10 films to watch from the 79th Venice Film Festival

10 films to watch from the 79th Venice Film Festival

The opening of the 79th Venice International Film Festival – to be held from August 31 to September 10, 2022 – comes as a new opportunity to enrich world cinema, and to give viewers and filmmakers new opportunities to learn about the latest creations of filmmakers in the world. The festival is one of the most important and largest film festivals in the world, and is the most prominent trace of the glories of Italian cinema at the height of its greatness with its great symbols such as Fellini, Visconti and Rossellini.

The Venice Film Festival – which is the oldest in the world – acts as if it were a radar for the Oscars, as it presents the best creations of international cinema, and awards prizes to films that deserve, and stand out, to receive Oscars in most cases.

Al Jazeera Net nominates a group of films for the reader as the best according to the history of its directors, their previous works, as well as the issues it deals with that may interest the viewer:

1- “The Banshee in the Inishern”

The movie “The Banshees Of Inishern” warns you of small grievances, and selfish movements that covet the forgiveness of others, because when they accumulate, they constitute an insurmountable barrier between you and them, and despite the fact that friendship is a large area for forgiveness, these grievances can turn it into A runner destroys an entire country.

Set in 1923, Banshee at Enishearn is set on the fictional island of Enishearn on the west coast of Ireland, and begins with Derek (Colin Farrell) inviting his friend Colm (Brandon Gleeson) to meet him, but the latter refuses, and Derek asks why; He gets the startling reply, “I don’t love you anymore.”

He refuses to end their friendship and insists on his friend and chases after him, so Colm warns him in a frightening and extreme way, which makes the entire village participate in the crisis, so that the village itself is divided into two camps in the confrontation.

The movie “Badoo in Inishern” by Oscar-winning director Martin McDonagh, starring Colin Farrell and Brandon Gleeson, and the same team presented the movie “In Bruges” in 2008.

The film is also shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-19).

2- “The Immortal Daughter”

Like it or not, The Eternal Daughter reminds us that we are all children of our past, and it becomes frightening when we are haunted by a past full of grievances, and we want to forget it and escape its horrific consequences.

If you are a fan of mystery and horror, then you are in front of the appropriate movie, where an elderly mother and her daughter move to the old family home to live in, but the past, with all its ghosts, appears to them, revealing the unbearable secrets of the two women in the history of the family.

The film “Immortal Daughter” directed by Joanna Hogg – presented by “The Souvenir” in 2019 – is a biographical meditation about love, cinema, and continuing to live despite difficulties.

3- “White Noise”

The film “White Noise” directed by Noah Baumbach is an American work par excellence, but it attracts you to it through that common concern in all families in the world, especially those that try to live with and sometimes overcome the problems of daily life, but – at the same time – are facing their next destiny. From global and existential crises related to life, death and happiness.

The father is a university professor specializing in Nazi history, the mother looks after her four children, and the family has a daily routine that is forcibly changed. There is a terrible event that takes off from a plane, affects the life of the family and deprives it of a sense of safety, so that fear becomes a companion for all.

The film, based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo, won the US National Book Award for Fiction.

4- “The Son”

Director Florian Zeller returns with the movie “The Son” after his fans cried with the movie “The Father” in 2020, for which the great star Sir Anthony Hopkins won the second Academy Award in his life.

The message of the movie “The Son” includes a stern warning against abandoning the family, and children in particular, whether consciously or unintentionally. Divorce may occur between the parents, but the blood bond between the father and his son remains in need of permanent care, or else the future is in jeopardy.

The misery resulting from the parents’ divorce is evident in this film, but the son forces his father to try to reunite the family again, and imposes his presence on him and his new wife. A father who recalls his father’s experience in raising him responds and tries to fix his mistakes. The father corrected his father’s mistakes with him, not noticing that his son’s life was leaking out of his hands.

5- The movie “Bardo”

Mexican Alejandro Inarritu Gonzalez broke into Hollywood when he presented “Birdman” in 2014, and “The Revenant” in 2015, which saw him win an Oscar. Gonzalez used to push his heroes to the limits of possibility; From the “flying man” whose fame pushed him to more than he could bear, to the “returner” who was close to death, but his desire to live pushed him to do the impossible.

His new movie, “Pardo”, details a new human crisis that combines the pressure of fame and the expectations of others and the search for meaning, and the events revolve around a famous Mexican journalist and film director who returns to his homeland in an attempt to come to terms with his existential crisis and his shattered psyche.

6- “Bone and Everything”

Luca Guadagnino, director of the popular movie Call Me by your Name, is presenting in Venice this year Bones and All, about a mysterious pair of strangers on a road trip, but both of them are troubled by A horrific crisis because they admit that they cannot move past their bargaining past, there is a love story with a lot of blood.

7- “Whale”

And in The Whale, if you can be patient with Drian Aronofsky’s slow narration, you won’t regret it; Slow down is his technique for detailing with more visual and emotional gratification.

Aronofsky returns five years after the release of “My Mother,” with a reclusive, obese English teacher in a poignant attempt to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

8- “Don’t worry baby”

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling opens with a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a society worried that his glamorous partner might be hiding unpleasant secrets.

9- The movie “Pearl”

Suitable for horror movie buffs, “Pearl” follows the life of a girl trapped on her family’s isolated farm, who takes care of her ailing father under the bitter and arrogant watch of her mother, but longs for a witch-like life.

10- “Blonde”

Finally, Blonde brings a long-dead Hollywood beauty legend to life, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ book of the same name. The film presents a fictional take on the life of the legendary American actress Marilyn Monroe, by addressing topics such as fame and power, the relationships she was involved in and the abuse she suffered in her short life.

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