The Venice Film Festival kicked off today. Last year at the Venice Film Festival Brokeback mountain was screened and won the prestigious Golden Lion before it received it's academy award nominations including best picture.
(Also, other films like The Constant Gardener and Good Night, and Good Luck also screened. David Strathairn took home the festivals award for Best Actor for Good Night, and Good Luck)
This year, some possible critical favorites and award contenders will be shown at this festival which goes from August 30th-September 9th.
This year 21 films are in competition for the Golden Lion are...
Black Dahlia, The (2006) - Brian De Palma
Bobby (2006) - Emilio Estevez
Children of Men (2006) - Alfonso Cuarón
Coeurs (2006) - Alain Resnais
Daratt (2007) - Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Ejforija Russia (2006) - Ivan Vyrypayev
Fallen (2006) - Barbara Albert
Fong juk (2006) - Johnny To
Fountain, The (2006) - Darren Aronofsky
Golden Door, The (2006) - Emanuele Crialese
Hei yanquan (2006) - Ming-liang Tsai
Hollywoodland (2006) - Allen Coulter (I)
Intouchable, L' (2006) - Benoît Jacquot
Mushi-Shi (2006) - Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Nue propriété (2006) - Joachim Lafosse
Paprika (2006) - Satoshi Kon
Queen, The (2006) - Stephen Frears
Quei loro incontri (2006) - Jean-Marie Straub; Danièle Huillet
Sang sattawat (2006) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stella che non c'è, La (2006) - Gianni Amelio
Zwartboek (2006) - Paul Verhoeven (I)
I am particularly interested to see how films like The Queen, Hollywoodland, The Fountain, Bobby, and The Black Dahlia are perceived and how these films might play into this award season.
Previous post mentioning films that are screening:
Bobby: The Other Bobby Movie
The Queen: The Days Following the Death of Princess Diana
Related Tags: Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, Brokeback Mountain, Good Night and Good Luck, David Strathairn, The Queen, Bobby, The Black Dahlia