Every Netflix film headed to the Venice Film Festival 2023
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Every Netflix film headed to the Venice Film Festival 2023

Venice Film Festival’s 80th edition, scheduled from August 30th to September 9th, promises to be an extravagant celebration of cinema, as always. With an exclusive selection of world premieres that will grace the city’s iconic canals, we also have an impressive line-up from Netflix.

The Netflix offerings feature the works of acclaimed directors like Pablo Larraín, Wes Anderson, Bradley Cooper, David Fincher, and J.A. Bayona. 

Mark your calendars and watch out for the release dates of these upcoming gems. Even though these films are gearing up for 2023 releases on Netflix, some of them have not announced a date yet.

Let’s take a closer look at the five Netflix movies that will debut at the festival: 

El Conde

World Premiere, In Competition

Pablo Larraín’s El Conde promises to be a gripping and unconventional tale that revolves around Augusto Pinochet—an aged vampire who has lived in this world for 250 years. Faced with ailments and internal family conflicts, Pinochet decides to put an end to his eternal life. 

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Jaime Vadell, Gloria Münchmeyer, Alfredo Castro, and Paula Luchsinger, under the masterful direction of Pablo Larraín.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (short)

World Premiere, Out of Competition

Wes Anderson brings Roald Dahl’s enchanting tale to life with The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. This short film follows the story of a wealthy man who learns about a guru blessed with the ability to see without using his eyes. Determined to use this skill to his advantage, he sets out on a journey to master the art of cheating at gambling. 

With a star-studded cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade, audiences can expect a whimsical and visually stunning cinematic experience.


World Premiere, In Competition

Bradley Cooper’s Maestro promises to be a fearless love story that chronicles the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. The film serves as a heartfelt love letter to life and art. 

With an ensemble cast including Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman, Maestro promises to be an emotionally charged journey.

The Killer

World Premiere, In Competition

David Fincher’s The Killer takes audiences on an exhilarating ride with an assassin who finds himself entangled in a battle against his employers and his own demons during an international manhunt. 

The film stars Michael Fassbender, along with Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, Gabriel Polanco, Kerry O’Malley, Emiliano Pernía, Sala Baker, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton. With Fincher’s signature style and Fassbender’s powerful performance, The Killer promises to be a gripping, action-packed saga.

Release date: The Killer starts streaming on Netflix from November 10th, 2023.

Society of the Snow

Closing Night Film: World Premiere, Out of Competition

J.A. Bayona’s Society of the Snow brings to life the harrowing real-life story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes in 1972 while carrying a rugby team to Chile. The film focuses on the survival of the 29 passengers out of the 45 who were onboard, trapped in one of the most hostile and inaccessible environments on the planet. 

The cast features Enzo Vogrincic, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Esteban Kukuriczka, and Tomas Wolf.