Highlights from the 76th Venice International Film Festival

We check in with film critic Emma Jones, who's been popping into the premières at the Mostra, starting with the festival opener "The Truth" from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. She flags up Nate Parker's latest release "American Skin" as one to watch out for, and we discuss the crop of Netflix-funded productions, including the Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver-fronted "Marriage Story" and Steven Soderbergh's latest film, "The Laundromat".


Starring Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas, "The Laundromat" is inspired by the money-laundering scandal of the Panama Papers.

We also discuss "The Painted Bird", a harrowing feature that has plenty of critics talking. The film is a black-and-white take on the horrors of war-torn Eastern Europe and has been tipped by some to take home the festival’s top prize.

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