The Venice Film Festival is poised to ignite screens with its cinematic grandeur, starting on 30 August and concluding on 9 September 2023. The setting, as usual, will be the enchanting Venice Lido. With a robust lineup of 23 exceptional films competing for top honors, this year's edition promises an exhilarating celebration of global cinema in all its diverse forms.
During the opening night, the festival will unveil its masterpiece, 'Comandante,' directed by Edoardo De Angelis and starring Pierfrancesco Favino. The curtains rise on the evening of August 30, bathed in the Sala Grande of the iconic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido. At the concluding ceremony, the Lions and an array of prestigious awards will be assigned.
Damien Chazelle presides over the jury for the Venice 80 Competition, while Jonas Carpignano will judge the works submitted to the Orizzonti section, and Alice Diop presides over the Venice Opera Prima "Luigi De Laurentiis" competition.
Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Film Festival, told the press: «It will be an edition full of films with the most awaited big films of the autumn season. There will also be many discoveries and surprises. There will be the demonstration that cinema is alive and vital and that there is a generational turnover for which there are many very talented young directors together with the expected great authors that we know and love.»
The Festival aims to promote the diffusion of international cinema in all its forms of art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue.
Within the framework of the Summer School on Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA), jointly developed with Picture People, the participants are going to debate on movies that they will watch at the Film Festival, as “Zielona Granica”; L’anno dell’uovo; “Àmi” and “Tatami”. Additionally, the participants will pay attention to the films 'El Rapto' and 'Hollywoodgate’ and meet the Directors.
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