The Venice Film Festival Schedule has announced it’s official screening schedule. Matthias is on double festival duty with “Our Souls At Night and “Racer And The Jailbird“. The festival runs from August 30-September 9 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
Our Souls at Night
September 1 | 22:15 Sala Grande | Out Of Competition
Kent Haruf’s work has always had a special place in my heart for its honesty and specificity. I was honored to adapt his last novel to the screen, and to collaborate with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda to tell this story of ordinary people so intensely specific and local, and that’s what makes it universal. We cast extensively locally, and the story gave us a chance to explore the specificities of Eastern Colorado—the landscape that drives these two characters together, the things they like to hear on the radio, and the timeless notion of pretend families. Working with the actors and the land to tell Haruf’s story of this cycle of love and loss that is life, just made me more certain that stuff of great literature exists nowhere else but in our everyday lives, as it always has.
Le fidèle/Racer And The Jailbird
September 8 | 20:30 PalaBiennale | Out Of Competition
For the entire screening and additional screenings be sure to check out the official schedule.