Venice film fest pundits name 10 must-sees
From violence to documentaries, subjects vary widely27 August, 19:54
Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sept. 7, critics say one of the biggest festival films to see will be South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Moebius". Last year, his extremely violent "Pietà" won the festival's Golden Lion. A different look at Rome comes from Gianfranco Rosi's "Sacro GRA," a documentary built on a year spent in a camper van on Rome's ring road.
Hayao Miyazaki offers the animated film "Kaze Tachinu" and "Palo Alto," comes from Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter Gia Coppola, in her debut feature.
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz plays a computer hacker in Terry Gilliam's futuristic "The Zero Theorem" and Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" stars an extraterrestrial femme fatale who uses her beauty to entrap her victims.
Edgar Reitz offers "Die Andere Heimat: Chronik einer Sehnsucht" (Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision), while fans will appreciate Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," a space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
One film debut comes from Emma Dante, "Via Castellana Bandiera" while the festival will close with French documentary director Thierry Ragobert's "Amazonia" about a monkey raised in captivity.