The festival, which runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6, features a lineup of 55 films, 20 of which are in competition. "Birdman" was previously announced as the opener.
Other films vying for the Golden Lion award include Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence," a follow-up to
Among the selections screening out of competition are
Composer Alexandre Desplat will lead a judging panel that includes British actor Tim Roth, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman and Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri.