Friday, September 02, 2011

Day 3 – 68th Venice International Film Festival

So last night there was no Jodie Foster at Venice, strange quite strange… but Kate Winslet wore such a special dress that put her in the spotlight above Madonna and everyone else… check the video at yesterday’s post to get a glimpse of the amazing dress.

Venezia 68 -In Competition

Today’s centerpiece is a movie that absolutely calls my attention because story –a period drama- , the amazing cast –love Michael Fassbender plus Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel and Keira Knightley- and most of all a very special/puzzling director: David Cronenberg. I’m talking about A Dangerous Method the dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery that plays with Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, wow! Do I need to say more about story? No.

Late night the premiere of a film that’s must be seen for me Un été brûlant by Philippe Garrel starring his son Louis Garrel and none other than Monica Bellucci. No need to comment more as you all know that I simply LOVE (good) French Cinema.

I imagine that tonight both red carpets will have the awesome real life husband and wife couple of Vincent and Monica, so hope tomorrow to find great photos.

Out of Competition

La Sala Grande will have the screening of Mildred Pierce (episodes 1 and 2) which I absolute loved and highly recommend to watch the first four episodes that are magnificent; unfortunately the quality of the story and some performances in the last two episodes is not as good as in the first four. So we will have Kate Winslet and surely Rachel Evan Wood again today.

Midnight will bring to la Sala Grande China’s Tony Siu-tung’s Baishe Chuanshuo (The Sorcerer and the White Snake) that I’m sure will have amazing visuals but wonder if I ever will see it as the genre disappoints me too much thanks to lame stories that extraordinary visual cannot cover enough for me to enjoy the film.


The section will screen several short and medium-length films, but also feature films like Birmingham Ornament by Andrey Silvestrov and Yuri Leiderman from Russia; Whores’ Glory by Michael Glawogger from Austria and Germany; Hail by Amiel Courtin-Wilson from Australia; Le Petit Poucet by Marina de Van from France; and Photographic Memory by Ross McElwee from USA.

Controcampo Italiano

The section opens today with the screening of the short by none other than Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Il Maestro; followed by the feature film Scialla! By Francesco Bruni. Later in the afternoon, the screening of Out of Tehran – Four Stories by Monica Maggioni and Rudolf Jacobs and L’Uomo che nacque morendo by Luigi M. Faccini.

Giornate Degli Autori -Venice Days

Today the Canada/France production by Jean-Marc Vallée, Café de Flore, a love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. Not particularly fond of Vanessa Paradis but I like the director previous work The Young Victoria, so probably will give film a try.

International Critics’ Week

From Argentina El Campo (In the Open) by Hernán Belón that maybe could be interesting.

The not so serious news

Another day with spectacular photos with Kate Winslet and Rachel Evan Wood, yes will include some from today and the previous days. It’s official Kate is absolutely showing off her fantastic body with great dresses that outline it.

Today photos are fantastic and if you wish to check them the best place is Getty Images where you just enter 68th Venice and enjoy seeing all the great photos that are for sale, that’s why cannot put them here.

Let's start with Kate and Rachel with night and day photos.

Daytime Monica and Vincent

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