Venice Film Festival Announces its 2022 Lineup

This morning we got our first look at the lineup for the 2022 Venice Film Festival and it is an embarrassment of riches. Several of the world’s best filmmakers will be represented both in and out of competition. It’s exciting considering Venice has quite the knack for premiering eventual Academy Award winners. Films like “Nomadland”, “Marriage Story”, “Joker”, “Roma”, “The Power of the Dog”, and “Dune” were all highlights at the festival and went on to make a lot of noise at the Oscars.

This year’s batch of big names and big debuts begins with Noah Baumbach’s black comedy, “White Noise” which stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. Two-time Best Director Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu is premiering his new comedy, “Bardo”. Todd Field directs his first film in 16 years with “Tár”. Joanna Hogg follows up her “Souvenir” movies with “The Eternal Daughter”. Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe team with director Walter Hill in the Western “Dead for a Dollar”. Also premiering in Florian Zeller’s “The Son”, his much anticipated second film after 2020’s superb “The Father”.

Also making headlines at the festival, Paul Schrader’s “Master Gardener”, Jafar Panahi’s “No Bears”, Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling”, Ti West’s “Pearl”, Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All”, Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale”, Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin, and Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” among others.

There will plenty of competition for this year’s Golden Lion when the festival kicks off August 31st. Check below for a full list of all the films from this year’s Venice Film Festival.


“White Noise” – Noah Baumbach (Opening Night Film)

“Il Signore delle Formiche” – Gianni Amelio
“The Whale” – Darren Aronofsky
“L’Immensita” – Emanuele Crialese
“Saint Omer” – Alice Diop
“Blonde”- Andrew Dominik
“Tár”- Todd Field
“Love Life” – Koji Fukada
“Bardo” – Alejandro González Iñárritu
“Athena”- Romain Gavras
“Bones and All” – Luca Guadagnino
“The Eternal Daughter” – Joanna Hogg
“Beyond the Wall” – Vahid Jalilvand
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Martin McDonagh
“Argentina, 1985” – Santiago Mitre
“Chiara” – Susanna Nicchiarelli
“Monica” – Andrea Pallaoro
“No Bears” – Jafar Panahi
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” – Laura Poitras
“A Couple” – Frederick Wiseman
“The Son” – Florian Zeller
“Our Ties” – Roschdy Zem
“Other People’s Children” – Rebecca Zlotowski

Out of Competition – Fiction

“The Hanging Sun” – Francesco Carrozzini (Closing Film)
“When the Waves Are Gone” – Lav Diaz
“Living” – Oliver Hermanus
“Dead for a Dollar” – Walter Hill
“Call of God” – Kim Ki-duk
“Dreamin’ Wild” – Bill Pohlad
“Master Gardener” – Paul Schrader
“Siccita” – Paolo Virzi
“Pearl” – Ti West
“Don’t Worry Darling” – Olivia Wilde

Out of Competition – Non Fiction

“Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” – Evgeny Afineevsky
“The Matchmaker” – Benedetta Argentieri
“Gli Ultima Giorni Dell’Umanita” – Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo
“A Compassionate Spy” – Steve James
“Music for Black Pigeons” – Jorgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed
“The Kiev Trial” – Sergei Loznitsa
“In Viaggio” – Gianfranco Rosi
“Bobby White Ghetto President” – Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo
“Nuclear” – Oliver Stone

Out of Competition (Series)

“The Kingdom Exodus” – Lars von Trier
“Copenhagen Cowboy” – Nicolas Winding Refn


“Princess” – Roberto de Paolis
“Victim” – Michal Blanko
“On the Fringe” – Juan Diego Botto
“Trenque Lauquen” – Laura Citarella
“Vera” – Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
“Innocence” – Guy Davidi
“Blanquita” – Fernando Guzzoni
“Pour La France (For My Country” – Rachid Hami
“A Man” – Kei Ishikawa
“Bread and Salt” – Damian Kocur
“Luxembourg, Luxembourg” – Antonio Lukich
“Ti Mangio IL Cuore” – Pippo Mezzapesa
“To the North” – Mihai Mincan
“Autobiography” – Makbul Mubarak
“La Syndicaliste (The Sitting Duck)” – Jean-Paul Salomé
“World War III” – Houman Seyedi
“The Happiest Man in the World” – Teona Strugar Mitevska
“The Bride” – Sérgio Tréfaut

Horizons/Orizzonti Extra

“Origin of Evil” – Sébastien Marnier
“Hanging Gardens” – Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji
“Amanda” – Carolina Cavalli
“Red Shoes” – Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser
“Nezouh” – Soudade Kaadan
“Notte Fantasma” – Fulvio Risuleo
“Without Her” – Arian Vazirdaftari
“Valeria Is Getting Married” – Michal Vinik
“Goliath” – Adilkhan Yerzhanov

6 thoughts on “Venice Film Festival Announces its 2022 Lineup

  1. This is like a feast for the likes of me. I want to see all of these films and TV series. I’m happy that The Kingdom: Exodus is coming out as I just saw a clip of it as it reminds me why I love that series. NWR coming out with something for Netflix as I need to watch Too Old to Die Young as I might do that later in the year.

    So many goodies and I do hope Julianne Moore and the jury at Venice pick a better winner than what Cannes chose with Triangle of Sadness as I don’t have much excitement for it. Even as I saw Ruben Ostlund’s other Palme d’Or winner in The Square and I thought it was good but not great.

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