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Venice Film Festival 2022: The Official Lineup

by Yasmine Kandil
A collage of dramatic stills from WHITE NOISE, DON'T WORRY DARLING, and BONES AND ALL, all official selections for the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

The 79th Annual Venice Film Festival boasts an absolutely stellar lineup. One of cinema’s most esteemed events of the year, this latest edition will take place between August 31st and September 10, with the festival jury led by actress Julianne Moore. As always, the Venice Film Festival will play a significant role in the 2022 award season, both by generating initial buzz and critical acclaim as well as distributing the festival’s many accolades like the Golden Lion, Silver Lion and the Volpi Cup.

The Venice Film festival will once again be a star-studded celebration, opening with the premiere of Noah Baumbach’s latest film White Noise, starring Adam Driver as well as his partner and Ladybird filmmaker Greta Gerwig. Other actors currently confirmed by festival director Alberto Barbera include Vanessa Kirby and Laura Dern, who star in Florian Zeller’s The Son, and also Timothée Chalamet for Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All. Many more actors and filmmakers will be confirmed to attend the event in the coming weeks.

This year, filmmaker Paul Schrader will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, which was previously awarded to Jaime Lee Curtis. Additionally, Schrader’s film Master Gardener starring Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, and Quintessa Swindell will be premiering out of competition. The full 2022 Venice Film Festival lineup can be found below, featuring even more highly anticipated titles such as Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, and Andrew Dominik’s Blonde. This will surely be a year to remember for this Venice Film Festival. As a bonus, we’ve included the runtimes for certain major films as reported by Next Best Picture.

79th Annual Venice Film Festival Lineup

In Competition

“White Noise,” Noah Baumbach – Opening Film, 136 mins
“The Whale,” Darren Aronofsky – 117 mins
“The Son,” Florian Zeller – 123 mins
“Shab, Dakheli, Divar (Beyond The Wall),” Vahid Jalilvand
“Bones and All,” Luca Guadagnino – 130 mins
“The Eternal Daughter,” Joanna Hogg
“Athena,” Romain Gavras
“Love Life,” Koji Fukada
“Tár,” Todd Field – 158 mins
“L’immensità,” Emanuele Crialese
“Saint Omer,” Alice Diop
“Blonde,” Andrew Dominik – 165 mins
“Il Signore Delle Formiche,” Gianni Amelio
“Bardo,” Alejandro Iñárritu
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh – 109 mins
“Khers Nist (No Bears),” Jafar Panahi
“Monica,” Andrea Pallaoro
“Chiara,” Susanna Nicchiarelli
“Argentina, 1985,” Santiago Mitre
“Les Enfants Des Autres,” Rebecca Zlotowski
“All The Beauty and The Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras
“Un Couple,” Frederick Wiseman
“Les Miens,” Roschdy Zem

Out of CompetitionFiction

“Don’t Worry Darling,” Olivia Wilde – 122 mins
“The Hanging Sun,” Francesco Carrozzini – Closing Film
“Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon (When the Waves are Gone),” Lav Diaz
“Living,” Oliver Hermanus
“Dead for a Dolla,” Walter Hill
“Dreamin’ Wild,” Bill Polhad
“Kone Taevast (Call of God),” Kim Ki-duk
“Master Gardener,” Paul Schrader
“Siccità,” Paolo Virzì
“Pearl,” Ti West

Out of CompetitionNon-Fiction

“Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Evgeny Afineevsky & Alex Kashpur
“The Matchmaker,” Benedetta Argenteri
“Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’umanità,” Enrico Ghezzi & Alessandro Gagliardo
“A Compassionate Spy,” Steve James
“Music for Black Pigeons,” Jørgen Leth & Andreas Koefoed
“The Kiev Trial,” Sergei Loznitsa
“In Viaggio,” Gianfranco Rosi
“Bobi Wine Ghetto President,” Christopher Sharp & Moses Bwayo
“Nuclear,” Oliver Stone

Out of Competition – TV Series

“Copenhagen Cowboy,” Nicolas Winding Refn
“Riget Exodus,” Lars von Trier


“Princess,” Roberto de Paolis
“Victim,” Michal Blanko
“On the Fringe,” Juan Diego Botto
“Trenque Lauquen,” Laura Citarella
“Vera,” Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
“Innocence,” Guy Davidi
“Blanquita,” Fernando Guzzoni
“Pour La France (For My Country),” Rachid Hami
“A Man,” Kei Ishikawa
“Bread and Salt,” Damian Kocur
“Luxembourg, Luxembourg,” Antonio Lukich
“Ti Mangio IL Cuore,” Pippo Mezzapesa
“To the North,” Mihai Mincan
“Autobiography,” Makbul Mubarak
“La Syndicaliste (The Sitting Duck),” Jean-Paul Salomé
“World War III,” Houman Seyedi
“The Happiest Man in the World,” Teona Strugar Mitevska
“The Bride,” Sérgio Tréfaut

Horizons Extra

“Origin of Evil,” Sébastien Marnier
“Hanging Gardens,” Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
“Amanda,” Carolina Cavalli
“Red Shoes,” Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
“Nezouh,” Soudade Kaadan
“Notte Fantasma,” Fulvio Risuleo
“Without Her,” Arian Vazirdaftari
“Goliath,” Adilkhan Yerzhanov
“Valeria Is Getting Married,” Michal Vinik

Stay tuned for more news and coverage from the 79th Venice Film Festival!

Follow Senior Film Critic Yasmine Kandil on Twitter: @filmwithyas

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