The truth is that for several years now, the Venice Film Festival has begun a mutation in the “Coachella” sense. The red carpet, or what is talked about almost more than competing films, has become a film-oriented version of one of the biggest musical events in the world – Coachella. In both cases, the people who inhabit them have changed. especially in Venice, which opened up the red carpet to non-actors, non-actresses, non-directors, non-intellectuals, and many other non-intellectuals.. Along with those who make a movie, judge it, love it, or gravitate towards it anyway, came the influencers, reality show protagonists, politicians (okay), boyfriends or girlfriends, tiktokers and those who have to google because you can. I won’t even put them back in any of those categories. We like the report card about looks, today, like twenty years ago, we like to admit that the one who wears this outfit exists only for this, just because with his stream of followers, he has a brand that sponsors the trip. It’s not their fault that they get by with these things, but the one who has to fill this red carpet for an illegal number of days, and therefore throws someone inside. Every summer we complain that Coachella is photographing people who, in our undeniable opinion, know as much about music as I do about quantum physics, every September we are horrified by the Lido galleries with non-specialists immortalized.
This year, in order to panic the organizers of Venice, who are obliged to populate this damned carpet, a Hollywood strike of screenwriters and actors has also begun. A strike that has been going on for several months and has one of the most obvious forms of protest against disenfranchisement at festivals, premieres and award ceremonies of stars who worked in the major production houses contested today. questiontherefore, there is no Lido, among others, for Emma Stone, Zendaya, Bradley Cooper.. However, the green light of Giulia Salemi with her partner Pierpaolo Petrelli, Nikita Pelizon, Clizia Inkorvaya, Beatrice Valli and her husband Marco Fantini, Manuel Maraschio and Isabella Recalcati, one of the main couples of the latest edition of Temptation Island.. There is nothing against these characters, but it is quite legitimate to wonder what relation they have to the film screening. Ge Pequeno also asked himself the question in his own way, i.e. fatal anger, who tweeted what many of us think, but then did not put it into words.
An analysis of this phenomenon in 2023 was taken up by Cosimo, aka Ge, who said: “Another Venice (festival) with a red carpet full of jerks, girlfriends and “influential people” that they have never seen a movie about. Less articulated than the other controversies, this time put forward by someone who is definitely in the business, i.e. Pierfrancesco Favino, the Milanese rapper’s punch has nonetheless sparked controversy. Very boring yes, but controversial nonetheless. Obviously, if you take a thought that can also be shared, convey it in aggressive language and do it on a social network, then it may happen that other comments of the same tone will cascade. Lazzu”, “if you were given a ticket, you would not say that”, etc. However, we insist on Ge’s intention, and for a wider and more interesting conversation, however, we cling to one of the best actors and thinkers of our house, and namely Pierfrancesco Favino.What to present on the sidelines of the press conference SlowlyStefano Sollima’s film, in which he starred, once again spoke about the all-American habit of entrusting the roles of Italian characters to foreign actors. And he did not speak in general: he called names and surnames, more precisely, specific films and titles. At first he started with a joke, referring to the movie House of Gucci: “Gucci had a New Jersey accent, didn’t you know that?” Then he went straight to the heart of Venice, challenging the decision to entrust Adam Driver with the role ferrari in the biopic of the same name. Already in February at the Berlin Film Festival, an actor from Commander he said that all of this is happening “in silence, while we are witnessing a worldwide uprising for respect for minorities, idiosyncrasies, nationalities. We are the only country, I can’t think of another: Ridley Scott shoots the Napoleon. in France, but this is an English production, not a French one. And I know for a fact that some French people turn up their noses. But no production will ever dare to ask an American actor to play Yves Saint Laurent.” Well, we’ve brought you two controversies in one fell swoop, controversies that, like the red carpet, are the lifeblood of film festivals, but while the former almost always stay the same, the latter should probably rethink the guest list.