On the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival revealing the first round of their slate, the Venice Film Festival has announced their in-competition films, and a handful of features screening out of competition. The festival, which kicks off before TIFF (running September 1-11), has a number of repeats from the Toronto fest, including Black Swan, Barney's Version, Miral, and Norwegian Wood in competition, and The Town outside of competition.

The big coup for Venice -- and the film not listed on TIFF's initial release -- is Sofia Coppola's latest, Somewhere, which sees Stephen Dorff as a Hollywood actor who has to step up and take responsibility for his daughter (Elle Fanning). But there are some other notable productions as well, particularly Three (Tom Tykwer's film about a Berlin couple who -- separately -- fall in love with the same man), 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike's latest about assassins who embark on a suicide mission), and Vincent Gallo's Promises Written in Water. A head-to-toe Gallo production, it's shot in black and white and will hopefully remind us of the talents present in Buffalo 66.

And of course, I can't let you hit the jump for the full list without sharing the two notable out-of-competition picks: Joaquin Phoenix's I'm Still Here, and the grindhouse feature we've all been waiting for -- Machete.
In Competition:

Attenberg -- Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece
Barney's Version -- Richard J. Lewis, Canada/Italy
Black Swan -- Darren Aronofsky, USA
Black Venus -- Abdellatif Kechiche, France
Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame -- Tsui Hark, China
Happy Few -- Antony Cordier, France
Meek's Cutoff -- Kelly Reichardt, USA
Miral -- Julian Schnabel, USA/France/Italy/Israel
Noi Credevamo -- Mario Martone, Italy
Norwegian Wood -- Anh Hung Tran, Japan
La Passione -- Carlo Mazzacurati, Italy
La Pecora Nera -- Ascanio Celestini, Italy
Post Mortem -- Pablo Lerrain, Chile
Potiche -- Francois Ozon, France
Promises Written in Water -- Vincent Gallo, USA
Road to Nowhere -- Monte Hellman, USA
A Sad Trumpet Ballad -- Álex de la Iglesia, Spain
Silent Souls -- Aleksei Fedorchenko, Russia
The Solitude of Prime Numbers -- Saverio Costanzo, Italy
Somewhere -- Sofia Coppola, USA
13 Assassins -- Takashi Miike, Japan
Three -- Tom Tykwer, Germany

[via indieWIRE]
categories Movies, Cinematical