SIC32: line up of the 2017 Venice International Film Critics’ Week

he Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) is an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30th August – 9th September, 2017). The programme includes a selection of seven debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all presented in world premiere screenings. The selection is curated by the General Delegate of the Venice Critics’ Week Giona A. Nazzaro together with the members of the selection committee Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria. The 2017 official selection includes:


  • Il cratere / Crater by Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi (Italy)
  • Drift by Helena Wittmann (Germany)
  • Les garçons sauvages / The Wild Boys by Bertrand Mandico (France)
  • Körfez / The Gulf by Emre Yeksan (Turkey, Germany, Greece)
  • Sarah joue un loup garou / Sarah Plays a Werewolf  by Katharina Wyss (Switzerland, Germany)
  • Team Hurricane by Annika Berg (Denmark)
  • Temporada de caza / Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola (Argentina, USA, Germany, France, Qatar)

Special event out of competition – Opening film

  • Pin Cushion by Deborah Haywood (United Kingdom)

Special event out of competition – Closing film

  • Veleno / Poison by Diego Olivares (Italy)