The last competition slot in the Venice Film Festival has now been taken: Life Without Principle, the latest film from prolific Hong Kong director Johnnie To, will now be programmed alongside much-anticipated films like Carnage, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Shame, and Alps.

If the punning title didn’t already give you the heads-up, Life Without Principle appears to be a multi-strand thriller with roots in the recent economic crisis. A trailer has been kicking around for a while, originally premiering on Facebook. I was sure we’d run it, mostly because I’m always eager to check out a new To film. But we never did, so have a look at the brief teaser after the break. More story info and the film’s currency-influenced poster await as well. Read More »