Countdown to Venice International Film Festival it’s just begun. Usually these days the main preparations are completed, films and guests are announced, but the strike of overseas actors slightly spoiled the cards for this and subsequent events. Better start with confidence then, discover the wonders of this seventh art event, and more.
The amfAR AIDS Charity Gala returns to Venice on September 3rd. The celebrity who always supports this noble cause is Leonardo DiCaprio.
Event director and deus ex machina Alberto Barbera has managed over the years to turn Venice into a springboard for the Oscars. It usually wears well, even very well.
A film with Pierfrancesco Favino opens the competition: Commander Edoardo De Angelis is an epic project about World War II.
Question: Damien Chazelle:
We are indebted to this year’s jury president LA LA Land with Emma Stone, the main character of the festival Poor things with Mark Ruffalo. And on August 29, an exclusive evening called “Beautiful Night” is dedicated to him at the Danieli Hotel in Venice.
E: EXCELSIOR HOTEL:
The vibrant heart of many awards, many events and various interviews, it is a safe haven for celebrities who land here to begin their real festival adventure.
F: OLDEST FESTIVAL:
Venice boasts of being the longest running film festival in the world and for this reason the entertainment world respects and reveres it.
G: AUTHOR’S DAYS:
Days of Venice is one of the side sections in relation to the main section with competition films. They often reveal little gems to observe and discover new talents.
H: HOTEL DANIELIE:
The most prestigious Venetian residence remains the Hotel Danieli, which hosts a pre-festival party each year in the presence of the director, dedicated to the President of the Jury with a special menu and cocktails. The precious box of the Laguna, it is immortalized in many author’s films.
I: ITALIAN PAVILION:
The pavilion celebrates and promotes not only films made in Italy, but also events throughout the year dedicated to the seventh art.
D: JONAS CARPIGNANO:
Jury President Orizzonti, director and screenwriter who made his debut in 2015 with Mediterranea.
Named exactly Murderer David Fincher’s new film for Netflix, but unfortunately main character Michael Fassbender won’t be presenting it in Venice due to the actors’ strike.
L: GOLD LION:
The highly prestigious grand prize of the competition, which depicts one of the symbols of Venice, is of great value today, primarily because it is the eve of the Oscars for best film.
The godmother of 2023 is former Bond girl Caterina Murino, to whom Rocio Muñoz Morales symbolically hands over the scepter.
Having a streaming platform has enriched past releases of high-profile projects interpreted by the Hollywood A-List.
This round numbered edition, number 80, generated a lot of anticipation. And, despite the strike of the actors, he strives to keep them on top.
P: KINEO PRIZE:
The Kineo Award celebrated 20 years of excellence last year. Created by Rosetta Sannelli, it celebrates the sensitivity and originality of art.
Question: Questions and answers:
The public has a weakness for those few minutes that bring viewers closer to the artists, during which a bridge can be built between those who created the project and those who benefited from it.
Mimmo Rotella is one of the artists who have received prestigious national and international awards.
S: WEEK CRITICISM:
Criticism Week is one of the most anticipated sections. Last year, a French drag film called Three nights a week.
T: TENNIS CLUBS:
The tennis club has the Hollywood Celebrities Lounge, where stars recharge their batteries and indulge in the most extravagant drinks and desserts (like Isabelle Huppert in 2022). She’s not the only one: the newly opened Nolinski Venezia offers a showroom where beauty is at home and stars choose the perfect style for the catwalk.
W: ELEVEN DAYS:
The duration of the festival turns the entire Laguna into an explosion of creative stimulus and unexpected encounters, from 30 August to 9 September.
V: VIP HALL:
The Sina Centurion Palace in Venice stands out not only for the sophistication of the events, but also for the salon, which year after year becomes a treasure trove of miracles loved by the stars.
W: WOMEN’S TALES MIU MIU:
Every year, Miu Miu celebrates the women behind the camera with two featurettes that tell not only about the female universe, but also about the whole world.
X: XVIII Venice Biennale:
In 1932, the first edition of the festival was celebrated, which still did not include any competition, but equally embraced art in its purest form with the greatest interpreters of the time, from Greta Garbo to Clark Gable.
Y: YOUNG DAD:
Young Popethe series, signed by Paolo Sorrentino, brought scandal and surprise to the Lido and showed how serialization had reached very high standards.
She will be a long absence from Venice: originally it would have been Applicants Luca Guadagnino to open the exhibition. Now everything is back on Commander with Pierfrancesco Favino.