You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Disengagement’ set for Venice

Callas documenary also added to Lido lineup

Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as a late addition to the official selection.

Pic by Gitai, who is a longtime Venice aficionado, will segue from the Lido to Toronto.

Venice has also announced another latecomer to its lineup: Maria Callas docu “Callas assoluta,” by Gallic helmer Philippe Kohly, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the famed soprano’s death. Reconstruction of how Callas became a legend, featuring footage set in New York, Athens, Italy and Paris, has been added to Venice’s Horizons sidebar.

Following the Lido world bow, “Callas” will unspool at Milan’s La Scala opera house as part of more extensive Callas commemorations.

The Venice fest runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

More Film

  • avengers infinity war

    CinemaCon: From MoviePass to Saudi Arabia, 5 Things to Look For

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • Rampage

    Korea Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Remains on Top, Sewol Documentary Jumps to Second

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • Trafalgar Releasing Beefs Up U.S. Presence

    Trafalgar Releasing Beefs Up U.S. Presence with Kymberli Frueh Hire (EXCLUSIVE)

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • Amy Schumer'I Feel Pretty' film premiere,

    After 'I Feel Pretty' Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Drops First Trailer

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Drops Lavish First Trailer

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • Fathom Events

    Fathom Events Adding 200 Theaters to Live Broadcast Network (EXCLUSIVE)

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

  • Hostiles 47 Meters Down Indie Films

    Indies Fight to Survive as Marketplace Undergoes Radical Changes

    Amos Gitai’s political drama “Disengagement,” centered around Israel’s 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Studio Canal title, starring Juliette Binoche as a French woman of Israeli origin who returns to the West Bank amid military turmoil, has secured an out-of-competish berth at the Lido, as […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content