Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Venice Film Festival Underway 

I would love to go to the Venice Film Festival one day. I'd love to go to Venice anytime, but a trip that happens to coincide with the festival would work quite well.

The 61st Venice Film Festival opens today, with The Terminal as the opening night featured screening. A complete listing of films in the various competitive and noncompetitive categories, with descriptions of the categories, can be found here. A single page listing without the category descriptions can be found here.

An AP story lists Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as being one of the noncompeting films, but I don't find it on any of the listings. I'll be finding it at a local cineplex in a little over two weeks, though!!!

Here are the films in competition. The Hollywood entries include Birth (Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Anne Heche; Director Jonathan Glazer), Vanity Fair (Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Bob Hoskins; Director Mira Nair), and Palindromes (Ellen Barkin, Jennifer Jason Leigh; Director Todd Solondz [of Welcome to the Dollhouse]).

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:28 PM