By Film Threat Staff | August 5, 2002

The 59th Venice Film Festival is getting ready to roll out on August 29th – September 8th with 21 films competing for the Leone d’oro (Golden Lion) award. Here is the schedule of films:
“Bear’s Kiss” by Sergei Bodrov(Germany/France/Spain/Italy/Sweden)
“Fuehrer Ex” by Winfried Bonengel (Germany)
“Meili Shiguang” (The Best of Times) by Tso-Chi Chang (Taiwan)
“The Hours” by Stephen Daldry (USA)
“Un Monde presque Paisible” (On the Brink of Peace — unofficial English title) by Michel Deville (France)
“Nackt” (Naked) by Doris Dorrie (Germany)
“Dirty Pretty Things” by Stephen Frears (Britain)
“La Forza del Passato” (The Power of the Past) by Piergiorgio Gay (Italy)
“Nha Fala” (My Voice) by Flora Gomes (Portugal/France/Luxembourg)
“The Tracker” by Rolf de Heer (Australia)
“Julie Walking Home” by Agnieszka Holland (Germany/Poland/Canada)
“Dolls” by Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
“Dom Durakov” (The Madhouse) by Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia/France)
“L’Homme du Train” (“The Man on the Train” — unofficial English title) by Patrice Leconte (France)
“Oasis” by Chang-Dong Lee (South Korea)
“Au Plus Pres du Paradis” (“As Close as Possible to Paradise” — unofficial English title) by Tonie Marshall (France/Spain/Canada)
Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes (USA)
“The Magdalene Sisters” by Peter Mullan (Britain)
“Un Viaggio Chiamato Amore” (A Journey Called Love) by Michele Placido (Italy)
“Frida” by Julie Taymor (USA)
“Velocita Massima” (Top Speed) by Daniele Vicari (Italy).

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