What I saw at the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Unless you have been living in a cave, you will know that I attended the 2019 Venice Film Festival in Italy last week. Sadly, I couldn’t afford to do the whole thing so I am now back in the UK and have finally caught up with my reviews.

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Revenir (Back Home): Venice Film Review

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The last film I saw at the 2019 Venice Film Festival was Revenir (Back Home), a French drama starring Niels Schneider and Adele Exarchopoulus, and it was a pretty fine way to go out.

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Ema: Venice Film Review

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Whenever I go to a film festival, there is always one film I really dislike amongst all the belters and hidden gems, and this year’s spot goes to Ema.

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Joker: Venice Film Review

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Woah, I thought I was prepared for Joker, but it turns out I wasn’t. Because the iconic Batman villain has been seen on screen many times before, you think you know what his origins film will be like but you don’t. Joker will shock and surprise you A LOT.

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Seberg: Venice Film Review

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Kristen Stewart is having a really great run at the moment, isn’t she? Well, I can assure this continues with Seberg, in which she is on fine form once again.

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Pics: Kristen Stewart, Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley promote Seberg at the Venice Film Festival

Tonight will mark the world premiere of Benedict Andrews‘ Seberg – a biographical drama about actress Jean Seberg – at the Venice Film Festival.

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The Perfect Candidate: Venice Film Review

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There are only two female directors in the 2019 Venice Film Festival competition and one of those is The Perfect Candidate’s Haifaa Al-Mansour, who brings us an inspiring look at a young woman finding her voice in Saudi Arabia.

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Ad Astra: Venice Film Review

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A sci-fi starring Brad Pitt?! Yes, please! Ad Astra – along with Joker – was at the very top of my list for this year’s Venice Film Festival as I had been excited for it for quite some time, but, in all honesty, I don’t really know what to make of it. It’s good, but not at all what I expected.

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Marriage Story: Venice Film Review

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I’m a big fan of Noah Baumbach films, as well as Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, so Marriage Story was the perfect combination for me and I’m pleased to report it really, really delivers.

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Pics: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler and Ruth Negga promote Ad Astra at the Venice Film Festival

Today is the world premiere of James Gray‘s sci-fi epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler and Ruth Negga, at the Venice Film Festival.

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