Wolf Creek 2: howling over the Venetian canals

Greg McLean will terrorise audiences at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, where the film will premiere. Tracks is accepted too but much more respectably.
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Greg McLean will terrorise audiences at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, where the film will premiere. Tracks is accepted too but much more respectably.

As a lowly genre extravaganza, Wolf Creek 2 will run out of competition, but at midnight, leaving its audience to scurry home through the menacing fog off the Laguna.

Venice has announced its first round of official selections in and out of competition, for both its main programme and the Orrozonti/Horizons sidebar.

Australia sees four films selected. Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Micheal Cody’s short Ruin plays alongside New Zealander Leo Woodhead’s short Snap in the Orrizonti programme.

Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2 and Kitty Green’s documentary Ukraine is not a Brothel play out of competition. John Curran’s UK-Australia co-production Tracks screens in the festival’s official competition.

The Venice Festival runs 28 August – 7 September.

Official selection
In Competition

Ana Arabia, Amos Gitai (Isr-Fra)
Child of God, James Franco (US)
Joe, David Gordon Green (US)
Kaze Tachinu, Hayao Miyazaki (Jap)
L’intrepido, Gianni Amelio (Italy)
La Jalousie, Philippe Garrel (Fra)
Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
Night Moves, Kelly Reichardt (US)
Parkland, Peter Landesman (US)
Philomena, Stephen Frears (UK)
The Police Officer’s Wife, Philip Groning (Ger)
The Rooftops, Merzak Allouache (Alg-Fra)
Sacro Gra, Gianfranco Rosi (It)
Stray Dogs, Ming-liang Tsai (Chi-Fra)
Tom a la Ferme, Xavier Dolan (Can-Fra)
Tracks, John Curran (UK-Aus)
Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer (UK-US)
The Unknown Known, Errol Morris (US)
Via Castellana Bandiera, Emma Dante (It-Switz-Fra)
The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam (UK-US)

Out of Competition

Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Shinji Aramaki (Jap)
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón (US)
Moebius, Ki-duk Kim (S Kor)
Locke, Steven Knight (UK)
Unforgiven, Sang-il Lee (Jan)
Wolf Creek 2, Greg McLean (Aus)
Home From Home – Chronicle of a Vision, Edgar Reitz (Ger)
Gondola, Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow (US)
The Canyons, Paul Schrader (US)
Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini, Ettore Scola (It)
Walesa. Man of Hope, Andrzej Wajda and Ewa Brodzka (Pol)

Out of Competition: Documentaries

Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily, Salvo Cuccia (It-US)
Pine Ridge, Anna Eborn (Den)
The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney (US)
Redemption, Miguel Gomes (Port-Fra-Ger-It)
Ukraine is not a Brothel, Kitty Green (Aus)
Con il fiato sospeso, Costanza Quatriglio (It)
Amazonia, Thierry Ragobert (Fra-Bra)
La voce di Berlinguer, Mario Sesti, Teho Teardo (It)
‘Til Madness Do Us Apart, Bing Wang (HK-Chi-Fra-Jap)
At Berkeley, Frederick Wiseman (US)


Je m’appelle Hmmm…, Agnès B. (Fra)
Little Brother, Serik Aprymov (Kaz)
Il terzo tempo, Enrico Maria Artale (It)
Eastern Boys, Robin Campillo (Fra)
Palo Alto, Gia Coppola (US)
Ruin, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Micheal Cody (Aus)
Fish & Cat, Shahram Mokri (Iran)
We are the Best!, Lukas Moodysson (Swe-Den)
Wolfschildren, Rick Ostermann (Ger)
La vida después, David Pablos (Mex)
Algunas Chicas, Santiago Palavecino (Arg)
Medeas, Andrea Pallaoro (US-It)
Still Life, Uberto Pasolini (UK)
Piccola Patria, Piccola Patria (It)
La prima neve, Andrea Serge (It)
Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Sono Sion (Jap)
The Sacrament, Ti West (US)

Horizons: Short Films

Quello che resta, Valeria Allievi (It)
Death for a Unicorn, Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito (Switz)
Kush, Shubhashish Bhutiani (Ind)
Toutes les belles choses, Cécile Bicler (Fra)
Un pensiero kalašnikov, Giorgio Bosisio (It-UK)
Aningaaq, Jonas Cuarón (US)
Blanco, Ignacio Gatica (Arg)
The Audition, Michael Haussman (It)
Hoses with Small Windows, Bülent Öztürk (Bel)
La Gallina, Manel Raga (Spa)
Minesh, Shalin Sirkar (S Afr-Ger-Den)
Stagnant Water, Wang Xiaowei (Chi)
Cold Snap, Leo Woodhead (NZ)
Blacone, Lendita Zeqiraj (Kos)

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