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Venice Film Festival turns 70

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Venice Film Festival turns 70


Venice, the world’s oldest film festival, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year by inviting 70 directors to make micro-short films lasting between 60 and 90 seconds. They will all be screened on the first day of the festival.

A huge range of full-length films will also be screened, both in and out of competition said Artistic Director Alberto Barbera: “It’s a very varied programme this year with big Hollywood films like the opening one which is a really strong film. We also have some of the most radical forms of expression… and in the middle there is everything else.”

Gravity, the long awaited space drama staring Sandra Bullock, will be premiered on the first day of the festival.

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