Venice Film Festival: Ad Astra, Joker to compete for the Golden Lion

Lineup for 2019 Venice Film Festival.
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This year, various films like Joker, Ad Astra, and many more are competing to win the Gold trophy at 2019 Venice Film Festival. The 76th annual Venice Film Festival is taking place from August 29 to September 7, 2019.

Also, the 2019 edition released their lineup on July 23. Moreover, it will begin on September 5. Both Venice and Toronto International Film Festival have revealed their selections and now the 2019-20 awards season has already started.

2019 Venice Film Fest Golden Lion.

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2019 Venice Film Festival

According to the reports, the 2019 Venice Film Fest will start a new film called The Truth. Hirokazu Kore-Eda will serve as the director as well as the writer for the upcoming family drama movie. The French-Japanese will star Ethan Hawke, Catherine Deneuve, and Juliette Binoche.

Also, this film will be Kore-media’s first movie that set outside Japan. Moreover, the 2019 Venice Film Fest will end with ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy.’ It is an upcoming American film written by Scott Smith and directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. Moreover, it is based on a novel by Charles Willeford. The drama thriller film will star Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Debicki, and Claes Bang.

Furthermore, Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel will be the president of 2019’s competition jury. She is the director of La Ciénaga and the Zama who is the 7th lady to get the position in the entire history of the fest.

Other Films Selected for the Awards

Joker is all set to win critics hearts and also the award at the Venice Film Fest. Todd Phillips will serve as the producer as well as the director of the film. The other films which are up for competition are Roy Andersson’s ‘About Endlessness,’ Olivier Assayas’s ‘Wasp Network,’ James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra,’ Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate,’ Cio Guerra’s ‘Waiting for the Barbarians,’ Mario Martone’s ‘The Mayor of the Rione Sanità,’ and many more.

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