The Venice Film Festival unveiled the lineup for its 76th edition, which will include high-profile projects like "Ad Astra" with Brad Pitt and "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix.

On Thursday morning, the festival announced the films that will vie for the Golden Lion. While this year's lineup doesn't boast as many big names as last year (when "A Star Is Born" and "The Favourite" ruled the roost), it will feature stars like Meryl Streep in "The Laundromat" and Adam Driver, and Scarlett Johansson in "Marriage Story."

There's already some controversy around this year's festival. Roman Polanski’s "An Officer And A Spy" will have a red carpet premiere in Venice. And only two female directors made it into the competition.

Here's the full 2019 Venice Film Festival lineup:


The Truth, Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Perfect Candidate, Haifaa Al-Mansour

About Endlessness, Roy Andersson

Wasp Network, Olivier Assayas

Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach

Guest of Honour, Atom Egoyan

Ad Astra, James Gray

A Herdade, Tiago Guedes

Gloria Mundi, Robert Guediguian

Waiting for the Barbarians, Ciro Guerra

Ema, Pablo Larrain

Saturday Fiction, Lou Ye

Martin Eden, Pietro Marcello

The Mayor of Rione Sanita, Franco Maresco

The Painted Bird, Vaclav Marhoul

Il Sindaco del Rione Sanita, Mario Martone

Babyteeth, Shannon Murphy

Joker, Todd Phillips

An Officer And A Spy, Roman Polanski

The Laundromat, Steven Soderbergh

No. 7 Cherry Lane, Yonfan


The Burnt Orange Heresy, Giuseppe Capotondi

Seberg, Benedict Andrews

No One Left Behind, Guillermo Arriaga

Vivere, Francesca Archibugi

Mosul, Matthew Michael Carnahan

Adults in the Room, Costa-Gavras

The King, David Michod

Volare, Gabriele Salvatores


Woman, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova

Roger Waters Us + Them, Sean Evans, Roger Waters

Citizen K, Alex Gibney

Angela's Diaries - Two Filmmakers. Part Two., Tervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi

Citizen Rosi, Didi Gnocchi, Carolina Rosi

The Kingmaker, Lauren Greenfield

State Funeral, Sergei Loznitsa

Collective, Alexander Nanau

45 Seconds of Laughter, Tim Robbins

Il Pianeta In Mare, Andrea Segre


Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Tsai Ming-Liang

Electric Swan, Konstantina Kotzamani

Irreversible- Inversion Integrale, Gaspar Noe

ZeroZeroZero, Stefano Sollima

The New Pope, Paolo Sorrentino

Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut, Matt Wells

Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick


Chiara Ferragni - Unposted, Elisa Amoruso

Il Varco, Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini

The Scarecrows, Nouri Bouzid

Effetto Domino, Alessandro Rossetto


Pelican Blood, Katrin Gebbe (Opening Film)

Blanco en Blanco, Theo Court

Mes Jours de Gloire, Antoine de Bary

Nevia, Nunzia de Stefano

Moffie, Oliver Hermanus

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha, Sahraa Karimi

Rialto, Peter Mackie Burns

The Criminal Man, Dmitry Mamuliya

Giants Being Lonely, Grear Patterson

Revenir, Jessica Palud

Verdict, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

Just 6.5, Saeed Roustaee

Zumiriki, Oskar Alegria

A Son, Mehdi M. Barsaoui

Shadow of Water, Sasidharan Sanal Kumar

Sole, Carlo Sironi

Madre, Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Ballon, Pema Tseden

Atlantis, Valentyn Vasyanovych