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Venice 2012 announces lineup, Indian films absent

By NewsDesk • Published on July 26, 2012

After a remarkable presence at Cannes Film Festival this year, Indian cinema hasn’t had much luck with the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.

The festival, headed by new Director Alberto Barbera announced its lineup today, but no Indian film figures in any of the sections.

The 69th edition of the festival will run from August 29-September 8, 2012. Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist will be the opening film.

In its 2011 edition, the festival had screened Sonchidi by Amit Dutta and Anhey Ghorhey da Daan(Alms of the Blind Horse) by Gurvinder Singh in the Orizzonti (New Horizons) section.

Films in Competition:

OLIVIER ASSAYAS – APRÈS MAI (SOMETHING IN THE AIR)

France, 122′

Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Félix Armand

RAMIN BAHRANI – AT ANY PRICE

USA, UK, 100′

Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

MARCO BELLOCCHIO – BELLA ADDORMENTATA

Italy, France, 115′

Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

PETER BROSENS, JESSICA WOODWORTH – LA CINQUIÈME SAISON

Belgium, Netherlands, France, 93′

Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

RAMA BURSHTEIN – LEMALE ET HA’CHALAL (FILL THE VOID)

Israel, 90′

Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir

DANIELE CIPRÌ – È STATO IL FIGLIO

Italy, 90′

Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Alfredo Castro, Fabrizio Falco

FRANCESCA COMENCINI – UN GIORNO SPECIALE

Italy, 89′

Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini

BRIAN DE PALMA – PASSION

France, Germany, 94′

Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth

XAVIER GIANNOLI – SUPERSTAR

France, Belgium, 112′

Kad Merad, Cecile De France

KI-DUK KIM – PIETA

South Korea, 104′

Cho Min-soo, Lee Jung-jin

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