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Venice International Film Festival Lineup Announced

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Miyazaki to be Honored with Life Time Achievement Award

Most of the line-up for the 62nd Venice International Film Festival has been announced. While there are no Japanese movies of any sort in competition for the prestigious Golden Lion, there will be several films screened out of competition, as well as one very special award for Hayao Miyazaki.

Earlier this year it was announced that Hayao Miyazaki would be presented with a special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year's festival. As a part of the special event honoring Miyazaki, the festival will screen Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso and On Your Mark.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will again be screened this year, however this time it will be screened in it's 90-minute entirety. Last year only the short 30-minute version was screened.

In addition, there is a full special retrospective on Japanese Cinema from 1926 to 1978 called "the secret history of japanese cinema." However the festival has yet to announce the retrospective's line-up, it is unknown if any animation will be featured.

The only other Japanese film currently known to be included in the festival will be Takashi Miike's Yokai Daisenso remake.

The fiestival runs from August 31 to September 10, 2005 in Venice, Italy.

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