Films up for Venice film festival's Golden Lion
Twenty-two films - all world premieres - are in the running this year for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival with George Clooney's latest directorial effort opening the show.
The oldest film festival in the world runs from August 31 to September 10 and the official line-up for the 68th edition of the top prize will include a "surprise" film to be revealed closer to the time.
Here are the 21 other films competing as listed by organisers:
"The Ides of March" directed by George Clooney, United States
"Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy", Tomas Alfredson, Britain/Germany
"Wuthering Heights", Andrea Arnold, Britain
"Texas Killing Fields", Ami Canaan Mann, United States
"Quando la notte", Cristina Comencini, Italy
"Terraferma", Emanuele Crialese, Italy/France
"A Dangerous Method", David Cronenberg, Germany/Canada
"4:44 Last Day on Earth", Abel Ferrara, United States
"Killer Joe", William Friedkin, United States
"Un ete brulant", Philippe Garrel, France/Italy/Switzerland
"Taojie" ("A Simple Life"), Ann Hui, China/Hong Kong
"Hahithalfut" ("The Exchange"), Eran Kolirin, Israel/Germany
"Alpeis" ("Alps"), Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece
"Shame", Steve McQueen, Britain
"L'ultimo terrestre", Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, Italy
"Carnage", Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Spain/Poland
"Poulet aux prunes", Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany
"Faust", Aleksander Sokurov, Russia
"Dark Horse", Todd Solondz, United States
"Himizu", Sion Sono, Japan
"Seediq Bale", Te-Sheng Wei, China-Taiwan
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