Free Screening: Venice Film Festival in LA


Free Screening: Venice Film Festival in LA

Please note…

This online screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Except Arts Circle and Film Lover Members – see ‘Registration Information’ below.

You’re invited to watch a special showcase in our Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room, powered by Vision Media.

The Venice Film Festival in LA is an international showcase, highlighting the work of talented directors from the Orrizonti and Biennale College sections of the Venice Film Festival. In LA for a three-week, immersive Residency with the support of the HFPA, this showcase provides these filmmakers with the unique opportunity to engage with our local and global audiences. After you watch the films, hear from the filmmakers through a series of in-depth conversations, moderated by journalists from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. We are excited to present this showcase, providing you the chance to meet the international talent behind these great films.

Al Oriente

Atahualpa works on the construction of a road to the Oriente. In the area there is a rumor of a treasure hidden at the beginning of the colony. One afternoon, after Rocío, his girlfriend, has left the city, Atahualpa feels a provocation, a distant rumor that takes him back a hundred years.

Al Oriente premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival in the Biennale College.

2021, 100 minutes, color | Directed by José María Avilés | Written by José María Avilés and Felipe Troya | Starring Alejandro Espinosa, Paulet Arévalo, Santiago Villacís Pastor, Oliver Utne | Produced by Julieta Juncadella | Executive Produced by Julieta Juncadella, José María Avilés, Felipe Troya

The Den

Giulio has just turned eighteen and lives in the country with his parents. Once again, he will spend the summer with his family, without ever leaving his home. In the house next door, uninhabited for years, Lia – a bold, grumpy and introverted twenty-year-old girl – arrives. Lia starts Giulio into some strange and increasingly dangerous games. Giulio is deeply attracted to her, but he still hasn’t understood what she’s hiding in that old, abandoned house, where no one is allowed to enter.

2021, 90 minutes, color | Directed by Beatrice Baldacci | Written by Edoardo Puma, Beatrice Baldacci | Starring Irene Vetere, Lorenzo Aloi, Hélène Nardini, Elisa Di Eusanio, Paolo Ricci, Federico Rosati | Produced by Lumen Films


On the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school over their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of the children. Listen portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law, in a desperate struggle to keep their family together.

2021, 74 minutes, color | Directed by Ana Rocha de Sousa | Written by Ana Rocha de Sousa, Paula Vaccaro, Aaron Brookner | Starring Lucia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly, James Felner, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Lola Weeks, Kiki Weeks | Produced by Paula Vaccaro, Aaron Brookner, Rodrigo Areias

Our Happiest Days

Agatha (74) and Leonidas (36) maintain an absorbing mother-son relationship: Agatha never fell in love again and Leonidas does not dare to build a life outside the doors of the family home. One day, Agatha suddenly wakes up in the body of a little girl: as herself, but at the age of seven. The only possible solution after having cut off all ties with the outside world for fear of giving explanations, will be to call Elisa (38), Agatha’s eldest daughter, who despite having become independent a long time ago, will return to the family home to repair wounds that remain open.

Directed by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière | Written by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière and Laura Mara Tablón | Starring Matilde Creimer Chiabrando, Lide Uranga, Cristian Jensen, Antonella Saldicco, Claudio Martinez Bel | Produced by Laura Mara Tablón | Executive Produced by Laura Mara Tablón

Registration Information

Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this online screening starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 3. | Registration is free.

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to this event; email for more information.

How to Watch

At the beginning of the first day of screening availability, event registrants (and guests, when applicable) will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch this title in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room.

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