Venecia 2019by nestorjuezrojo | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Movies I saw at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, ranked
1. Ad Astra (2019)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Votes: 62,701 | Gross: $35.40M
4. Madre (2019)
128 min | Drama, Thriller
Ten years have passed since Elena's son, then six years old, has disappeared. Today Elena lives and works at a seaside restaurant until she meets a teenager who reminds her of her missing son.
6. Joker (I) (2019)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".
Votes: 352,278 | Gross: $192.73M
7. The Truth (2019)
106 min | Drama
About a stormy reunion between a daughter and her actress mother, Catherine, against the backdrop of Catherine's latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.
11. Darling (2019)
16 min | Short, Drama, Romance
As a new show is introduced at an erotic dance theatre in Lahore, a sacrificial goat goes missing, a dreamy trans girl desperately tries to become a star and a naive young boy falls in love.
13. The Laundromat (I) (2019)
R | 95 min | Drama
In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.
15. Adults in the Room (2019)
124 min | Biography, Drama
Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. A new government rebels against the EU's iron-fisted rule and inspires millions of Europeans. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.
16. Austral Fever (2019)
21 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Middle-aged Amanda and her teenager son invite his friend to their remote cottage for the holidays. When the friend is wounded, it introduces an unexpected emotional dynamic into the group.
20. Give Up The Ghost (2019)
15 min | Short
Salam's dream of becoming a mother shatters when she finds out that she is unable to have children with her husband. A lifetime of convictions and beliefs are put to the test as Salam realizes she must make a choice.