Thursday, September 1, 2011

68th Venice Film Festival has opened

       On the island of Lido in Italy on August 31, opened the Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica), reported Agence France-Presse. The first time in the history of the festival on the opening day viewers were shown two films at once.

       The event was opened the work of George Clooney, "The Ides of March", part of the main festival program. In the movie, whose plot is based on the events of the presidential campaign in the U.S., Clooney is not only a director, but also played a role and became a screenwriter and producer.

       Following the movie of Clooney's audience was shown a documentary film by Russian director Victor Kosakovskii "IVIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!", which got into the competition program of the festival.

       In total, in Venice will be shown 22 films. Among them are a Russian movie, "Faust" by Alexander Sokurov, as well as "Carnage" by Roman Polanski, "A DANGEROUS METHOD" by David Cronenberg and "Un ete brulant" by Philippe Garrel.

       Another Russian movie, "From Tokyo" by Alexis Herman, Jr., will be presented in parallelel program "Horizons", which includes experimental films of various genres and lengths.

       In the non-competitive festival, among other films will be presented second directorial work of Madonna, as well as filming of Oscar Wilde play, filmed by Al Pacino.

       Chairman of the jury was Darren Aranofski, won the 2008 "Golden Lion" for the film "The Wrestler". The festival will end September 10, 2011.

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