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Venice Days Sidebar to Host International Premiere of BEFORE I DISAPPEAR by Shawn Christensen

Venice Days Sidebar Includes Shawn Christensen, Laurent Cantet, Kim Ki-Duk

By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Tuesday July 22, 2014 @ 6:06am

Ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the Venice Film Festival competition lineup, the parallel Venice Days section has presented its roster. As previously noted, Kim Ki-duk’s revenge drama One On One will open the section out of competition. The Korean helmet’s Pieta won the Golden Lion in 2012. Closing the section is Alex De La Iglesia’s documentary about Argentine football great Lionel Messi. Titled Messi, the film uses reconstructions, archival material and interviews to trace the player’s rise to stardom. Among the competition titles is the world premiere of Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet’s Return To Ithaca. Set in Havana, the film sees five friends reflect on their past and future. The section also hosts the international premiere of Shawn Christensen’s SXSW drama Before I Disappear with Emmy Rossum, Fatima Ptacek, Paul Wesley, Ron Perlman and Richard Schiff. It’s based on Christensen’s 2013 Oscar-winning short film Curfew. Click over for the full Venice Days lineup:

OPENING FILM
One On One, dir: Kim Ki-duk (Korea)
International Premiere

CLOSING FILM
Messi, dir: Alex de la Iglesia (Spain)

COMPETITION
El 5 De Talleres, dir: Adrián Biniez (Argentina)
World Premiere

Return To Ithaca, dir: Laurent Cantet (France, Belgium)
World Premiere

Before I Disappear, dir: Shawn Christensen (U.S., UK)
International Premiere

The Dinner, dir: Ivano De Matteo (Italy)
World Premiere

Les Nuits D’Eté, dir: Mario Fanfani (France)
World Premiere

Patria, dir: Felice Farina (Italy)
World Premiere

Metamorphoses, Christophe Honoré (France)
World Premiere

Between 10 And 12, dir: Peter Hoogendoorn (Belgium, France, Holland)
World Premiere

The Farewell Party, dirs: Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit (Israel)
World Premiere

The Goob, dir: Guy Myhill (UK)
World Premiere

Labour Of Love, dir: Adityavikram Sengupta (India)
World Premiere

They Have Escaped, dir: JP Valkeapää (Finland, Holland)
World Premiere

WOMEN’S TALES
Spark And Light, dir: So Yong Kim (Italy, U.S.)

Somebody, dir: Miranda July (Italy, U.S.)
World Premiere

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
9×10 Novanta, dirs: Marco Bonfanti, Claudio Giovannesi, Alina Marazzi, Pietro Marcello and Sara Fgaier, Giovanni Piperno, Costanza Quatriglio, Paola Randi, Alice Rohrwacher, Roland Sejko (Italy)
World Premiere

Five Star, dir: Keith Miller (U.S.)
International Premiere

The Show Mas Go On, dir: Rä di Martino (Italy)
World Premiere

The Lack, dir: Masbedo (Italy)
World Premiere

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/venice-days-sidebar-2014-lineup/

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