Seven US films in competition at Venice

(ANSA) – Rome, August 22 – The United States has seven films in competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival running in the lagoon city from August 31 to September 10. The line-up is a mixed bag of genres and themes, including the romantic horror-thriller The Bad Batch written and directed by American-Iranian director Ana Lily Amirpour, the family drama The Light between Oceans by Derek Cianfrance, Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford, recounting the tragic misadventures of a man on holiday with his family, and the biopic Jackie by Pablo Larrain biopic starring Natalie Portman in the role of Jackie Kennedy.
Other US films to look out for at Venice are Voyage of Time, a documentary film written and directed by Terrence Malick examining the birth and death of the known universe, new alien invasion movie Arrival by Denis Villeneuve, loosely inspired by the novel Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, and La La Land, a homage to the Golden Age of the American musical written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend and J. K. Simmons. photo: Stone and Gosling in La La Land.

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