There is of course the official competition, but each year the Mostra also offers the Venice Days. The seventh edition of this event, modeled after the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes, will take place in September 2010. Big news: this prestigious framework will be the decor wherein Marion Hansel will present a preview of her Noir Océan, supported by Wallimage/Bruxellimage. This marine drama has indeed been selected, alongside eleven other feature among which new work by Bertrand Blier (with Dupontel and Dujardin) and the Belgian-Bosnian Danis Tanovic (No Man’s Land)
This year the Venice Days will also screen the three finalists of the Lux award, which finances subtitling in the 23 European languages as well as broad distribution in the countries of the Union. These are Akadimia Platonos, a Greek comedy, Die Fremde (When We Leave), a German drama by Feo Aladag and … Illégal, the moving feature by Olivier Masset-Depasse, noticed in Cannes, but not out yet here.
The last film to make the trip to Italy is not the least expected. The Open Space section, this year mainly presenting Italian films, will also bring Hitler à Hollywood by Frederic Sojcher, already awarded in Karlovy Vary. After a first stop in Brussels and another one in the Czech Republic, this film is conquering the world.
Potiche, Noir Océan, Hitler à Hollywood and Illégal together on the bill of a prestigious event like Venice’s Mostra: Wallimage’s 10th Anniversary season 2010-2011 starts off with a bang!