Venice 2011 : index page

Published on: September 12th, 2011

 

LINKS

Tribune report : part one —- part two

Sight and Sound blog contribution 

Notes on the world premiere of Ben Rivers’ Two Years At Sea (Lido di Venezia, 9.9.11).

Golden Lion odds, and awards predictions.

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Hollywood Reporter reviews

Chantal Akerman’s Almayer’s Folly.
Yves Caumon’s The Bird.
Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore.
Amir Naderi’s Cut.
Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress.
Romuald Karmakar’s The Flock of the Lord.
Nicolas Provost’s The Invader.
William Friedkin’s Killer Joe.
TSUKAMOTO Shinya’s Kotoko.
Michale Boganim’s Land of Oblivion.
Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries.
James Franco’s Sal.
Ann Hui’s A Simple Life.
Julia Murat’s Stories That Only Exist When Remembered.
Rolando Colla’s Summer Games.
Campolina & Marins’ Swirl.
Ami Canaan Mann’s Texas Killing Fields.
SHIMIZU Takashi’s Tormented. (aka Rabbit Horror 3D)
Jessica Krummacher’s Totem.
Michael Glawogger’s Whores’ Glory.
Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.
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RANKING OF NEW FEATURES
(rated out of 28) Golden Lion competition titles are in bold

20
(7/10)
Damsels In Distress (Stillman)
Wuthering Heights
(Arnold)
19 (7/10)
Swirl (Campolini & Marins)
18
(7/10)
Stories That Exist Only When Remembered (Murat)

17
(6/10)
Dark Horse (Solondz)
The Flock of the Lord (Karmakar)
The Invader (Provost)
Killer Joe (Friedkin)
16
(6/10)
The Bird (Caumon)
Photographic Memory
(McElwee)
Whores’ Glory (Glawogger)
15 (6/10)
Shame (McQueen)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Alfredson)
14 (5/10)
Carnage (Polanski)
A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg)
Tormented aka Rabbit Horror 3D (Shimizu)
13 (5/10)
Almayer’s Folly (Akerman)
Himizu (Sono)
Sal (Franco)
A Simple Life (Hui)
Texas Killing Fields (Mann)

11
(4/10)

The Ides of March
(Clooney)
Kotoko (Tsukamoto)
Land of Oblivion (Boganim)
Palaces of Pity (Abrantes & Schmidt)
The Silence of Pelešjan (Marcello)
Summer Games (Colla)
7 (3/10)
Café de Flore (Vallée)
Louyre aka This Our Still Life (Kotting)

5
(2/10)
W.E. (Ciccone)
4 (2/10)
The Moth Diaries (Harron)

1
(1/10)
Cut (Naderi)

. . . . .
walkouts
6? (3?/10)
Alps (Lanthimos)
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Last Winter (Shank)
The Orator (Tamasese)
Swan (Villaverde)

also seen : Two Years At Sea (Rivers) — not yet rated due to it being shown digitally rather than from 35mm print

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SHORTS
12 — 663114 (Isamu Hirabayashi)
11 — Conference (Norbert Pfaffenbichler)
11 — Modern No.2 (Mirai Mizue)
10 — River Rites (Ben Russell)
10 — Seasons of the Year (Artavazd Pelesjan, 1975)
also seen
8 — Life
6 — Passing through the Night
5 — All the Lines Flow Out
3 — Snow Canon