The director of the demonstration, which is to be held from September 2 to 12, has unveiled a list of films in the running where Hollywood studios are conspicuous by their absence.

By Etienne Sorin

The director of the Mostra Alberto Barbera (here in 2017) presented on Tuesday the selection of films in the running for the Golden Lion 2020 with a strong representation of Italian films.
The director of the Mostra Alberto Barbera (here in 2017) presented on Tuesday the selection of films in the running for the Golden Lion 2020 with a strong representation of Italian films. TIZIANA FABI / AFP

The 77e Venice Film Festival will not be like any other but it does not give up being the first international festival to maintain its physical edition. At a time when the Covid continues to be rife in certain regions of the world (United States, Brazil), where the epidemic is returning to Europe, where controls are increasing (quarantine, tests) and the closure of borders is once again becoming a hypothesis, the event remains scheduled from September 2 to 12, according to a strict health protocol.

Its director Alberto Barbera therefore announced on Tuesday the selection of films in the running for the Golden Lion, recalling that he had to reduce the sails. A selection which is unlike any other either. There is an exceptional number of Italian feature films there. Outraged Laces, opening film out of competition by Daniele Luchetti, with Alba Rohrwacher, the competition presents four: The Malacuso Sisters of the Palermo Emma Dante, renowned for her theatrical productions; Our Father, by Claudio Noce,

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