My original post is below, which I’m gonna leave as it is. On finding the winner announced, I did finally get a complete list of the 12 titles in competition. The list below has therefore been updated.
As usual, it wasn’t super-easy to find out what they are this year. I can never remember what the obscure URL of the website is. (Indeed, if you type in www.queerlion.com, you’ll get there – to www.cinemarte.it – but I had forgotten that) And even now, as I write this, as the festival has already begun, there is no press release on the website that I can find that offers a simple list. According to the foreword of the brochure, which is posted on the website, there are ‘more or less’ 10 films.
The brochure, available online through Issuu, is also no help. After some digging, I came up with what may or may not be a complete list (well, I found 9, at least). Wading through the festival’s website is, as to be expected, a labour of love. I did it, so that you don’t have to! Listed according to section, for the connoisseurs of all things Venice IFF.
JULTAK DONGSHI (STATELESS THINGS) by Kyungmook Kim – South Korea, 115′
SNOW CANON by Mati Diop – France, 33′
SAL by James Franco – USA, 103′
PALÁCIOS DE PENA by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt – Portugal, 59′
AMORE CARNE by Pippo Delbono – Italy, Switzerland, 75’
ACCIDENTES GLORIOSOS by Mauro Andrizzi (2010′s Winner) and Marcus Lindeen – Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, 58′
TAE PEANG PHU DEAW (P-047) by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee – Thailand, 96′
WOULD YOU HAVE SEX WITH AN ARAB? by Yolande Zauberman – France, 85′ – Orizzonti
WILDE SALOME by Al Pacino – USA, 95′
Settimana Internazionale della Critica:
MARÉCAGES (WETLANDS) by Guy Édoin – Canada, 111′
SCHUBERTH. L’ATELIER DELLA DOLCE VITA by Antonello Sarno – Italia, 37′
L’ULTIMO TERRESTRE by Gian Alfonso Pacinotti – Italy, 100′