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Wrap Up: 73rd Venice International Film Festival Continues to Mesmerize


I attended my first Venice International Film Festival at the Cinema del Palazzo complex in Lido this year from the Pre-Opening Night event August 30th through Closing Night September 10th, 2016 as an accredited media entity.


The Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world with a history dating to 1932. This year was the 73rd edition showing little signs of its age. Steeped in glamor and tradition, the festival remains a testament to the cinematic arts with its viewing venues and its programming.



Set in Lido with a plethora of screens each only a score or two steps away, these hallowed cinema grounds created a magical setting  adorned with cafes, raised walkways, and abundance of shade trees.




Last night and final view of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee)


The real magic, however, took place inside the cinema!

Leading the way were the spell-binding performances of Lily-Rose Depp and Natalie Portman in Planetarium from Director Rebecca Zlotowski.


Rebecca Zlotowski
Planetarium Director, Rebecca Zlotowski. (Photo courtesy of ASAC Images/Biennale Cinema)


Award-winning, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, took home the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize  for Best Film.  Nocturnal Animals captured my eye and imagination with it’s captivating story lines, exceptionally rich, mise-en-scene and wildly, powerful acting. Damien Chazelle and crew mesmerized audiences with their dazzling La La Land.  The lovely Emma Stone received the Best Actress Silver Lion Volpi Cup for her heartful, soul-revealing performance as Mia.





Director Lav Diaz, left, with Ang Babaeng Humayo film delegation at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of ASAC Images/Biennale Cinema)


This year’s Golden Lion for Best Film went to Lav Diaz for his painstaking drama, Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left), an epic story with a runtime of 226 minutes. The film follows one woman rediscovering her homeland after a 30 year stay in a correctional facility.

For a complete list of winners click here.


Other noteworthy films, not already mentioned, included: Paradise, a Russian Federation film, set amidst the Nazi WWII reign of terror (Director Andrei Konchalovsky garnered Silver Lion for Best Director for his Paradise efforts); Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, winner of the 5th Green Drop Award awarded by Green Cross Italy to films that bring attention to the values of ecology and sustainable development; Jackie, Pablo Larrain’s portrait of the iconic First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Noah Oppenheim won Best Screenplay for Jackie); and Orecchie, a Biennale College – Cinema Production, directed by Alessandro Aronadio and produced by Costanza Coldagelli.



A special note of thanks to this year’s ushers for their efforts in ensuring my safety and well-being at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. Until next year, Ciao’!

Ushers at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee)



*Featured photo courtesy of Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee

Screening today 7 September at the 73rd Venice Film Festival



screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-11-49-54-amScreening in competition in the Sala Grande theatre today: Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey by Terrence Malick (5:00 pm) and Jackie by Pablo Larraín (7:15 pm).

Out of competition, The Journey by Nick Hamm (9:45 pm).
In competition in the Orizzonti section, Kékszakállú by Gastón Solnicki (3:00 pm) and Liberami by Federica Di Giacomo (5:15 pm), both in the Sala Darsena theatre.

Among other screenings today, Orizzonti Short Films (11:00 am) and Robinù by Michele Santoro (9:00 pm) in the new Sala Giardino theatre.
The PalaBiennale theatre features screenings for the public from 1:30 pm until the double screening starting at 8:15 pm.


See you at the cinema!



All the screenings on Wednesday 7 September
Line-up of the 73rd Venice Film Festival

The Burj Khalifa pops up in Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time film trailer

Post by Larry Gleeson

By Chris Newbould

The UAE just can’t seem to stop popping up in movies lately, and the latest appearance finds the Burj Khalifa and surrounding Downtown Dubai popping up in the trailer for Terrence Malick’s epic, 40+ years (and counting) in the making Voyage of Time.

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The film, somewhat bravely, seeks to chart the history of time from its beginning to its end, and features a 40-minute IMAX version narrated by Brad Pitt – himself no stranger to the UAE following last year’s War Machine shoot – while a feature length 35mm version will reportedly be narrated by Cate Blanchett.


We don’t imagine the Burj will take quite such a starring role as it did in, say 2011’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, after all with the entire, as yet unfinished, history of time to squeeze into 40 minutes there’s likely to be quite a bit of competition for airtime, but the aerial shots we see in the trailer are pretty impressive, nonetheless.

The long-awaited movie will finally premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Septemeber, beginning its international roll out the following month.




(Source: http://www.thenational.ae)