admin On agosto - 23 - 2012

Venice International Film Festival (29th august – 8th september 2012)
Maestri, veterans and debutants
are attending the official selection

3 Oscar winning directors (Susanne Bier, Jonathan Demme, Robert Redford) and 3 Oscar nominated Directors (Brian De Palma, Spike Lee, Terrence Malick)

3 Directors who have previously been awarded the Golden Lion (Takeshi Kitano, Mira Nair, Tsai Ming-liang), 2 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement directors (Marco Bellocchio, Manoel de Oliveira) and 7 directors who have already won the Silver Lion (Marco Bellocchio, Brian De Palma, Kim Ki-duk, Takeshi Kitano, Carlo Mazzacurati, Manoel de Oliveira, Ulrich Seidl)

7 directors in competition who have already taken part in the Venice Film Festival in Competition (Marco Bellocchio, Francesca Comencini, Brian De Palma, Kim Ki-duk, Takeshi Kitano, Brillante Mendoza, Ulrich Seidl)

20 women directors, among whom 4 in Competition (Rama Burshtein, Francesca  Comencini, Valeria Sarmiento and Jessica Woodworth) 7 Out of Competition (Lyubov Arkus, Susanne Bier, Hinde Boujemaa, Liliana Cavani, Silvia Giralucci, Fausta Quattrini, Mira Nair) and 9 in Orizzonti (Haifaa Al Mansour, Celia Rico Clavellino, Renate Costa, Jazmin Lopez, Constance Meyer, Paola Morabito, Djamila Sahraoui, Salla Sorri and Yeşim Ustaoglu)





11 directors are participating for the first time in the competition of the Venice Film Festival (Olivier Assayas, Ramin Baharani, Rama Burshtein, Daniele Ciprì, Xavier Giannoli, Harmony Korine, Terrence Malick, Valeria Sarmiento,  Kirill Serebrennikov, Peter Brosens and Jessica  Woodworth)

9 directors making their debut with a long feature film (Haifaa Al Mansour, Hinde Boujemaa, Rama Burshtein, Daniele Ciprì, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Idan Hubel, Tobias Lindholm, Jazmin Lopez, Henry Alex Rubin) and 2 directors  premiering their second feature film (Roberto Minervini, Kimble Rendall).


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