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Venice 2019 / Competition


25 articles available in total starting from 18/07/2019. Last article published on 10/09/2019.

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Ciro Guerra  • Director of Waiting for the Barbarians

Interview: Ciro Guerra • Director of Waiting for the Barbarians

“Some people have called this novel unfilmable, but I could see it very clearly”

VENICE 2019: Ciro Guerra talks about the creative joys and challenges of adapting the JM Coetzee novel in Waiting for the Barbarians, which premiered in the competition for the Golden Lion  

10/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: Waiting for the Barbarians

Review: Waiting for the Barbarians

VENICE 2019: Ciro Guerra’s adaptation of JM Coetzee’s colonial tale benefits from a handsome look and a fine main performance  

09/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Robert Guédiguian  • Director of Gloria Mundi

Interview: Robert Guédiguian • Director of Gloria Mundi

“I don’t judge my characters; I judge the society that produces them”

VENICE 2019: Two years after The House by the Sea, Cineuropa reunites with French filmmaker Robert Guédiguian at Venice to discuss Gloria Mundi  

08/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Joker scoops the Golden Lion at Venice

Joker scoops the Golden Lion at Venice

VENICE 2019: Todd Phillips' film has bewitched the jury; the Silver Lion went to Polanski and Best Director to Roy Andersson. The Special Jury Prize was for La mafia non è più quella di una volta  

07/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition/Orizzonti/Awards

Tiago Guedes  • Director of The Domain

Interview: Tiago Guedes • Director of The Domain

The Domain is the story of a man who tries to keep his legacy intact”

VENICE 2019: Cineuropa braved the rain to meet with Portuguese filmmaker Tiago Guedes, who is presenting his new movie, The Domain, at Venice and soon at Toronto  

07/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be

Review: The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be

VENICE 2019: The documentary by the derisive provocateur Franco Maresco is filmed in Palermo on Falcone and Borsellino Day and guests-stars the great photographer Letizia Battaglia  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Domain

Review: The Domain

VENICE 2019: Tiago Guedes treads on overly familiar ground in his epic melodrama spanning almost 50 years, which even despite its lush cinematography feels rather old-fashioned  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Olivier Assayas  • Director of Wasp Network

Interview: Olivier Assayas • Director of Wasp Network

“Every single day brought new problems”

VENICE 2019: French director Olivier Assayas sat down to talk to Cineuropa about making Wasp Network, a film based on the Cuban Five, which played in competition  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Haifaa al-Mansour • Director of The Perfect Candidate

Interview: Haifaa al-Mansour • Director of The Perfect Candidate

“It will take time to see actual change on the streets of Saudi Arabia”

VENICE 2019: Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour tells Cineuropa about her new work playing in competition at Venice, The Perfect Candidate  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Václav Marhoul • Director of The Painted Bird

Interview: Václav Marhoul • Director of The Painted Bird

“During these 11 years, I’ve had the best producer in the world: Václav Marhoul”

VENICE 2019: We chatted to Czech director Václav Marhoul about his gutsy and divisive competition entry, The Painted Bird  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

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