Director Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel 'White Noise' has been selected to open the festival on August 31.
Venice Film Festival has revealed a lineup for the 79th edition, which will run from August 31 to September 10 on the Lido.
A number of films from the Middle East have been announced as part of this year’s festival lineup.
Algerian-born filmmaker Rachid Hami’s For My Country, Syrian filmmaker Soudade Kaadan’s Nezouh and Iraqi filmmaker Ahmed Yassin Al-Daradji’s debut feature-length film Hanging Gardens are set to screen during the festival in September, among other titles from the region.
Iranian actress Leila Hatami (A Separation) will take her place on the jury alongside its head Julianne Moore. Special Lifetime Achievement Golden Lions will be presented to Catherine Deneuve and Paul Schrader.
Beyond the Wall, the third feature by Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand will compete for the coveted Golden Lion. Iranian films World War III by Houman Seyedi and Arian Vazirdaftari’s Without Her will also screen during the festival. Appearing in the non-fiction strand is Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, by Israeli-American director Evgeny Afineevsky.
White Noise, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Edinger is the Opening Film, in Competition, of the 79th Venice International Film Festival within La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera.
White Noise will be screened on August 31, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema (Lido di Venezia), on the opening night of the festival. White Noise is distributed by Netflix.