3 Movies Getting Major Buzz at the Venice Film Festival

Rebecca Ferguson and Timothée Chalamet in
Rebecca Ferguson and Timothée Chalamet in "Dune"

The Venice Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in Europe and it’s also where the most anticipated films of the year debut. The festival marks the start of the fall awards season and many films that were pushed back use the event to gain buzz prior to their world premieres. These films are getting major attention at the Venice Film Festival.


Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune has drawn lots of attention and much of it has to do with the all-star cast which includes Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Dave Bautista, among others. The film received an eight-minute standing ovation. Dune‘s about a young Paul Atreides (Chalamet), scion of the noble House of Atreides, which oversees the barren desert planet Arrakis, known as Dune.

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Edgar Weight’s psychological thriller starring The Queen’s Gambit‘s Anya Taylor-Joy, also received a five-minute standing ovation. The film follows Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) as she travels back in time to the 1960s and meets her idol, a singer named Sandy (Taylor-Joy), but her journey is anything but smooth.


Starring Kristen Stewart, Spencer received a three-minute standing ovation. Stewart is expected to receive her first Oscar nomination for the role in which she plays the princess over the course of three days during a Christmas holiday and deals with Diana’s decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing).