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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

64th Venice Film Festival Opening Ceremony


Well, it was a long red carpet arrival with many festival officials, Italian celebrities and some International celebrities like Rupert Everett, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, a very skinny (magrissima!!) Kiera Knightley, James McAvoy and Joely Richardson (Vanessa Redgrave real life daughter) and Joely’s daughter that looks just like them!

The opening ceremony was short with official speeches by La Biennale president and the festival president, and a short speech by Yimou Zhang who presented the Official Selection Jury. The festival president also presented the jury for the Orrizonti section and Opera Prima (first films in all the festival) section.

Well, La Mostra is officially opened and now we just have to wait for the winners, unless you feel like reading gossip about the many international actors that will attend the festival in the following days.

This is the 75th anniversary of this festival and becomes a special and sentimental celebration.

On other news, the screening of Venice’s ‘surprise film’ is scheduled for next Wednesday and the festival director only says that is a brand new film from an Asian master that does not come from China, South Korea or Japan. Well, we will soon enough learn what the ‘surprise film’ is all about.

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