The 73rd International Film Festival has started in Venice. This year, the opening did without traditional festive events. Thus, the organizers of the Biennale expressed their solidarity with compatriots affected by the earthquake.
Let us remind you that tremors in the central part of the country led to significant destruction and death of 260 people, more than 400 were injured.
Two dozen movies will participate in the main program of the movie festival, including "Time Travel" by Terrence Malik, "Beautiful Days in Aranjuez" by Wim Wenders, "Franz" by Francois Ozon, "On the Milky Way" by Emir Kusturica and others. USA in the struggle for the main award - "The Golden Lion" will be represented by the drama "Paradise", which was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Its action takes place during the war, and in the center of the plot are the fate of those heroes, a member of the Resistance, a collaborationist and a German officer.
Outside of the competition program, projects such as the pilot of the "Young Pope" series Paolo Sorrentino, the Western "The Magnificent Seven" by Antoine Fuqua, the action movie "Out of Conscience" by Mel Gibson and others will be shown.
British director Sam Mendes has been appointed chairman of the international jury.
The Topic of Article: Venice Film Festival kicked off without festive events.