Venice Film Fest 2018: Strong, Auteur-Dominated, Star Studded Line-Up

New films from Hollywood’s hottest directors, such the Coen Brothers, Paul Greengrass, and Alfonso Curaon world-premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Fest.

Cuaron’s Roma


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The impressive lineup is strong on award hopefuls, includes Netflix (unlike Cannes Fest), and boasts high-wattage star power.

Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera unveiled six Netflix originals on the festival’s slate at a news conference in Rome.

Six Netflix Features

Barbera claims: “We cannot refuse to come to terms with the reality of the new production landscape.”

Titles from the streaming giant include:

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new Western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Paul Greengrass’ 22 July (formerly titled Norway), about the 2011 terrorist attack in and around Oslo that killed 77 people;

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, the Oscar-winning director’s return to Spanish-language filmmaking;

The restoration and completion of Orson Welles’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind.