70th Annual… Venice Film Festival…

Bernardo Bertolucci... President of the Jury of the 70th Venice Film Festival...

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The city… of unimaginable beauty…

Floating… on canals…

Bridges… gondolas of love…

Venice… a city…

I adore… beyond belief…

A city… enchanted…

A city… of love…

Il faut être… amoureux

Toujours”

It’s… mythical…

A… dream…?

Venice… is holding its…

70th annual Venice Film Festival

Which is already taking place from the 28th of August… to the 7th September 2013…

The great Italian… film director…George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Venice Film Festival...

Bernardo Bertolucci

Is the president… of the Jury…

Eva Riccobono

Will… host…

The opening and the closing nights of the festival…

The Venice Film Festival… or “Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia”  is the oldest international film festival in the world…

Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the “Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica“…

The festival takes place every year in late August… early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy

Screening of films take place in the historic “Palazzo del Cinema” on the “Lungomare Marconi” among other venues…

It is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale (“Biennale de Venezia”)…

The principal awards of the festival are…

Leone d’Oro“… the Golden Lion…

Leone d’Argento“… the Silver Lion… is awarded for the best director…

Coppa Volpi“… the Volpi Cup… is awarded to the best actor and actress…

The international Jury may choose to award a “Special Lion” for an exceptional work to a director or actor of a film in competition…

This year… the Venice Film Festival celebrates its 70th edition with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock acting as astronauts drifting in space… Voila

Scarlett Johansson is an alien roaming in Scotland… and the talented Judy Dench is a single Roman Catholic lady in search of her son she had given up years before…

Mon Dieu

Depressing… bleak… even in some cases… tragic…

It’s a case of films mirroring the very human reality of our times…

Hmmm…

It won’t be easy choosing… for the oscar-winning director… the larger than life Bernardo Bertolucci

and his jury…

70th Venice Film Festival 2013...

Venice… not only is it guilty of being superlatively exquisite… it is also culturally happening…

Venezia

Amore…

Carpe diem…

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