Venice Film Festival Director Thinks The Joker Film Will Be In The Running For An Oscar

Following the premiere of Joker at the Venice Film Festival, the festival’s director Alberto Barbera praised Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the titular character.

“I think they made a good choice. The right choice. The film deserves the reception it is getting, It goes beyond the boundaries of the genre. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is outstanding and Todd Phillips did a great job.”

When asked about Oscar buzz, Barbera was sure that the film will be in the running for an Academy Award.

“Absolutely, it will be in the running.”

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, Robert De NiroZazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy. Directed by Todd Phillips, the R-rated movie is set to release October 4.

Check out the final trailer here.

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