Venice Film Festival Line Up 2012

This year’s Venice Film Festival 2012 runs from 29th August to 8th September and will open with the world premiere of Mira Nair’s  The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Stars expected to attend include James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Heather Graham, Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Winnona Ryder, Chris Evans, Rachel Weisz and Javier Bardem.

Check out the full current list of films below for this years festival below:

Opening Film (Out of Competition)

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mira Nair (India, Pakistan, US)


  • To The Wonder – Terrence Malick (US)
  • The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson (US)
  • Something in the Air – Olivier Assayas (France)
  • Outrage: Beyond – Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
  • Fill The Void – Rama Bursztyn & Yigal Bursztyn (Israel)
  • Pieta – Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
  • Dormant Beauty – Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
  • E’ stato il figlio – Daniele Cipri (Italy)
  • At Any Price – Ramin Bahrani (US, UK)
  • La Cinquieme Saison – Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
  • Un Giorno Speciale – Francesca Comencini (Italy)
  • Passion – Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
  • Superstar  – Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
  • Spring Breakers – Harmony Korine (US)
  • Thy Womb – Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
  • Linhas de Wellington – Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
  • Paradise: Faith – Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
  • Betrayal – Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

Out of Competition

  • L’homme qui rit – Jean-Pierre Ameris (France)
  • Love Is All You Need – Susanne Bier (Denmark, Sweden)
  • Cherchez Hortense – Pascal Bonitzer (France)
  • Sur un fil – Simon Brook (France, Italy)
  • Enzo Avitabile Music Life – Jonathan Demme (doc) (Italy, US)
  • Tai Chi 0 – Stephen Fung (China)
  • Lullaby to My Father – Amos Gitai (Israel, France)
  • Shokuzai (Penance) – Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
  • Bad 25 – Spike Lee (doc) (US)
  • O Gebo e a Sombra – Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, France)
  • The Company You Keep – Robert Redford (US)
  • Shark (Bait 3D) – Kimble Rendall (China)
  • Disconnect – Henry-Alex Rubin (US)
  • The Iceman – Ariel Vromen (US)

Out of Competition – Special Events

  • Anton tut ryadom (Anton’s Right Here) – Lyubov Arkus (documentary) (Russia)
  • Ya Man Aac (It Was Better Tomorrow) – Hinde Boujemaa (documentary) (Italy)
  • Sfiorando il muro – Silvia Giralucci & Luca Ricciardi (documentary) (Italy)
  • Carmel– Amos Gitai (Israel, France, Italy)
  • El impenetrable – Daniele Incalcaterra & Fausta Quattrini (documentary) (Argentina, France)
  • Witness: Libya– Michael Mann (documentary) (US)
  • Medici con l’Africa – Carlo Mazzacurati (documentary) (Italy)
  • La nave dolce – Daniele Vicari (documentary) (Italy, Albania)

Closing Film

  • L’homme qui rit – Jean-Pierre Ameris (France)
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