Magazine article Screen International

Venice Critics' Week 2014 Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Venice Critics' Week 2014 Line-Up

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Nima Javidi's Melbourne and Diego Bianchi's The Market to bookend Venice Critics' Week line-up.

The line-up for the 29th Venice International Film Critics' Week (Aug 27-Sept 6) has been announced.

The opening film, playing out of competition, is Nima Javidi's Melbourne.

The Iranian feature will receive its international premiere at Critics' Week - the independent section of the Venice International Film Festival - dedicated to first-time directors' feature-length films.

Melbourne centres on a young couple on their way to the eponymous Australian city to continue their studies. But just a few hours before their departure, they become involved in a tragic event.

The closing film will be the world premiere of Italian director Diego Bianchi's The Market (Arance e Martello), also playing out of competition.

The satirical comedy, which takes place over one day in the midst of the Berlusconi era in 2011, centres on the life of a quiet corner market, which is shaken when the Municipality decides to close it down. …

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