Venice temporarily became the film capital of the world. The famous film festival started here.
Venice temporarily became the film capital of the world. The famous film festival started here. The oldest film forum lights up its screens for the 66th time.
The show opens with a new epic film by the Italian director, Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore with Monica Bellucci "Bayern". This tape, along with 23 more, will be included in the main competition program. In particular, it announced the debut film by fashion designer Tom Ford "The Bachelor", the director's work of actor Michele Placido "Capitalism: A Love Story" and the new film by the recognized "zombie specialist" George Romero "Immortality of the Dead", ITAR-TASS reports.
Russian films are presented in the special nomination "Horizons". At the same time, the joint project of five young and promising directors Boris Khlebnikov, Ivan Vyrypaev, Pyotr Buslov, Alexei German Jr. and Kirill Serebrennikov "Short Circuit" participates in the competition, and the documentary film "Reading the Siege Book" by Alexander Sokurov is out of the competition.
In addition, Russian actress Ksenia Rapopport will be able to claim the award in the nomination "Best Actress", playing in the debut film of the Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi "Double Hour", which is included in the main competition program.
The international jury of the main competition, which includes Russian director Sergei Bodrov, is headed by two-time Oscar winner and Golden Lion winner Taiwanese Ang Lee.
12 September will be announced the winners of the "Golden Lion of St. Mark" for the best film, the "Silver Lion" for the best director's work, the Special Jury Prize, the "Volpi Cups" for the best performance of male and female roles, the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the best acting debut, Ozella for Best Screenplay and Cinematography.