Venice Film Festival 2023 Lineup: Full List

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The Venice Film Festival recently announced their 2023 lineup, including a handful of highly anticipated auteur projects and Oscar-bait.

Among the incredibly diverse and heralded projects that will compete for the Golden Lion are new movies by Michael Mann, David Fincher, Bradley Cooper, Sofia Coppola and others. There are many movies that are being premiered out of competition as well, including a brand new Woody Allen movie, and Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar for Netflix. The entire list of selections is located towards the end of this article.

The Venice Film Festival is scheduled to be held between August 30th and September 9th. This year may look quite different compared to previous years for the festival considering the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike preventing many movie stars from promoting their own movies. This may result in an uninspired, not so glamorous red carpet ceremony absent from the likes of Adam Driver, Michael Fassbender, Emma Stone, and others.

Before last week, it seemed certain that Zendaya would also be present in Venice for the premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers. But the tennis flick was one of the first significant releases to be delayed due to the strike. If there isn’t an agreement made before the film festival, there will certainly be an odd aura in the air leading up to each film’s premiere showing.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Laura Poitras) won last year’s Golden Lion award for the best picture in competition. Other films that competed included The Banshees of Inisherin, Bones and All, and Tár.

Venice Film Festival 2023 Lineup

In Competition:

Comandante – Edoardo De Angelis  (Opening Film)
The Promised Land – Nikolaj Arcel
Dogman – Luc Besson
Le Bête – Bertrand Bonello
Hors-Saison – Stéphane Brizé
Enea – Pietro Castellitto
Maestro – Bradley Cooper
Priscilla – Sofia Coppola
Finally Dawn – Saverio Costanzo
Lubo – Giorgio Diritti
Origin – Ava DuVernay
The Killer – David Fincher
Memory – Michel Franco
Io Capitano – Matteo Garrone
Evil Does Not Exist – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
The Green Border – Agnieszka Holland
The Theory of Everything – Timm Kröger
Poor Things – Yorgos Lanthimos
El Conde – Pablo Larrain
Ferrari – Michael Mann
Adagio – Stefano Sollima
Woman Of – Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Holly – Fien Torch

Out of Competition:

Society of the Snow – J.A. Bayona (Closing Film)
Coup de Chance – Woody Allen
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson
The Penitent – Luca Barbareschi
L’Ordine Del Tempo – Liliana Cavani
Vivants – Alix Delaporte
Welcome to Paradise – Leonardo di Constanzo
DAAAAAALI! – Quentin Dupieux
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial – William Friedkin
Making of – Cédric Kahn
Aggro Dr1ft – Harmony Korine
Hit Man – Richard Linklater
The Palace – Roman Polanski
Snow Leopard – Pema Tseden

Amor – Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri
Frente A Guernica (Uncut Version) – Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Hollywoodgate – Ibrahim Nash’at
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Opus – Neo Sora
Enzo Jannacci Vengo Anch’io – Giorgio Verdelli
Menus Plaisirs – Frederik Wiseman


A Cielo Aperto – Mariana Arriaga, Santiago Arriaga
El Paraiso – Enrico Maria Artale
Behind the Mountains – Mohamed Ben Attia
The Red Suitcase – Fidel Devkota
Tatami – Guy Native, Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Paradise Is Burning – Mika Gustavson
The Featherweight – Robert Colony
Invelle – Simone Massi
Hesitation Wound – Selman Nacar
Heartless – Nara Normande, Tião
Una Sterminata Domenica – Alain Parroni
City of Wind – Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Explanation for Everything – Gábor Reisz
Gasoline Rainbow – Bill Ross, Turner Ross
En Attendant La Nuit – Céline Rouzet
Housekeeping for Beginners – Goran Stolevski
Shadow of Fire – Shinya Tsukamoto
Dormitory – Nehir Tuna

Horizons Extra:

Bota Jonë – Luàna Barjami
Forever Forever – Anna Buryachkova
The Rescue – Daniela Goggi
Day of the Fight – Jack Huston
In the Land of Saints and Sinners – Robert Lorenz
Felicità – Micaela Ramazzotti
Pet Shop Boys – Olmo Schnabel
Stolen – Karan Tejpal
L’Homme D’Argille – Anaïs Tellene

Read about movies that premiered at previous Venice Film Festivals