On the island of Lido opened the 71st Venice Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale del Cinema) officially opened on Wednesday evening at the Lido

Live broadcast of the opening ceremony of Europe’s oldest film festival, which this year takes place in the 71 th time, led the State TV and Radio Rai.
On the red carpet have been members of the jury, numerous guests and contestants of the festival, including the opening ceremony of the leading Italian actress Luisa Ranieri, British actor Jude Law, as well as actors Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, who played in the movie “Bёrdmen» (Birdman ) Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inyarittu which opens the film festival.

At the ceremony, there is also the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, who specially arrived in Venice on Wednesday morning.

When all the guests walked the red carpet and are located in the main hall of the Palace Cinema (Palazzo del Cinema), began the ceremony of opening of the festival. Master of ceremonies introduced the members of the jury of various competitive programs and upcoming movies of the show.

In particular, the audience were shown excerpts from the 20 paintings included in the main competition and claiming the statuette of “Golden Lion”. This year, Russia is the new film by Andrei Konchalovsky’s “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna”, which continues the series of works of Russian village, the director started in 1967 painting “The Story of Asya Klyachina who loved, but not married,” and then continued in 1994 film “The Speckled Hen.”

In addition, a special competitive program Venezia Classici, which demonstrates the restored version of the old movies, play the picture George Danelia “I Step Through Moscow” in 1964.

One of the most anticipated guests began the festival is an American actor Al Pacino, who starred in two films of the show – a competitive “Manglhorn» (Manglehorn) David Gordon Green and Barry Levinson film “Humiliation» («The Humbling»), which will be shown out of competition program.

Closure of the 71 th International Venice Film Festival will be held on the evening of 6 September, when the winners will be announced the show. Closing film selected picture Hong Kong director Ann Hui “Golden Age”.

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