In addition to the official competition, the Venice Film Festival offers every year the Venice Days. In September 2010, the seventh edition of this event will take place, which was conceived in the image of the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Great news: it is in this prestigious setting that Marion Hansel will present a preview of her Noir Océan, supported by Wallimage/Bruxellimage. This maritime drama has been selected along with eleven other feature films, including new works by Bertrand Blier (with Dupontel and Dujardin) and the Belgian-Bosnian Danis Tanovic(No Man’s Land)
This year, Venice Days will also screen the three finalists of the Lux Prize, which finances subtitling in the 23 European languages and wide distribution throughout the countries of the Union. They are Akadimia Platonos, a Greek comedy, Die Fremde (When We Leave) German drama by Feo Aladag and… Illégal, the very moving new feature film byOlivier Masset-Depasse, noticed in Cannes, not yet released in France.
The last film to reach Italy is not the least expected. The Open Space section, which this year presents mostly Italian films, will also propose this year, Hitler in Hollywood by Frederic Sojcher, already awarded in Karlovy Vary. After a first stop in Brussels and another in Czech Republic, here is a film that travels well.
Potiche, Noir Océan, Hitler in Hollywood and Illegal are all on the bill at an event as prestigious as the Venice Film Festival: the 2010-1011 season, Wallimage ‘s tenth anniversary season, is off to a flying start.