The organizers of the Venice film festival announced the competition program 2016. It, in particular, include a new film by Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Paradise“, made jointly by Russian and German producers. This is not the first participation of Konchalovsky at the Venice competition. Two years ago, 78-year-old Russian Director received the “Silver lion of St. Mark” for the film “White nights postman Alexei Trapezina“.
Also among the participants of the main competition Mostly this year: “Conqueror of time” Terrence Malick, “Under cover of night,” Tom Ford, “Franz” françois Ozon, “the milky road” by Emir Kusturica, “the Story of your life” Denis Villeneuve, “the Beautiful days in Aranjuez” by WIM Wenders and others.
In the competition program of the Venice film festival will present new films of Mel Gibson, Paolo Sorrentino, Kim Ki-Duk and other famous Directors.
In addition, it announced the international jury Mostly. It included actress Gemma Arterton (United Kingdom), Nina Hoss (Germany), Zhao Wei (China), Chiara Mastroianni (Italy), American singer, Director and writer Laurie Anderson, Italian screenwriter and playwright , Giancarlo De Cataldo, Directors Joshua Oppenheimer from the United States and Lorenzo Vigas from Venezuela. Earlier it was announced that the jury will be headed by British Director Sam Mendes.
73 th Venice film festival will be held from 31 August to 10 September.