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British films bound for Venice

  • Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion will premiere as the opening film for Venice Critics Week

30th August - 9th September 2017

A great selection of new British films will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

In the prestigious competition, director Andrew Haigh will present Lean On Pete, which stars Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny.


Also in competition is Martin McDonagh’s hotly anticipated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage.

Showing out of competition are Stephen Frears’ Victoria & Abdul, starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Eddie Izzard; and David Batty’s documentary My Generation, starring Michael Caine.

In the sidebar Venice Critics Week, Deborah Haywood’s debut feature Pin Cushion will have its world premiere as the opening film. Venice Critics Week head Giona Nazzaro fell in love with the film when he came to London in June for British Council’s selector screenings (read more about our screenings programme here).

You can read Deborah's Spotlight interview here.

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