Venice Film Festival

State Funeral – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

A chilling doc on the bizarre spectacle of the Russian people grieving over the death of Stalin.

Venice Film Festival 2019: the awards

By David Jenkins

As Lucrecia Martel's jury deliver their verdict, here's a rundown of all who won the big prizes on the Lido this year.

Rialto – first look review

By Tom Bond

Pete Mackie Burns' first rate follow-up to Daphne explores the repressed homosexuality of a shy dock worker.

Babyteeth – first look review

By David Jenkins

Shannon Murphy's eloquent comic debut offers a unique take on terminal illness and drug addiction.

About Endlessness – first look review

By David Jenkins

The great Swede Roy Andersson concentrates his style to its tragicomic essence – with spectacular results.

The Painted Bird – first look review

By David Jenkins

Mass walk-outs greeted this gruelling but brilliant literary epic about a young lad’s journey through hell.

The King – first look review

By Stephanie Watts

Timothée Chalamet sports a crown and a bowl cut as King Henry V in David Michôd's sombre historical drama.

Citizen K – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Documentary legend Alex Gibney investigates the current state of Russia through the story of fallen oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Wasp Network – first look review

By David Jenkins

Olivier Assayas delivers a ripping modern spy movie which peels back the layers of espionage and counterespionage in Castro's Cuba.

The Laundromat – first look review

By David Jenkins

Steven Soderbergh's playfully ironic take on the 2015 Panama Papers scandal is a slight but enjoyable diversion.

Joker – first look review

By David Jenkins

Todd Phillips’ wannabe edgy comic book origin story falls flat on every conceivable level.

Ema – first look review

By David Jenkins

A young street dancer deals with a family trauma in a very unique way in Pablo Larraín’s enigmatic stunner.

Seberg – first look review

By David Jenkins

This thin biopic of New Wave icon Jean Seberg plays out with all the depth of a magazine photo shoot.

Ad Astra – first look review

By David Jenkins

Apocalypse Now in space, and so much more. A sad sci-fi for the ages, and finally proof that James Gray has got the right stuff.

Marriage Story – first look review

By David Jenkins

Noah Baumbach returns with an epic comedy about the absurd and bitter business of ending a once-blissful marriage.

The Perfect Candidate – first look review

By David Jenkins

This very agreeable comedy from Haifaa al-Mansour sees an irate female doctor strike out into local politics.

Ad Astra and Marriage Story to premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival

By David Jenkins

James Gray and Noah Baumbach will be joined on the Lido by Steven Soderbergh, Roy Andersson and Haifaa al-Mansour.

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