Seven films from Venezia 78 have been chosen to be shown in London with appearances by filmmakers and cast.
The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, will be the opening night film on the 18 November and The Hand of God, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, will be closing the series on 22 November.
The seven films that have been handpicked are the following:
The Lost Daughter – Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Hand of God – Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Qui Rido Io – Directed by Mario Martone
La Santa Piccola – Directed by Silvia Brunelli
La Ragazza Ha Volato – Directed by Wilma Labate
Il Buco – Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino
Ariaferma – Directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo
President of The Venice Biennale Roberto Cicutto said: “We are delighted to partner with the Italian Cultural Institute in promoting the Italian films that were presented at the Venice Film Festival. This year the selection has been praised for its exceptional artistic quality. We are sure the London audience will appreciate its high calibre.”
Curzon’s Event Programmer Michael Garrad added: “Curzon is delighted to work with the Venice Biennale and to be the exclusive exhibition partner for the very first instalment of From Venice… to London. We are showcasing a selection of the best titles from the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, including four UK premieres. It is an honour to return to the festival season in partnership with the world’s longest-running film festival.”