Venice, the US majors are back and Netflix is ​​playing poker

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(by Francesco Gallo) – ROME, AUGUST 21 – The US majors are back at the Venice Film Festival, a clear sign of a change of pace only just glimpsed at the Cannes Film Festival. At the Lido, on the other hand, it gets serious. In fact, three Universal films are in the official selection: LAST NIGHT IN SOHO and HALLOWEEN KILLS (both out of competition) and, in competition, THE CARD COLLECTOR. There will then be a doc blockbuster signed by Warner, DUNE and, finally, a Fox-Disney film such as MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON by Ana Lily Amirpour. Add to this the exquisitely indie western USA, or OLD HENRY by Potsy Ponciroli. And this without counting Netflix which boasts four works in competition: Sorrentino’s LA MANO DI DIO and Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut with THE LOST DAUGHTER; in Orizzonti Extra then there is the Brazilian director Alexandre Moratto with his 7 PRISONERS and finally the long-awaited Jane Campion film THE POWER OF THE DOG.

“Just last year several US directors tried to persuade Studios or Netflix to come to Venice.

It was impossible. But now almost all Americans are vaccinated and can’t wait to start over, which means promoting and distributing films – so Alberto Barbera to Variety -. What better time to do it than Venice 2021 in September? Venice is tempting. It is at the beginning of the new season; is a stepping stone that has proven its worth. We launch films for the Oscars every year and they have often won “. .