August 31 opened the 73rd Venice Film Festival. Apparently, the 2016 th risks go down in history not only as the Year of Russian cinema, but also as the year with the strongest for a long time the festival program. In the late spring of Cannes died down, after which the critics took some time for rejuvenation – to pass could not be literally anything. In Venice, the audience is waiting for a similar situation.
This will open the festival this year is not a blockbuster, as often happens, and the competitive picture. “La La Land” by the author of “Obsession Shazelya Damien.” On this picture, the selectors and other first audience respond extremely enthusiastically, calling him “the revival of the musical genre.” The main role was played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, which tells a love story of a young singer and jazz pianist, convicted of a series of beautiful musical numbers.
However, a cheerful mood “La La Land” is, apparently, the most optimistic part of the opening ceremony – traditional celebrations this year canceled a sign of mourning for the victims of the earthquake in Italy
as for the other competition films, some of them. list is already impressive at listing the names of the directors. Emir Kusturica will present a walk “along the Milky Way” – a love story during the Bosnian War, which played sobstvennolichno duet with Monica Bellucci
Wim Wenders, The last movie that. success is not used, once again appealed to the three-dimensional cinema and show “The Last days of Aranjuez”, where the main role was played by Nick Cave. Australian musician becomes a hero and one of the festival show – out of competition film Andrew Dominik would be submitted “once more with feeling”, which is part of the new album, Cave «Skeleton Tree». This is the first musician plate, composed after the death of his son Arthur a little over a year ago.
The American classic Terence Malick shows the new documentary film “Journey of Life” with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
The author of “Killer” Danny Villeneuve, who is now preparing to shoot a sequel to “blade Runner” will bring also a fantastic film “Arrival” with Amy Adams. Picture about contact with aliens landed on Earth has been dubbed the new “Interstellar”. The second film will present a fashion designer and director Tom Ford ( “A Single Man”): “Under the cover of darkness,” with all the same Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal tells a disturbing story about the owner of
Finally, “France”, François Ozon -. Rare for a living French classic appeal to
The film tells the love story of German and French on the background of the First world war and make the dynamic pair with the most important for the Russian competition film -. “Paradise” Andrei Konchalovsky <. / p>
The director also decided to refer to the relatively recent past – the times of the second world war. We are in the film will be about love Russian emigrant in France Olga and French collaborator Jules. Starring wife Konchalovsky Julia Vysotsky, Victor Sukhorukov and European artists, including Jacob Diehl fantastic, familiar to viewers from the film Alexander Mindadze “Dear Hans, Dear Peter”. Recall that two years ago Konchalovsky triumphantly went to Venice with “White nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna”, so now his chances of success are valued very highly.
Moreover, that other Russian presence at the festival is limited to retrospective screenings . Thus, in the framework of the “Venice Classics” will show the restored copy of “Stalker” by Andrei Tarkovsky and “Eyes black” by Nikita Mikhalkov.
As for the non-competition program, one of the biggest hits there obviously will be Mel Gibson film “for reasons of conscience” about the medic pacifist Desmond Doss, who refused to shoot at the front of world War II and awarded the medal “for courage»
The film is already being called one of the likely participants in the Oscar race, but to Gibson it can become a triumphant return Hollywood after years of tacit boycott
Another loud premiere -. two “Young dad” series episode, which is responsible for the formulation of the author of “Youth” and “Great Beauty” Paolo Sorrentino. The film, directed for HBO’s tells the story of a fictional Pope Pius XIII, played by Jude Law. Finally another loud event of the festival could be out of competition screening of the new film by Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpytsky ( “tribe”) “Luxembourg”. Painting, again made with non-professional actors, tells the story of the Chernobyl disaster.
Venetian The jury this year is headed by the author of “American Beauty” and the last two movies “James Bond” Sam Mendes. Assist him to be the widow of Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, musician, actress Gemma Arterton, Nina Hoss, Zhao Wei and Chiara Mastroianni, director Joshua Oppenheimer (the author of the documentary “Act of murder”) and Lorenzo Vigas Venezuela. The festival will last until September 10.