Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Terry Gilliam, James Franco, Lindsay Lohan Offerings

Festival will open with "Gravity" and will also include movies from Errol Morris, David Gordon Green and Stephen Frears

The 2013 edition of the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alfonso Cuaron‘s space thriller “Gravity” before powering through a host of new films from a diverse array of directors like Terry Gilliam, David Gordon Green, James Franco and Stephen Frears.

Gilliam hits the festival with “The Zero Theorem,” a math drama starring Christoph Waltz; Gordon Green will be on hand with the Southern thriller, “Joe,” which stars Nicolas Cage as an ex-con; Franco is offering up his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God”; and Frears is pooling his talents with Judi Dench on the fact-based drama “Philomena.” Jonathan Glazer’s alien-in-Scotland film, “Under the Skin,” which stars Scarlett Johannson, and Errol Morris’ “The Unknown Known: The Life And Times Of Donald Rumsfeld,” a look at the controversial former Secretary of Defense, joins the competition as well.

With the exception of Cuaron, those directors will be in the hunt for the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. Venice’s out-of-competition offerings include “The Canyons,” director Paul Schrader’s collaboration with tabloid fixture Lindsay Lohan, and “The Armstrong Lie,” Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s examination of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal.

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The 70th edition of the festival kicks off on August 28.

Venice 70 (Competition)
The Rooftops, dir: Merzak Allouache

L’intrepido, dir: Gianni Amelio

Miss Violence, dir: Alexandros Avranas

Tracks, dir: John Curran

Via Castellana Bandiera, dir: Emma Dante

Tom At The Farm, dir: Xavier Dolan

Child Of God, dir: James Franco

Philomena, dir: Stephen Frears

La Jalousie, dir: Philippe Garrel

The Zero Theorem, dir: Terry Gilliam

Ana Arabia, dir: Amos Gitai

Under The Skin, dir: Jonathan Glazer

Joe, dir: David Gordon Green

The Police Officer’s Wife, dir: Philip Groning

Parkland, dir: Peter Landesman

Kaze Tachinu, dir: Hayao Miyazaki

The Unknown Known: The Life And Times Of Donald Rumsfeld, dir: Errol Morris

Night Moves, dir: Kelly Reichardt

Sacro Gra, dir: Gianfranco Rosi

Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang

Out Of Competition

Space Pirate Captain Harlock, dir: Aramaki Shinji

Gravity, dir: Alfonso Cuaron

Moebius, dir: Kim Ki-duk

Locke, dir: Steven Knight

Unforgiven, dir: Lee Sang-il

Wolf Creek 2, dir: Greg Mclean

Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision, dir: Edgar Reitz

Gondola, dirs: Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow

The Canyons, dir: Paul Schrader

Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico Scola Racconta Fellini, dir: Ettore Scola

Walesa. Man Of Hope, dirs: Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka

Out Of Competition – Documentaries

Summer 82 When Zappa Came To Sicily, dir: Salvo Cuccia

Pine Ridge, dir: Vanessa Piper

The Armstrong Lie, dir: Alex Gibney

Redemption, dir: Miguel Gomes

Ukraina Is Not A Brothel, dir: Kitty Green

Con Il Fiato Sospeso, dir: Costanza Quatriglio

Amazonia, dir: Thierry Ragobert

La Voce Di Berlinguer, dirs: Mario Sesti, Teho Teardo

‘Til Madness Do Us Apart, dir: Wang Bing

At Berkeley, dir: Frederick Wiseman


Je M’appelle Hmmm…, dir: Agnès B.

Little Brother, dir: Serik Aprymov

Il Terzo Tempo, dir: Enrico Maria Artale

Eastern Boys, dir: Robin Campillo

Palo Alto, dir: Gia Coppola

Ruin, dirs: Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody

Fish & Cat, dir: Shahram Mokri

We Are The Best!, dir: Lukas Moodysson

Wolfschildren, dir: Rick Ostermann

La vida después, dir: David Pablos

Algunas Chicas, dir: Santiago Palavecino

Medeas, dir: Andrea Pallaoro

Still Life, dir: Uberto Pasolini

Piccola Patria, dir: Alessandro Rossetto

La Prima Neve, dir: Andrea Segre

Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, dir: Sono Sion

The Sacrement, dir: Ti West