‘Spring Breakers,’ ‘Passion,’ And ‘To The Wonder’ Lead Venice

With the line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival dropping a few days ago and the list for Venice out today, the festival circuit has arrived!

The lead stories for the Venice line-up aren’t nearly as exciting as those coming out of Toronto. Harmony Korrine’s “Spring Breakers” with James Franco and Selena Gomez will make its debut, as will Brian De Palma’s “Passion” with Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams.

Perhaps the biggest headline here is the absence of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” a film that was expected to appear here. Skipping Venice is just more proof that the rumors of a Fantastic Fest debut may be true.

Check out the full line-up (via The Playlist) after the jump!

Opening Film (Out Of Competition)
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Mira Nair (U.S.,Qatar)

“To The Wonder,” Terrence Malick (U.S.)
“Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas (France)
“Outrage:Beyond,” Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
“Fill The Void,” Rama Bursztyn and Yigal Bursztyn (Israel)
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
“Dormant Beauty,” Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
“E’ stato il figlio,” Daniele Cipri (Italy)
“At Any Price,” Ramin Bahrani (US, UK)
“La Cinquieme Saison,” Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
“Un Giorno Speciale, ” Francesca Comencini (Italy)
“Passion,” Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
“Superstar, ” Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
“Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine (US)
“Thy Womb,” Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
“Linhas de Wellington,” Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
“Paradise: Faith,” Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
“Betrayal,” Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

Out Of Competition
“L’homme qui rit,” Jean-Pierre Ameris (France-Czech Republic)
“Love Is All You Need,” Susanne Bier (Denmark-Sweden)
“Cherchez Hortense”, Pascal Bonitzer (France)
“Sur un fil…,” Simon Brook (France-Italy)
“Enzo Avitabile Music Life,” Jonathan Demme (Italy-US)
“Tai Chi 0,” Stephen Fung (China)
“Lullaby To My Father,” Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Switzerland)
“Penance” (Shokuzai), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
“Bad 25,” Spike Lee (US)
“O Gebo e a Sombra,” Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal-France)
“The Company You Keep,” Robert Redford (US)
“Shark (Bait 3D),” Kimble Rendall (Australia-Singapore-China)
“Disconnect,” Henry-Alex Rubin (US)
“The Iceman,” Ariel Vromen (US)

Out Of Competition: Special Events
“Anton’s Right Here” dir Lyubov Arkus (Russia)
“It Was Better Tomorrow” dir Hinde Boujemaa (Tunisia)
“Clarisse,” Liliana Cavani (Italy)
“Sfiorando il muro,” Silvia Giralucci and Luca Ricciardi (Italy)
“Carmel,” Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Italy)
“El impenetrable,” Daniele Incalcaterra and Fausta Quattrini (Argentina-France)
“Witness: Libya,” Michael Mann (US)
“Medici con l’Africa,” Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy)
“La nave dolce,” Daniele Vicari (Italy-Albania)

Orrizonti (Horizons)
“Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia-Germany)
“The Paternal House,” Kianoosh Ayari (Iran)
“I Also Want It”, Alexey Balabanov (Russia)
“Gli Equilibristi,” Ivano De Matteo (Italy-France)
“L’intervallo,” Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy-Switzerland-Germany)
“Winter of Discontent,” Ibrahim El Batout (Egypt)
“Tango Libre,” Frederic Fonteyne (Belgium-France-Luxembourg)
“The Cutoff Man”, dir Idan Hubel (Israel)
“Fly With The Crane,” Li Ruijun (China)
“A Hijacking,” Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)
“Leones,” Jazmin Lopez (Argentina-France-Netherlands)
“Bellas Mariposas,” Salvatore Mereu (Italy)
“Low Tide,” Roberto Minervini (US-Italy-Belgium)
“Boxing Day,” Bernard Rose (UK-US)
“Yema,” Djamila Sahraoui (Algeria-France)
“Araf – Somewhere In Between,” Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey-France-Germany)
“The Millennial Rapture,” Koji Wakamatsu (Japan)
“Three Sisters,” Wang Bing (France-Hong Kong-China)

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