Yesterday the official line-up for Toronto Film Festival was unveiled and, today Venice Film Festival have revealed the twenty-two films that will be vying for the Golden Lion award at this year’s 67th ceremony. The festival, which will run from September 1 – 11, will open with Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, Black Swan, and close with Julie Taymor adaptation of Shakespeare’s acclaimed play, The Tempest.

Competing for the Golden Lion this year are:

  • Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola
  • Meek’s Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt
  • Three, directed by Tom Tykwer
  • 13 Assassins, directed by Takashi Miike
  • Happy Few, directed by Antony Cordier
  • Barney’s Version, directed by Richard J. Lewis
  • Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky
  • Promises Written in Water, directed by Vincent Gallo
  • Black Venus, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Noi Credevamo, directed by Mario Martone
  • La Pecora Nera, directed by Ascanio Celestini
  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame, Tsui Hark
  • Silent Souls, Aleksei Fedorchenko
  • Miral, Julian Schnabel
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Saverio Costanzo
  • A Sad Trumpet Ballad, Álex de la Iglesia,
  • Road to Nowhere, Monte Hellman
  • Potiche, Francois Ozon
  • Norwegian Wood, Anh Hung Tran
  • Post Mortem, Pablo Lerrain
  • La Passione, Carlo Mazzacurati
  • Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari

Other films set to be screened out-of-competition at Venice include The Town, directed by Ben Affleck, Machete, directed by Robert Rodriquez and I’m Still Here, directed by Casey Affleck.

The most notable absences are The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick and 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, which were both tipped to be in competition at Venice. It remains to be seen if either will make an appearance at the London Film Festival in October.

Reported by: Indiewire