Docs

Wiseman, Morris, Gibney set for Venice

At Berkeley, the latest film from 83-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman (pictured), is to premiere at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, alongside docs from Alex Gibney and Errol Morris.
July 25, 2013

At Berkeley, the latest film from 83-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman (pictured), is to premiere at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, alongside docs from Alex Gibney and Errol Morris.

Wiseman’s 244-minute doc – his 39th film overall – focuses on the 145-year-old public ivy University of California, Berkeley, and has backing from U.S. broadcaster PBS.

Venice also announced that it will host world premieres for Errol Morris’s 105-minute Donald Rumsfeld doc, The Unknown Known, and Alex Gibney’s 105-minute Lance Armstrong doc, The Armstrong Lie.

Following Venice, both docs head to Canada for TIFF, as previously revealed by realscreen.

Morris’s doc will pay in competition at Venice, alongside Gianfranco Rosi’s 87-minute doc Sacro GRA, which looks at the lives of people living near Rome’s Grande Raccordo Anulare orbital motorway. The selections mark the first time two docs have premiered in competition at the Italian festival.

Wiseman’s and Gibney’s docs, meanwhile, will screen out of competition. The full list of docs playing in the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Venice Classics sections appears below.

The 70th La Biennale di Venezia takes place in Italy from August 28 to September 7.

 

Out of competition

Frederick Wiseman – At Berkeley
USA, 244′

Alex Gibney – The Armstrong Lie
USA, 105′

Anna Eborn – Pine Ridge
Denmark, 77′

Salvo Cuccia – Summer ’82 – When Zappa Came To Sicily
Italy, USA, 80′

Kitty Green – Ukraina Ne Bordel (Ukraine is not a Brothel)
Australia, 76′

Bing Wang – Feng Ai (‘Til Madness do us Part)
Hong Kong-China, France, Japan, 220′

Thierry Ragobert – Amazonia
France, Brazil, 90′

 

Venice Classics

Samantha Fuller – A Fuller Life
USA, 80′

Luca Guadagnino, Walter Fasano – Bertolucci on Bertolucci
Italy, 120′

Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas – Trespassing Bergman
Sweden, France, 107′

Francesco Micciché – Lino Micciché, Mio Padre. Una Visione Del Mondo
Italy, 81′

Richard Szotyori – Il Bacio Di Tosca, Une Restauration Numérique
Switzerland, 16′

Bruce Weber – Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (work in progress)
USA, 30′

Massimiliano Zanin – Istintobrass
Italy, 105′

 

Orizzonti – The new trends in world cinema

Valeria Allievi – Quello Che Resta
Italy, 20′

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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