The National Union of Italian Film Critics and La Biennale di Venezia have unveiled the lineup for the 29th International Film Critics’ Week and, as Nick Vivarelli notes in Variety, what we have here are nine films from Europe, China, Vietnam, Iran and Palestine. “Just like last year, the U.S. is absent.”
Nima Javidi’s Melbourne, from Iran, will open the event, running from August 27 through September 6. The closing film is Diego Bianchi’s The Market (Arance e martello, Italy). Both films will screen out of competition.
Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma (Palestine).
Stéphane Demoustier’s 40-Love (Terre battue, France, Belgium).
Timm Kröger’s The Council of Birds (Zerrumpelt Herz, Germany).
Nguyễn Hoàng Điệp’s Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (Đập cánh giữa không trung, Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany).
Ivan Gergolet’s Dancing with Maria (Italy, Argentina, Slovenia).
Vuk Ršumović’s No One’s Child (Ničije dete, Serbia).
Xin Yukun’s The Coffin in the Mountain (Binguan, China).