When at the end of July Alberto Barbera announced in Rome the line-up of the 70th annual Venice Film Festival, the movie critics were quite surprised to see two documentaries and an animation movie in competition. Barbera in this case took a risk but after the award ceremony that risk will be probably an important signal for the movie industry.

The two documentaries: Sacro Gra by Gianfranco Rosi and The Unknown Known by Errol Morris were very well received by press and public. Rosi won the Go...

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