The Venice Film Festival continues unabated. And with the screenings comes the second part of our video diary: a fixed appointment that sees the director of the Best Film Giorgio Viaro comment on some of the Festival’s most anticipated films with Marta Perego And Zerocalcare.
After criticism from Tar, Bardo And White noise (which you can recover HERE) the trio got together to talk about five other works they’ve watched over the past two days, starting with Argentina, 1985 of Santiago Miterwhich traces the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, the men who dared to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the bloodiest phase of Argentina’s military dictatorship.
He then continues with A couple of Frederick Wiseman, or a portrait of the relationship between Tolstoy and his wife Sofia told from the latter’s point of view. A monologue on the joys and sorrows of their life together, freely drawn from the letters they wrote to each other and from the pages of their diaries.
The long-awaited new work of Paul Schraderthe drama master gardener, a film starring Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver and Quintessa Swindell that follows the story of Narvel Roth, a meticulous horticulturist from Gracewood Gardens who works for a wealthy widow, Norma Haverhill. But when she asks him to take on her wayward and restless great-granddaughter Maya as an apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence.
Another title that was able to get people talking and excited was bones and allthe new film with which Luca Guadagnino returns to direct Timothée Chalamet alongside Taylor Russell and other names such as Mark Rylance, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny and Jessica Harper. The work is based on the book of the same name by Camille DeAngelis and follows the love story between Maren, a girl who learns to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, a wanderer with deep feelings. The two meet and embark on a thousand-mile-long odyssey, but despite their best efforts, all paths lead back to their terrifying past and a final battle that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
The last film commented by Giorgio Viaro, Marta Perego and Zerocalcare in this second appointment is Athena of Romain Gavras, where a suburban clash is told with the power of Greek tragedy. After his younger brother is killed in an alleged confrontation with the police, Abdel is called home from the front line and reunited with his devastated family. But when the situation deteriorates, Athena, their community, turns into a besieged fortress, becoming the scene of a drama for the family and beyond.
What do our correspondents think of the new films by Luca Guadagnino, Paul Schrader, Frederick Wiseman, Santiago Miter and Romain Gavras? You can find out in our daily Venice 79 video diary that we leave you below.
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