The schedule for the Venice Film Festival was posted overnight and gives clues about what films we think may play both places.
We already have had some clues. I was already fairly certain about things like Downsizing, The Shape of Water, Wormwood and Human Flow due to their Toronto status or other reporting. Those films seem to be in good shape for Telluride with Venice dates that will allow them to do Venice and then come to T-ride or the reverse...do Telluride and then to Venice.
We also know that Venice director Alberto Barbera has said that there are likely 7-8 films that would play both places.
Downsizing opens Venice on Aug. 30
The Shape of Water plays Aug. 31
Human Flow plays Sept.1...which is probably as late as a film can play Venice and still make T-ride.
Wormwood plays Sept. 6 which would allow a Telluride bow before Errol Morris headed to Italy.
Other films we have been pointing out that fall into either the early or late windows:
Aug. 31-Paul Schrader's First Reformed and (though I haven't had this on my radar) William Freidkin's The Devil and Father Amorth (yes please)
Sept. 1- Andrew Haigh's Lean on Pete and Ritesh Batra's Our Souls at Night
Sept. 6-Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country
Sept. 7-Mektoub My Love Canto Uno
That's six films in addition to the four that we thought were already probable to make the journey. My guess is that the additional three or four are among these.
The full Venice Schedule is here.
More analysis on Monday...