67th Venice International Film Festival

From 1st to 11th September 2010, the great event beloved by the many cinema addicts in Italy and abroad comes back in Venice: the International Film Festival, with its 67th edition, once again organized by La Biennale di Venezia.

The aim of the festival is to promote knowledge of the international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance.

This year, visitors will have many surprises, including retrospectives and a homage to renowned personages in order to provide the audience a better awareness of the cinema history.

At the festival there will be 5 international juries that will give the official prizes to the winners belonging to the different sections: Venezia 67 (an international contest for full-length movies, with Quentin Tarantino as the president), Orizzonti (the new movements of the international cinema), Controcampo Italiano (the new styles of Italian cinema), La Situazione Comica (a retrospective section dedicated to the Italian comedy) and Fuori Concorso (works out of the competition created by world-famous directors).

La Belle endormie (Sleeping Beauty) by Catherine Breillat and Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie) by Hong Sang-soo will be the opening and closing movies of the section called Orizzonti.

The screenings are scheduled from 1st to 11th September. Below, you will find some of the side events scheduled for the festival:

On Monday 6th September: at 10 am, Sala Digital Expo, Hotel Excelsior. Seminar “L’export di cinema italiano: dinamiche e volumi commerciali”.

On Tuesday 7th September: during an exclusive evening, which will take place in a top-secret location, Jaeger-LeCoultre will host celebrities and international guests who will have the chance to watch in world premiere some high-quality clocks.

On Friday 10th September: Palazzo del Casinò. The Prize “L’Oréal Paris per il Cinema” organized by L’Oréal Paris and dedicated to talent, beauty and young actresses. The five participants, selected with the help of Art Direction of the festival and voted online by the public, are: Cécile Cassel, Laura Chiatti, Diane Fleri, Vittoria Puccini, Isabella Ragonese.

In addition, from Saturday 28th August to Sunday 14th November, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere e Arti – Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti: “STANLE Y KUBRICK. Fotografo”. Exhibition  created by Rainer Crone and organized by Giunti Arte Arte Mostre Musei in cooperation with the Library of Congress of Washington and the Museum of the City of New York, which will show two hundreds photos created by Stanley Kubrick from 1945 to 1950.

From Wednesday 1st September to Saturday 11th September, Photo Exhibition “Viaggi in Italia 2. Set del cinema italiano 1960-1989”, 1st floor of Palazzo del Cinema: exhibition of 50 black & white photos of the regional locations of the Italian cinema during 30 years.

Cinema, exhibitions, events, passion. A great festival for all cinema lovers!

Further information about this and other events in Venice are available on the website www.aboutvenice.org

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