Venice Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup (Updating)

While the coronavirus pandemic has canceled major festivals such as Cannes and Telluride, the 2020 Venice Film Festival is moving ahead as planned and will be the world’s first major film festival since Sundance and Berlin at the start of the year.

Venice 2020’s main selection will be split into three sections: Venezia 77 (aka the main competition), Out of Competition, and Horizons.

The titles selected for the main competition will compete for the Golden Lion, which was awarded last year to Todd Phillips’ “Joker.”As previously announced, Daniele Luchetti’s drama “Lacci” will open the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2.

The movie is the first Italian title to open Venice in 11 years.

The last Italian opener was Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baarìa” at the 2009 festival.

“Lacci” is included in this year’s Out of Competition section.

Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” follow-up “Nomadland” was also confirmed for a world premiere

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