The biopic ” Blonde hair “ of the Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is one of four Netflix Original films shown at the Venice Film Festival.
While the artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barberabegins to stop its selection, variety learned that four original films from netflix are part of the selection of the Mostra.
The streamer’s titles in Venice include the drama of Marilyn Monroe “Blonde” by Andrew Dominik, with James Bond girl Ana de Armas as the Hollywood icon; ” White Noise by Noah Baumbach starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver and Jodie Turner-Smith, which is based on Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name; Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths”, which tells the story of a Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker going through an existential crisis, and “Athena”, a modern tragedy of Romain Gavras.
According “Variety”, Venice has of course become, in recent editions, a privileged launching pad for the hopes of netflix in terms of Oscars, given that the Cannes Film Festival requires that the titles in competition benefit from a theatrical release in France, followed by a 15-month wait before launching the film on its service.
Last year, Venice presented the Netflix Original Movie by Jane Campion“ The Power of the Dog“, which is one of seven films premiering at the Lido and winning the Best Director Oscar in the last nine editions of the festival.
The other titles are Gravity, Birdman, La La Land, The Shape of Water, Roma and Nomadland.
Although Barbera has yet to personally see most of the top titles offered by US studios and broadcasters – and it is up to him to give the final green light – the list of submissions viewed by his collaborators also includes many other titles american studios highly anticipated.
Among these are: Bones and All“, which brings together Luca Guadagnino and Timothee Chalamet, the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise ” of Julia Roberts and George Clooneyand the psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling”, starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh.
After setting off a paparazzi frenzy last year for “Dune,” Chalamet seems ready to return to the long red carpet of the Palazzo del Cinema with the american road movie of Guadagnino, produced by MGM.
The 75th edition of Venice will take place from August 31 to September 10. The programming will be announced on July 27.