Venice Film Festival

Athena – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Tensions flair between a group of angry protesters and the police in Romain Gavras' stylish but frustrating action-drama.

Bones and All – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet play a pair of young cannibals on a trans-America road trip in Luca Guadagnino's sweet, squelchy horror romance.

A Couple – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Frederick Wiseman reflects on the relationship between Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia Tolstaya in his first foray into fiction filmmaking.

Blue Jean – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Georgia Oakley delivers an assured debut with her poignant portrait of a lesbian teacher living in Thatcher's Britain.

Bardo – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Alejandro G Iñárritu grapples with creative fulfilment and the Mexican diaspora in his sprawling, semi-autobiographical surrealist drama.

Tár – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Cate Blanchett is captivating as formidable, world famous classical composer in Todd Fields’ frustrating study of the cult of genius.

White Noise – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig reunite as a couple grappling with their fear of death in Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel.

The Venice Film Festival unveils a jam-packed lineup for 2022

By Charles Bramesco

The Lido will be perfectly happy to host the buzzy Netflix films banned from Cannes.

Michelangelo Frammartino – ‘The purpose of art is to explore the ineffable’

By Ben Nicholson

The Italian filmmaker on his slow-cooked wonder, Il Buco, and the artistic joys of discovering something new.


By David Jenkins

Audrey Diwan’s significant and unflinching adaptation of Annie Erneux’s memoir of a teen abortion is one of the year’s best films.

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The Last Duel – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Appealing turns from Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer can’t save Ridley Scott’s bloated historical epic.

Old Henry – first-look review

By Steph Green

Potsy Ponciroli’s defiantly old school oater is a modest treat with a barnstorming turn from Tim Blake Nelson.

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Ana Lily Amirpour returns with a blissed-out, techno-powered riff on the time-honoured superhero movie.

L’Événement – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Audrey Divan’s lacerating and necessary drama follows a young student seeking a clandestine abortion in 1960s France.

Lost Illusions – first-look review

By Adam Solomons

Xavier Giannoli’s pristine adaptation of Balzac’s ‘Illusions Perdues’ is a raunchy romp through post-Revolution France.

Sundown – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Mexican cine-sadist Michel Franco returns with another cravenly bleak drama about life as a pageant of eternal suffering.

Last Night in Soho – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Edgar Wright’s lively London-set giallo, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, fails to deliver on its fascinating premise.

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