Venice Film Festival 2022: what we saw, what we think

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Some French filmmakers have confirmed their talent (Rebecca Zlotowski with the sensitive Other people’s childrenor Sébastien Lifshitz who, in his documentary Casa Susanna, traces the course of crossdressers during the 1960s. Also noteworthy is the new film by Roschdy Zem, Minescreened in competition during the last week of the Mostra.

One of the peculiarities of the Venetian competition is to accept Netflix productions like White Noise by Noah Baumbach, a somewhat conventional reflection on the consumer society, and above all, Blonde hair by Andrew Dominik, absent from the last Cannes Film Festival for lack of theatrical release. This ambitious film, inspired by Joyce Carol Oates’ bio-fiction about Marilyn Monroe, is highly anticipated in Venice, before its September 28 release on Netflix.

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Virginie Efira and Roschdy Zem in Other people’s children by Rebecca Zlotowski © Julian Torres
Adam Driver as a confused dad, Shia LaBeouf hallucinated and Timothée Chalamet cannibal

The Venice festival, which started on Wednesday August 31 and will end on September 10, has its share of stars and recognized filmmakers, but not yet a great film.

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Don Cheadle and Adam Driver in “White Noise” by Noah Baumbach © Netflix

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