Cincinnati is on the international silver screen as three locally filmed movies debut at the 79th Venice Film Festival: White Noise, Bones and All and Monica.
The festival, which takes place Aug. 31-Sept. 10, is a competition which describes itself as the "oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious," per its website.
According to Film Cincinnati, the Queen City contenders are in somewhat rare company as only 23 movies will be "juried at the prestigious Italian film fest."
“We are so honored to have three feature films that were shot in Cincinnati be included in the competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival," says Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, in a release. "We are thrilled to be able to share their success with the exceptional cast and crew members that worked on these films in Greater Cincinnati.”
White Noise stars Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Don Cheadle. It's an apocalyptic comedy directed by Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale) and based on the book of the same name by Don DeLillo. It's slated to stream on Netflix later this year and will be the first Netflix film to debut at the Venice Film Festival, says Film Cincinnati.
Bones and All is a coming-of-age tale that blends love and horror in 1980s America from director Luca Guadagnino. It stars Timothée Chalamet — who also worked with Guadagnino on the film Call Me By Your Name — and Taylor Russell as two teenaged cannibals that "meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America," according to a release about the film.
Monica, from Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, stars Trace Lysette and Patricia Clarkson in a tale about a "transgender woman who returns to her home in the Midwest to care for her dying mother," per The Hollywood Reporter. A trailer for Monica hasn't been released yet.