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Venice Film Festival: J-1, the Lido is good to welcome Stars



CINEMA. Venice is preparing for the 69th Mostra.

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Venice Lido is preparing to welcome a host of stars on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 69th Venice Film Festival. Technicians, designers and workers are still busy on Tuesday to give its luster to the Dean of festivals, while a mini-tornado hit Sunday on the Lido, by flying tables and chairs restaurant terraces. Fortunately, more fear than harm.

18 films vying for the prestigious Golden Lion

This year it will be awarded by the jury chaired by American director Michael Mann, surrounded including the French actress and model Laetitia Casta, the Italian director Matteo Garrone and British actress Samantha Morton.

Mira Nair is open

This is the political thriller of the Indian Mira Nair, The fundamentalist despite himself, starring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber, will have the honor to open the ball Wednesday night in a theater of the Palace partially renovated . "This year's grand Palace lobby has been redone completely. There is a concrete project over three years, will allow to completely renew the structures available on the Lido", welcomed the festival director Alberto Barbera, in an interview with AFP.

Famous visitors

It began lifting allow the Mostra d'fitting welcome his illustrious visitor: "There will be many stars this year on the Lido, it Simply browse castings selected movies: Ben Affleck Javier Bardem through Gerard Depardieu, Zac Efron, Shia Labeouf, John Malkovich and Robert Redford, who for the first time come to Venice, "said Mr. Barbera.

"Female side, Claudia Cardinale, Cécile de France, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Hudson, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau, Marisa Paredes, Winona Ryder, Emmanuelle Seigner ..." he listed, while putting the focus on the number of directors present: 21.

Competition

The American Terrence Malick will present To the Wonder (with Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz and Javier Bardem) and Brian de Palma's Passion (Rachel McAdams), while Japan's Takeshi Kitano Outrage offer beyond addormentata Bella and Marco Bellocchio ("Beauty Sleeping in "). Furthermore Bellocchio, two Italian filmmakers included in competition: Daniele Cipri (E stato it figlio) and Francesca Comencini (Un giorno speciale).

French side

Both films will compete After May (Something in the Air) and Olivier Assayas Superstar Giannoli with Kad Merad and Cécile de France - as well as a co-production Belgium / Netherlands / France, The fifth season of Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth.

Out of competition

One of the highlights of the 69th Mostra should be the arrival of Robert Redford, in front and behind the camera, in The Company you Keep, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie. Too much curiosity around the Spike Lee documentary, Bad 25, on the 25th anniversary of the release of the album Michael Jackson Bad. All sections, the Festival will present no less than 50 world premieres.

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