The Sleeper will wake up on September 3 in La Mostra, twelve days before its French release.
That’s it, it’s official. The Venice Festival has just solemnly announced than Dune will make its world premiere at the 78th Mostra, out of competition, on Friday September 3, 2021: Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated SF blockbuster will be released in France on September 15. And in the US on October 1, both in theaters and –to the wrath of its director– streaming for a month on HBO Max.
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Adapted from the eponymous novel (well, from its first half) by Frank Herbert, Dune brings together in an odyssey of space opera gigantic Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård … the Mostra, which will take place from September 1 to 11, is chaired by Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and we will see among others the new film of Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog.
Jane Campion’s new film, distributed by Netflix, will compete at the Venice Film Festival