Venice Announces Its 2012 Lineup, Repeats From Toronto, Adds Harmony Korine Just for Fun

By  · Published on July 26th, 2012

On the heels of this week’s Toronto International Film Festival lineup announcement (one we’re still salivating over), the Venice International Film Festival has thrown their hat in the fest ring with their own roster of films. The festival features a couple of surprises – stuff like Brian DePalma’s Passion (a remake of Alain Corneau’s Love Crime), Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb, and Spike Lee’s Bad 25, but no other film on the list is quite as exciting, confounding, and weird as Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. James Franco strikes again.

Also on the list are a number of TIFF repeats like Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Ariel Vroman’s The Iceman, Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price, and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist (which will serve as Venice’s Opening Film). The festival has not yet announced its Closing Film – could it possibly be Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master which was reported to be a part of Venice (apparently mistakenly) earlier today? Or will our boys at Fantastic Fest get the great honor of a PTA premiere? Only time will tell.

Check out the full lineup for the Venice International Film Festival after the break, thanks to their official site and The Playlist.

Opening Film (Out Of Competition)
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Mira Nair (U.S.,Qatar)

“To The Wonder,” Terrence Malick (U.S.)
“Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas (France)
“Outrage:Beyond,” Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
“Fill The Void,” Rama Bursztyn and Yigal Bursztyn (Israel)
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
“Dormant Beauty,” Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
“E’ stato il figlio,” Daniele Cipri (Italy)
“At Any Price,” Ramin Bahrani (US, UK)
“La Cinquieme Saison,” Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
“Un Giorno Speciale, “ Francesca Comencini (Italy)
“Passion,” Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
“Superstar, “ Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
“Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine (US)
“Thy Womb,” Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
“Linhas de Wellington,” Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
“Paradise: Faith,” Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
“Betrayal,” Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

Out Of Competition
“L’homme qui rit,” Jean-Pierre Ameris (France-Czech Republic)
“Love Is All You Need,” Susanne Bier (Denmark-Sweden)
“Cherchez Hortense”, Pascal Bonitzer (France)
“Sur un fil…,” Simon Brook (France-Italy)
“Enzo Avitabile Music Life,” Jonathan Demme (Italy-US)
“Tai Chi 0,” Stephen Fung (China)
“Lullaby To My Father,” Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Switzerland)
“Penance” (Shokuzai), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
“Bad 25,” Spike Lee (US)
“O Gebo e a Sombra,” Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal-France)
“The Company You Keep,” Robert Redford (US)
“Shark (Bait 3D),” Kimble Rendall (Australia-Singapore-China)
“Disconnect,” Henry-Alex Rubin (US)
“The Iceman,” Ariel Vromen (US)

Out Of Competition: Special Events
“Anton’s Right Here” dir Lyubov Arkus (Russia)
“It Was Better Tomorrow” dir Hinde Boujemaa (Tunisia)
“Clarisse,” Liliana Cavani (Italy)
“Sfiorando il muro,” Silvia Giralucci and Luca Ricciardi (Italy)
“Carmel,” Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Italy)
“El impenetrable,” Daniele Incalcaterra and Fausta Quattrini (Argentina-France)
“Witness: Libya,” Michael Mann (US)
“Medici con l’Africa,” Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy)
“La nave dolce,” Daniele Vicari (Italy-Albania)

Orrizonti (Horizons)
“Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia-Germany)
“The Paternal House,” Kianoosh Ayari (Iran)
“I Also Want It”, Alexey Balabanov (Russia)
“Gli Equilibristi,” Ivano De Matteo (Italy-France)
“L’intervallo,” Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy-Switzerland-Germany)
“Winter of Discontent,” Ibrahim El Batout (Egypt)
“Tango Libre,” Frederic Fonteyne (Belgium-France-Luxembourg)
“The Cutoff Man”, dir Idan Hubel (Israel)
“Fly With The Crane,” Li Ruijun (China)
“A Hijacking,” Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)
“Leones,” Jazmin Lopez (Argentina-France-Netherlands)
“Bellas Mariposas,” Salvatore Mereu (Italy)
“Low Tide,” Roberto Minervini (US-Italy-Belgium)
“Boxing Day,” Bernard Rose (UK-US)
“Yema,” Djamila Sahraoui (Algeria-France)
“Araf – Somewhere In Between,” Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey-France-Germany)
“The Millennial Rapture,” Koji Wakamatsu (Japan)
“Three Sisters,” Wang Bing (France-Hong Kong-China)

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The Venice International Film Festival runs from August 29 to September 8.