We’re still waiting to hear about the winners from the Venice Film Festival, but arguably the largest international film festival opens on Thursday, with several early Oscar contenders on the bill. 352 films from 61 countries. That’s a lot of film.
Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering,” starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche & Robin Wright Penn;
Steven Zaillian’s “All the King’s Men,” starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and James Gandolfini
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Babel,” starring Brad Pitt
Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby,” with an all-star cast of Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood
Christopher Guest’s “For Your Consideration”; Ridley Scott’s “A Good Year,” with Russell Crowe; Douglas McGrath’s take on Truman Capote, “Infamous”; Pedro Almodovar’s “Volver,” which is sweeping up international awards; Philip Noyce’s “Catch a Fire,” with Derek Luke and Tim Robbins; Kevin Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland,” Todd Field’s “Little Children,” Marc Forester’s “Stranger than Fiction,” with Annette Bening, and hundreds of other international films will all preview.