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Leonard Cohen doc highlights non-fiction titles in 2021 Venice Film Festival lineup

The Venice Film Festival unveiled its lineup on Monday (July 26), including several non-fiction productions. Highlighting the 78th edition of the festival this year are major studio features like Dune and ...
July 26, 2021

The Venice Film Festival unveiled its lineup on Monday (July 26), including several non-fiction productions.

Highlighting the 78th edition of the festival this year are major studio features like Dune and The Last Duel, as well as new films from Pedro Almodovar and Jane Campion. Some non-fiction highlights screening out of competition at the festival include Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, which looks at the late Canadian singer-songwriter through the lens of his most famous song, and Deandre#Deandre Storia di un Impiegato, about legendary Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio Cristiano De André.

The Venice Film Festival runs from Sept. 1 to 11 this year.

The full list of non-fiction feature films screening out of competition at Venice include:

Deandre#Deandre Storia di un Impiegato (Italy), directed by Roberta Lena.

Django & Django (Italy), directed by Luca Rea.

Ezio Bosso. Le Cose Che Restano (Italy), directed by Giorgio Verdelli.

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey (USA), directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine.

Life of Crime 1984-2020 (USA), directed by Jon Alpert.

Republic of Silence (Germany, France, Syria, Qatar), directed by Diana El Jeiroudi

Tranchées (France), directed by Loup Bureau.

Viaggio Nel Crepuscolo (France, Italy), directed by Augusto Contento.

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