Last night, the opening of the Venice Film Festival put an end or opened a window within a long period of postponements, cancellations and digital or hybrid editions of the main film events since the beginning of the confinement in Europe, restoring hope to a whole profession heavily affected by the health crisis.
9 films supported by Eurimages have been selected for this 77th edition, which will end on September 12:
QUO VADIS, AIDA? (BA, RO, AT, DE, NL, FR, PL, NO) by Jasmila Zbanic, NOTTURNO (IT, FR, DE) by Gianfranco Rosi, MISS MARX (IT, BE) by Susanna Nicchiarelli are all in official competition;
THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (FR, TN, DE, BE, SE) by Kaouther Ben Hania, LA NUIT DES ROIS (FR, CA, FSA) by Philippe Lacôte, GAZA MON AMOUR (FR, DE, PT) by Tarzan and Arab Nasser and NOWHERE SPECIAL (IT, RO, UK) by Uberto Pasolini are selected in the Horizons section, while CONFERENCE (UK, EE) by Ivan Tverdovsky and OASIS (RS, SI, NL, BA) by Ivan Ikić are both selected as part of the Venice Days, an independent section of the Venice Film Festival, like the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes.
The Eurimages team will participate online in the Gap Financing Market meetings organised from 4 to 6 September 2020 by the Market (Venice Production Bridge) which will offer a hybrid edition. The Deputy Executive Director of Eurimages will be present at the 2nd edition of the Conference on Gender Equality which the Fund is organising in cooperation with the Venice Biennale and which will take place on Tuesday 8 September 2020 at 11am at the Hotel Excelsior (simultaneously broadcast on the VPB Live channel). More information is available on the Festival website.