FACTBOX: Venice film festival line-up in 2009

Thu Sep 3, 2009 3:03pm EDT

(Reuters) - The 2009 Venice film festival, which runs from September 2-12, opens on Wednesday.

Following are the films in the main competition, with the title, director, main production country and some of the stars listed. Dozens more are shown in other sections of the world's oldest film festival.

1. SOUL KITCHEN/Fatih Akin/Germany

2. LA DOPPIA ORA/Giuseppe Capotondi/Italy

3. ACCIDENT (YI NGOI)/Pou-Soi Cheang/Hong Kong

4. PERSECUTION/Patrice Chereau/France

(Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg)

5. LO SPAZIO BIANCO/Francesca Comencini/Italy

6. WHITE MATERIAL/Claire Denis/France

(Isabelle Huppert)

7. MR. NOBODY/Jaco van Dormael/France

(Jared Leto, Diane Kruger)

8. A SINGLE MAN/Tom Ford/U.S.

(Colin Firth, Julianne Moore)

9. LOURDES/Jessica Hausner/Austria

10. BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS/Werner Herzog/U.S.

(Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer)

11. THE ROAD/John Hillcoat/U.S.

(Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall)

12. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (AHASIN WETEI) Vimukthi Jayasundara/Sri Lanka

13. THE TRAVELER (AL MOSAFER)/Ahmed Maher/Egypt

(Omar Sharif)

14. LEBANON (LEVANON)/Samuel Maoz/Israel

15. CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY/Michael Moore/U.S.

16. WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (ZANAN BEDOONE MARDAN)/Shirin Neshat/Germany

17. IL GRANDE SOGNO/Michele Placido/Italy

18. 36 VUES DU PIC SAINT LOUP/Jacques Rivette/France

(Jane Birkin)

19. SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD/George Romero/U.S.

20. LIFE DURING WARTIME/Todd Solondz/U.S.

(Charlotte Rampling, Ally Sheedy)

21. BAARIA/Giuseppe Tornatore/Italy

(Monica Bellucci)

22. TETSUO THE BULLET MAN/Shinya Tsukamoto/Japan

23. PRINCE OF TEARS (LEI WANGZI)/Yonfan/Taiwan/Hong Kong/China

Source: www.labiennale.org

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