The Irish-Polish co-production 11 Minutes, which was partly filmed in Dublin earlier this year, is to screen in competition at the world's oldest major film festival, the Venice Film Festival, in September.

Written and directed by Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing, Deep End) and starring Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Good Vibrations), the film is an ensemble piece following the same 11 minutes in the lives of a number of characters. 

Among the titles 11 Minutes will compete against in Venice are Remember, the new film from Felicia's Journey director Atom Egoyan; The Danish Girl from The King's Speech director Tom Hooper; and Beasts of No Nation, which has been directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga.

11 Minutes was co-produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Dublin company Element Pictures and was backed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival runs from September 2 to 12.