Venice International Film Festival
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Just imagine this. Adam Driver, Timothée Chalamet and Harry Styles all walking the red carpet on the same week. Throw in appearances from the likes of Olivia Wilde, Greta Gerwig, Ana de Armas and Cate Blanchett and you have the 79th Venice Film Festival. The annual affair will open on August 31 and will serve as a star-studded prelude to Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

don't worry darling
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The lineup was announced today and will be opened with Noah Baumbach’s White Noise starring Driver and Gerwig. It is adapted from the Don DeLillo novel and will be the first time a Netflix film opens the lauded event. Chalamet will make his return to the festival circuit for another year with his appearance in Bones and All, a film adapted from the novel by Camille DeAngelis about teenage cannibals. It is directed by Luca Guadagnino and also stars Taylor Russell.

Greta Gerwig, left, and Adam Driver in White Noise. Photograph: Wilson Webb/NETFLIX

Other standouts include Olivia Wilde’s highly-publicised drama Don’t Worry Darling with Styles and Florence Pugh. The confronting biopic on Marilyn Monroe BLONDE, will also receive airtime before it is released onto Netflix from September 23.

See the full lineup below.

Competition
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (director: Laura Poitras)
Argentina, 1985 (Santiago Mitre)
Athena (Romain Gavras)
The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh)
Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) (Alejandro G Iñárritu)
Beyond the Wall (Vahid Jalilvand)
Blonde (Andrew Dominik)
Bones and All (Luca Guadagnino)
Chiara (Susanna Nicchiarelli)
A Couple (Frederick Wiseman)
The Eternal Daughter (Joanna Hogg)
L’Immensità (Emanuele Crialese)
Love Life (Kôji Fukada)
Monica (Andrea Pallaoro)
No Bears (Jafar Panahi)
Other People’s Children (Rebecca Zlotowski)
Our Ties (Roschdy Zem)
Saint Omer (Alice Diop)
Il Signore delle formiche (Gianni Amelio)
The Son (Florian Zeller)
Tár (Todd Field)
The Whale (Darren Aronofsky)

Out of competition – fiction films

Call of God (Kim Ki-duk)
Dead for a Dollar (Walter Hill)
Don’t Worry Darling (Olivia Wilde)
Dreamin’ Wild (Bill Pohlad)
Drought – Siccità (Paolo Virzì)
The Hanging Sun (Francesco Carrozzini)
Living (Oliver Hermanus)
Master Gardener (Paul Schrader)
Pearl (Ti West)
When the Waves Are Gone (Lav Diaz)

Out of competition – documentaries
Bobi Wine Ghetto President (Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo)
A Compassionate Spy (Steve James)
Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky)
In Viaggio (Gianfranco Rosi)
The Kiev Trial (Sergei Loznitsa)
The Matchmaker (Benedetta Argentieri)
Music For Black Pigeons (Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed)
Nuclear (Oliver Stone)
Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanita (Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo)

Short films
Look At Me (Sally Potter)
Maid (Lucretia Martel)

Series
Copenhagen Cowboys (Nicolas Winding Refn)
The Kingdom Exodus (Lars von Trier)

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