The 74th Venice Film Festival is in 2 months. It will be my 8th, so what MIGHT I see?
I might get a chance to see Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, this one has been quite the controversy. Will Guadagnino do justice the master of horror’s iconic film?
I’m hoping for Paolo Virzì’s first English language film, The Leisure Seeker starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. A senior, one with Alzheimers and the other with Cancer, take off in their RV.
I might get to finally tell Silvio Soldini how completely obsessed I am with Pane e Tulipani if he arrives at Venice with his newest, Emma, starring Valeria Golino and Adriano Giannini. In it, a womanizer falls for a blind woman.
It would be interesting to see what Paolo Franchi comes up with this time, and I might get to see if his newest film Dove Non Ho Mai Abitato is chosen (means literally “where I have never lived”, but we’ll see what they call it). It stars Emmanuelle Devos and Fabrizio Gifuni.
The Rome Film Festival got a lot of criticism for giving Franchi the best director award and best actress award to Isabella Ferrari for his (truly horrible) film E La Chiamano Estate (And They Call It Summer).