It's gonna be an exciting week for cinephiles in Italy!!!
Back in June, we were pleased to hear that George Clooney's political drama Ides of March would be opening up the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, which starts up tomorrow.
Now, we've got all the deets on the festival, and it looks like it'll be a fantastic event!
Here's what you need to know:
- Madonna's W.E. will premiere here!
- 23 films will compete for the Golden Lion award, to be given out on Sept. 10
- Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky will head the jury for the festival
- 66 films will premiere in total!
- Featured films include new works by directors Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg, Steve McQueen, Abel Ferrara, Todd Solondz, William Friedkin, and Ami Canaan Mann.
Sounds great and all…but what about the new Mike Mitchell film? Are we supposed to believe that festival-goers WON'T get a first look at the third Alvin & The Chipmunks movie?!?!?!?!?
JK…we're excited about the Venice lineup as is. We'll save that one for
theaters video-on-demand redbox cable…maybe…
Are U attending the Venice film festival? Who do U think deserves this year's Golden Lion???
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