofsky, a Venice regular whose the black swan was the opening of the Lido in 2010, returns with The whaleadaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about a morbidly obese inmate, played by Brendan Fraser. Sadie Sink and Samantha Morton also perform.

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