79th Venice Film Festival: What you need to know about the famous Italian film festival

The Venice Film Festival begins on August 31st with an edition that promises attention: a rich program with 23 films in the running for the Golden Lion, the presence of a new generation of stars, French stars and among the guests of honor , one of the greatest French actresses .

The red carpet of the 79th Venice Film Festival, an unmissable event for film fans from all over the world, will be rolled out this Wednesday, August 31st, as every year, at the end of summer and until September 10th to mark the beginning of the school year to accompany . This year the festival has the particularity of welcoming a new generation of stars, but also new faces in its jury.

Julianne Moore, President of the Jury at the 79th Venice Film Festival

American actress Julianne Moore was elected chair of the festival jury. She will be accompanied by French director Audrey Diwan, who won the Golden Lion for her film The Event last year. Also in attendance are Italian director Leonardo Di Costanzo, Argentinian director Mariano Cohn, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, British-Japanese screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro and Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

Catherine Deneuve, guest of honor

Catherine Deneuve, icon of French cinema and emblematic personality of the New Wave, is awarded the prestigious Lion d’Or d’honneur. She won’t be the only one. At his side director Paul Schrader, best known for his film Taxi Driver.

A shower of stars is expected at the 2022 Venice Film Festival

In addition to already established stars, a new generation will take possession of the lagoon. Among them Timothée Chalamet, 26, again on the Venice red carpet, but this time in the film bones and such, a cannibal drama directed by Luca Guadagnino. Beautiful Ana de Armas is set to star as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
We’re also expecting Florence Pugh and Harry Styles don’t worry darling. And the French actress Virginie Efira returns to Venice Other people’s children.
Cate Blanchett will also be present at the Lido in the film tar. Penelope Cruz also returns, not in one but in two films: The immensity and At the edges.

Venice Film Festival: 5 awaited films

Among the nominated feature films, a few in particular are likely to cause a sensation.
Starting with the opening film, White noise by Noah Baumbach (Netflix Production), a zany adaptation of Don DeLillo’s first literary hit, starring his partner Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver.

Let’s also mention another Netflix production, blond hair, a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, played in the film by Cuban actress Ana de Armas. French author and filmmaker Florian Zeller returns to cinema with the adaptation of one of his critically acclaimed plays. The film The son will it be? The cast is definitely there, notably with actors Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Anthony Hopkins.
bones and all, adaptation of the novel by Camille DeAngelis by director Luca Guadagnino, is already in talks. It traces the path and journey of some teenagers and cannibals… In the leading roles, we highlight the presence of actress Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet.

Presented out of competition, the film don’t worry darling (Director: Olivia Wilde) should also stand out. Rendezvous with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in a psychological thriller set in the middle of the 1950s California desert.

Five French films in competition

France has five films in competition. outraged The sound by Florian Zeller Other people’s children by Rebecca Zlotowski with Virginie Efira, minesigned Roschdy Zem, or even Athenaa fiction by Romain Gavras about a revolt in the suburbs.


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