American, British films dominate Venice festival lineup
ROME (REUTERS) - New films by British and United States (US) directors Terry Gilliam, Stephen Frears, Jonathan Glazer and James Franco will vie for the top prize at this year's Venice Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.
English-language titles prevail in the lineup of 20 films that will be competing for the Golden Lion award at the 70th edition of the world's oldest film festival, which runs from Aug 28 to Sept 7.
"There are five American films in competition after the addition of Parkland, which is a sign of the vitality and richness of American cinema," festival director Alberto Barbera told reporters.
"The real novelty is represented by three British films in competition. British cinema does not always produce films of such great interest," he said.