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.
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.
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
Alex Gibney – The Armstrong Lie
Anna Eborn – Pine Ridge
Salvo Cuccia – Summer ’82 – When Zappa Came To Sicily
Italy, USA, 80′
Kitty Green – Ukraina Ne Bordel (Ukraine is not a Brothel)
Bing Wang – Feng Ai (‘Til Madness do us Part)
Hong Kong-China, France, Japan, 220′
Thierry Ragobert – Amazonia
France, Brazil, 90′
Samantha Fuller – A Fuller Life
Luca Guadagnino, Walter Fasano – Bertolucci on Bertolucci
Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas – Trespassing Bergman
Sweden, France, 107′
Francesco Micciché – Lino Micciché, Mio Padre. Una Visione Del Mondo
Richard Szotyori – Il Bacio Di Tosca, Une Restauration Numérique
Bruce Weber – Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (work in progress)
Massimiliano Zanin – Istintobrass
Orizzonti – The new trends in world cinema
Valeria Allievi – Quello Che Resta
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