List of 23 films selected for the 2010 Venice film festival

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Following is a list of the films that will compete in the September 1-11 Venice film festival.

A 23rd "surprise" entry will be announced on September 6.

"Black Swan" by Darren Aronofsky (US)

"La Pecora Nera" (Black Sheep) by Ascanio Celestini (Italy)

"Somewhere" by Sofia Coppola (US)

"Happy Few" by Antony Cordier (France)

"The Solitude of Prime Numbers" by Saverio Costanzo (Italy)

"Ovsyanki" (Silent Souls) by Aleksei Fedorchenko (Russia)

"Promises Written in Water" by Vincent Gallo (US)

"Road to Nowhere" by Monte Hellman (US)

"A Sad Trumpet Ballad" by Alex de la Iglesia (Spain/France)

"Black Venus" by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)

"Post Mortem" by Pablo Larrain (Chile/Mexico/Germany)

"Barney's Version" by Richard J. Lewis (Canada/Italy)

"Noi Credevamo" (We Believed) by Mario Martone (Italy-France)

"La Passione" (The Passion) by Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy)

"13 Assassins" by Miike Takashi (Japan/Britain)

"Potiche" by Francois Ozon (France)

"Meek's Cutoff" by Kelly Reichardt (US)

"Miral" by Julian Schnabel (US/France/Italy/Israel)

"Noruwei no mori" ("Norwegian Wood") by Tran Anh Hung (Japan)

"Attenberg" by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece)

"Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame" by Hark Tsui (China)

"Drei" (Three) by Tom Tykwer (Germany)