Venice Film Festival Announces Stacked Full Lineup

Adam Driver in White Noise.
Photo: Venice Film Festival

The 2022 Venice Film Festival has announced its full lineup on July 26, including new work from Darren Aronofsky (The Whale), Andrew Dominik (Blonde), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Bardo), Luca Guadagnino (Bones and All, with a cannibal turn from Timothée Chalamet), Joanna Hogg (The Eternal Daughter), Jafar Panahi (No Bears), and Florian Zeller (The Son). That is to say, this year’s festivities are positively stacked. Adding to the already stuffed affair is Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling starring Harry Styles, Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener, and a posthumous release from Kim Ki-duk (Call of God), which are playing out of competition.

Venice also gave us our Greta Gerwig crumbs of the day. Note: This is not Barbie-related. On July 25, the festival announced that Noah Baumbach’s black comedy White Noise — starring Gerwig and Adam Driver in their first pairing since Frances Ha will open the festivities. Adapted from the 1985 Don DeLillo novel of the same name, the story follows a liberal-arts professor (Driver) who teaches Hitler-studies courses and lives with his fourth wife (Gerwig). Together, they face the threat of an “airborne toxic event” that puts their lives in danger. Jodie Turner-Smith, Don Cheadle, André 3000, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, and Lars Eidinger round out the cast. White Noise will make its world premiere in competition at the fest on August 31, the first Netflix original film to open Venice. The festival runs from August 31 through September 10. See the full Venice Film Festival Lineup below.



Il Signore Delle Formiche, dir. Gianni Amelio

The Whale, dir. Darren Aronofsky

L’Imensita, dir. Emanuel Crialese

Saint Omer, dir. Alice Diop

Blonde, dir. Andrew Dominik

Tár, dir. Todd Field

Love Life, dir. Koji Fukada

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Athena, dir. Romain Gavras

Bones and All, dir. Luca Guadagnino

The Eternal Daughter, dir. Joanna Hogg

Beyond the Wall, dir. Vahid Jalilvand

The Banshees of Inisherin, dir. Martin McDonagh

Argentina 1985, dir. Santiago Mitre

Chiara, dir. Susanna Nicchiarelli

Monica, dir. Andrea Pallaoro

No Bears, dir. Jafar Panahi

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, dir. Laura Poitras

A Couple, dir. Frederick Wiseman

The Son, dir. Florian Zeller

Our Ties, dir. Roschdy Zem

Other People’s Children, dir. Rebecca Zlotowski

Out of Competition — Fiction

The Hanging Sun, dir. Francesco Carrozzini

When the Waves Are Gone, dir. Lav Diaz

Living, dir. Oliver Hermanus

Dead for a Dollar, dir. Walter Hill

Call of God, dir. Kim Ki-duk

Dreamin’ Wild, dir. Bill Pohlad

Master Gardener, dir. Paul Schrader

Drought, dir. Paolo Virzi

Pearl, dir. Ti West

Don’t Worry Darling, dir. Olivia Wilde

Out of Competition — Nonfiction 

Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, dir. Evgeny Afineevsky

The Matchmaker, dir. Benedetta Argentieri

Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanita, dirs, Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo

A Compassionate Spy, dir. Steve James

Music for Black Pigeons, dirs, Jorgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed

The Kiev Trial, dir. Sergei Loznitsa

In Viaggio, dir. Gianfranco Rosi

Bobi Wine Ghetto President, dirs, Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo

Nuclear, dir. Oliver Stone

Out of Competition — TV Series

The Kingdom Exodus, dir. Lars von Trier

Copenhagen Cowboys, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn


Princess, dir. Roberto De Paolis

On the Fringe, dir. Juan Diego Botto

Victim, dir. Michal Blasko

Trenque Lauquen I, dir. Laura Citarella

Trenque Lauquen II, dir. Laura Citarella

Vera, dirs, Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

Blanquita, dir. Fernando Guzzoni

Pour La France, dir. Rachid Hami

A Man, dir. Kei Ishikawa

Bread And Salt, dir. Damian Kocur

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, dir. Antonio Lukich

Ti Mangio Il Cuore, dir. Pippo Mezzapesa

To the North, dir. Mihai Mincan

Autobiography, dir. Makbul Mubarak

La Syndicaliste, dir. Jean-Paul Salomé

World War III, dir. Houman Seyedi

The Happiest Man in the World, dir. Teona Strugar Mitevska

The Bride, dir. Sergio Tréfaut

Horizons Extra

Origin of Evil, dir. Sebastien Mariner

Hanging Gardens, dir. Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji

Amanda, dir. Carolina Cavalli

Zapatos Rojos, dir. Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser

Nezhou, dir. Soudade Kaadan

Notte Fantasma, dir. Fulvio Risuleo

Without Her, dir. Arian Vazirdaftari

Valeria Is Getting Married, dir. Michael Vinik

Goliath, dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Short Films

Maid, dir. Lucretia Martel

Look at Me, dir. Sally Potter

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