Sala Web is back to stream Venice Film Festival titles online
by Camillo De Marco
- The virtual cinema’s programme is made up of a selection of five features from all over the world, from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Sconfini sections
The eighth edition of Sala Web is set to unspool alongside the 2019 Venice Film Festival, allowing visitors to watch films being world-premiered in the festival’s Official Selection online, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 places for each viewing. Each title (which will be screened in its original language with subtitles in Italian and English) will be available to view via streaming on the website www.labiennale.org, starting from 9pm (Italian time) on the day of the movie’s official screening on the Lido, up until 19 September. The streaming itself is handled by Festival Scope in partnership with MYmovies. Since 22 August, it has been possible to buy all five titles included in Sala Web: following registration, you can pay for a single ticket (€4) or a five-film pass (€10), which will permit you to watch each film only once.
This gives the film-loving public from all over the world the chance to discover auteurs and movies from the Venice Film Festival, hailing from Georgia, India, Iran, Romania, Spain and Tunisia. From 29 August, The Scarecrows [+see also:
film profile] by Nouri Bouzid (Tunisia/Morocco/Luxembourg), from the Sconfini section, will be available to stream. From 3 September, Just 6.5 by Saeed Roustaee (Iran) will be on show, from Orizzonti. They will be followed by Collective [+see also:
film profile] by multi-award-winning German-Romanian documentarian Alexander Nanau (Romania/Luxembourg), Out of Competition; The Criminal Man [+see also:
film profile] by Dmitry Mamuliya (Georgia/Russia); and Zumiriki [+see also:
film profile] by Oskar Alegria (Spain), both from Orizzonti.
(Translated from Italian)
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