Venice 2019 Orizzonti

by keithsim | last updated - 24 Aug 2019

"Orizzonti" translates to "horizons" and this section was created to spotlight new talent, which is here in abundance. Other Venice sections: In Competition , Out of Competition - Fiction, Non-Fiction and Special Screenings, Docs About Cinema, Venice Classics

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1. Pelican Blood (2019)

121 min | Drama

5.9
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A woman who trains police horses adopts her second child, a severely traumatised 5-year-old girl. When the girl shows violent and anti-social behaviour, her new mother becomes determined to help her.

Director: Katrin Gebbe | Stars: Nina Hoss, Yana Marinova, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Murathan Muslu

Votes: 360

2. Zumiriki (2019)

122 min | Documentary, Drama

6.4
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A documentary drawn from the director's own family experiences, of living alone in the woods for several months.

Director: Oskar Alegria | Star: Oskar Alegria

Votes: 62

3. A Son (2019)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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11 year old Aziz needs a liver transplant after being seriously injured during a terrorist ambush while on holiday in 2011. At the hospital a family secret will be revealed.

Director: Mehdi Barsaoui | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri, Noomen Hamda

Votes: 632

4. White on White (2019)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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A wedding photographer becomes overly intrigued by a young bride-to-be.

Director: Théo Court | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Ignacio Ceruti, Alejandro Goic, David Pantaleón

Votes: 320

5. My Days of Glory (2019)

98 min | Comedy

5.5
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An actor who enjoyed success in his youth finds his career and life in a downward spiral as he gets older.

Director: Antoine de Bary | Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Emmanuelle Devos, Christopher Lambert, Noée Abita

Votes: 401

6. Nevia (2019)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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Nevia, a Neapolitan girl that comes from a poor family, joins a circus, trying to escape from poverty.

Director: Nunzia De Stefano | Stars: Virginia Apicella, Pietra Montecorvino, Rosy Franzese, Pietro Ragusa

Votes: 194

7. Moffie (2019)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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69 Metascore

A young man in 1981 South Africa must complete his brutal and racist two years of compulsory military service while desperately maintaining the secrecy of his homosexuality.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Kai Luke Brummer, Barbara-Marié Immelman, Michael Kirch, Remano De Beer

Votes: 1,880

8. Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

83 min | Drama

5.9
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Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with ... See full summary »

Director: Sahraa Karimi | Stars: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi

Votes: 104

9. Rialto (2019)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Colm, mid-40s has a comfortable life: a managerial job in Dublin's docks, two teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm's emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay, a 19-year-old who dabbles in ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Mackie Burns | Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson

Votes: 514

10. The Criminal Man (2019)

135 min | Thriller

5.6
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A melancholic witness cannot escape the memories of a murder, that twists his mind and makes him observe the dark sides of his own soul.

Director: Dmitry Mamuliya | Stars: Madona Chachkhiani, Natalia Jugheli, Vladimer Kobakhidze, Goderdzi Liparteliani

Votes: 120

11. Revenir (2019)

77 min | Drama

5.8
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A man in his early thirties returns to the rural farm of his childhood and rejoins the family struggle to get by.

Director: Jessica Palud | Stars: Niels Schneider, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Roman Coustère Hachez, Patrick d'Assumçao

Votes: 321

12. Giants Being Lonely (2019)

81 min | Drama, Sport

5.3
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54 Metascore

A pair of players on a successful high school baseball team, the Giants, come of age in the American South.

Director: Grear Patterson | Stars: Alejandro Castro Arias, Tal Chatterjee, Amalia Culp, Lola Daehler

Votes: 414

13. Balloon (2019)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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A family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

Director: Pema Tseden | Stars: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso, Yangchuk Tso

Votes: 430

14. Verdict (I) (2019)

126 min | Crime

6.0
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Abused and battered wife, Joy, stands up for justice against her alcoholic husband, Dante, in a turmoil process of the justice system.

Director: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez | Stars: Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King, Jordhen Suan, Rene Durian

Votes: 158

15. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 9,124

16. Shadow of Water (2019)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Teenage Janaki departs for a day in the city at dawn. Her suitor has arranged for a ride with his boss, a sullen and dark man who lets Janaki know that he knows she's there without her mother's permission.

Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan | Stars: Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George, Jolly Chirayath, Reeba George

Votes: 279

17. Sole (2019)

102 min | Drama

5.6
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Lena is seven months pregnant and she's ready to sell the baby in her belly. Ermanno agrees to pretend to be the father. Fabio, the uncle of Ermanno, will pay them to buy the child that he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Sironi | Stars: Claudio Segaluscio, Sandra Drzymalska, Bruno Buzzi, Marco Felli

Votes: 455

18. Mother (2019)

128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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73 Metascore

Ten years have passed since Elena's son, then six years old, has disappeared. Today Elena lives and works at a seaside restaurant until she meets a teenager who reminds her of her missing son.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Alex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny

Votes: 1,275

19. Atlantis (2019)

106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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85 Metascore

A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych | Stars: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak, Lily Hyde

Votes: 1,156




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