Venice 2017 Index

Here’s an overview of what the critics have been saying about the films screening at the seventy-fourth edition of the Venice International Film Festival, running from August 30 through September 9, 2017. Links from the titles will take you to roundups of first reviews, interviews, trailers, and the rest.


Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

George Clooney’s Suburbicon

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Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult

Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder

Xavier Legrand’s Custody

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Samuel Moaz’s Foxtrot

Andrea Pallaoro’s Hannah

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White

Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Out of Competition

Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls at Night

Stephen Frears’s Victoria & Abdul

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama

James Toback’s The Private Life of a Modern Woman

John Woo’s Manhunt

S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99


Anne Fontaine’s Reinventing Marvin

Alireza Khatami’s Oblivion Verses

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Caniba

Cinema Nel Giardino

Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Woodshock

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