Venice Film Festival's 9 Most Anticipated Films This Year

Venice Film Festival's 9 Most Anticipated Films This Year ...

The 79th Venice International Film Festival is only a few weeks away and as usual, the red carpet on the island of the Lido will be packed with the most famous actors and directors in the business. From Timothee Chalamet, who will play Tom in Bones and All, to Cate Blanchett, who will play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, we will look at some of the most anticipated films presented this year at the Venice Film Festival.

Bones and All

Timothee Chalamet joins Luca Guadagnino in Bones and All, a film based on Camille DeAngelis' novel of the same name. The pair meet on the verge of marriage and travel around the country, as Lee and Maren live on the edge of society as cannibals.

Guadagnino said in an interview for Fantastic Man:

Bones and All, I believe, is an extremely romantic film, addressing the inherent romanticism that exists within us and in relationships in general. [] Of course, there's the literal aspect of it being a movie about cannibal lovers, which is extreme in many ways, but I think the more extreme aspect of the movie is the intensity of the thoughts that these individuals go through when it comes to love.

Bones and All is an exceptional romantic comedy, dealing with the inner turmoil that surrounds us and relationships in general. [] Of course, there's the literal aspect of it being a film about cannibal lovers, which is extreme in many ways, but I think the more extreme aspect of the movie is the intensity of the emotions that these individuals go through in search of love.

In the final round, Bones and All will be announced.

The Son

Florian Zeller, a French writer and director, is back with a second adaptation of his own play, The Son, which will star Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Dern, and Anthony Hopkins. Following the success of The Father, The Son follows Peter (Jackman) and Beth (Kirby)'s busy lifestyle, which is turned upside down when Peter's ex-wife Kate (Dern), arrives with their teenage son.

Zeller said in an interview with Deadline that he is a professional basketball player.

The Son is a deeply human experience that I believe connects us all; I hope audiences will be moved by this family's journey. Both Hugh and Laura naturally convey great warmth, empathy, and vulnerability, inviting our audience to embrace and feel every moment. A vibrant and very much alive New York, an important character. The movie should inspire us to call family and friends to tell them that they are wholly loved and not alone.

The Son is a deeply human experience that I believe connects us all. I hope viewers will be moved by this family's journey. Both Hugh and Laura naturally convey great warmth, compassion, and vulnerability, inviting our audience to embrace and experience every moment. The film should encourage us to call family and friends to tell them that they are truly loved and not alone.

The Son will be presented in the competition.

Dont Worry Darling

Don't Worry Darling, a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde, is one of the most anticipated films of this year. Alice, a 1950s housewife, is portrayed by Florence Pugh, who lives in a utopian community in the California desert. After she realizes that her entire existence in this community has dark secrets and disturbing secrets, she begins to question her life.

Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and Sidney Chandler make up the cast of Don't Worry Darling. The previous teases revealed a dark, dark, disturbing story as well as an unusual interpretation from the cast.

The film will be released out of competition.

Blonde

Everyone is talking about Netflix's first NC-17 rating film, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates' novel. The film depicts Monroe's life from her childhood as Norma Jean to her personal struggles in her journey to fame.

The Monroe estate has recently endorsed Ana de Armas as a strong contender for the Oscar nomination next year.

Andrew Dominick, who also directed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly, is capable of predicting that Blonde's reception at the Venice Film Festival will set the tone for the rest of the film's promotional campaign and its fate during the 2023 Oscar season.

In the competition, Blonde will be presented.

The Banshees of Inisherin

After the film In Bruges, which was released in 2009, director and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh was finally reunited with actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The story follows the fallout of two lifelong friends, Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), when the latter decides to terminate their friendship without an explanation.

McDonagh promises to blur the lines between comedy and tragedy once again.

"I wanted to tell a breakup story. This is about situations becoming inexorably worse from a simple, sad beginning [...] I wanted it to be as beautiful as possible. To strive for beauty and cinema." Because if you heard of a story about two guys grumbling at each other, it might become tiresome.

"I wanted to tell a breakup tale. This is about situations that are forever worse from a simple, tragic start [...] I wanted it to be as beautiful as possible. To strive for beauty and for cinema." Because if you heard of a story of two guys grumbling towards one another, it might get tiresome.

In the competition, the Banshees of Inisherin will be presented.

White Noise

White Noise, based on the Don DeLillos novel, is directed by Noah Baumbach and will star Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. The film follows a Midwest professor who finds himself trapped in an airborne deadly incident.

In the competition, White Noise will open the festival in Venice as well as the New York Film Festival.

The Whale

The Whale, a play written by Samuel D. Hunter, features Darren Aronofsky, Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, and Samantha Morton. The narrative follows the life of an English teacher (Fraser) who struggles with severe obesity and attempts to reconnect with his daughter.

Fraser said in an interview with Unilad, "This is certainly quite different from anything I've ever done, but not to be cocky -- I do know it's going to make a lasting impression."

In the competition, the whale will be presented.

Tar

Todd Field joins Cate Blanchett in Tar, in which the actor will play Lydia Tar, who is considered to be one of the finest German orchestral musicians and the first female chief conductor.

Tar will mark Field's largest comeback, 15 years after his last film, Little Children.

In an interview with The Film Comment Podcast, Cate Blanchett explained, "It's about a sort of fall from grace, a come to Jesus moment, and about the creative process, and about power, so it's really interesting."

Tar will be the first to feature in the competition.

Bardo

Bardo, directed by critically acclaimed Alejandro G Inarritu, will chronicle the life of a well-known Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and has to contend with personal difficulties, relationships, and his past life in Mexico.

In April 2022, Netflix announced that Ximena Lamadrid and Daniel Gimenez Cacho have been acquired.

Bardo will be Inarritu's first feature after The Revenant, for which Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar and marked the filmmaker's second Oscar after Birdman.

In the competition, Bardo will be presented.