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From Penelope Cruz to Cate Blanchett: Venice serves up the stars of the Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival will welcome stars from Penelope Cruz to Cate Blanchett and host the world premiere of directors Darren Aronofsky, Alejandro Inaritu and Luca Guadagnino, organizers said on Tuesday.

79th Annual Celebration “Open Window to the World”

A total of 23 films are competing for the Golden Lion, the top prize given to the best film on the final day of the prestigious festival “Mostra” at the dazzling Venice Lido, which runs from 31 August to 10 September.Artistic director Alberto Barbera condemned the arrest of three filmmakers in Iran earlier this month, calling the 79th annual festival an “open window on the world” during his online presentation, drawing condemnation in the international film community.

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62-year-old, award-winning dissatisfied filmmaker

Zafar Panahi will be competing in Venice this year with his film “Khers Nisth” (“Bears Don’t Exist”), in which he also stars.Panahi, who arrested last week by a court in 2010 for “propaganda against the system”. She ordered to serve six years in prison, won the Golden Lion in 2000 for “The Circle”, a criticism of the treatment of women in Iran.

Hugh Jackman, Timothée Chalamet, Don Cheadle and Colin Farrell

This year’s red carpet should have no shortage of stars, with Julianne Moore presiding the jury, and top talent Hugh Jackman, Timothée Chalamet, Don Cheadle, and Colin Farrell all starring in films in the competition. Spain’s Penelope Cruz, The actress, who won Venice’s Best Actress Award for her work in “Parallel Mothers” last year, returns in “Imensionality,” a family drama set in 1970s Rome by Italy’s Emanuele Crialis.

Australian star Cate Blanchett expected to attend

Tar”, which is American director Todd Field’s third feature.This year marks the return of director Aronofsky to the United States with “The Whale”, a psychological drama in which Brendan Fraser is a rough writer. who tries to be reunited with his estranged daughter.”The Fall of the American Dream,” said Barbera, the subject of the much-anticipated “Bones and All” by Italian director Guadagnino. Timothée Chalamet, Marc Rylance and Chloe Starring Sevigny, the film follows a young woman and drifter who encounters her cannibalism on a cross-country road trip.

British actress Tilda Swinton Joanna Hogg

One of the “most personal” films in the main competition, Barbera said, is “Bardo: The False Chronicle of Some Truths” by Iárritu of Mexico, in which a journalist faces an existential crisis. British actress Tilda Swinton Joanna Hogg’s Mystery- She appears in the drama “The Eternal Daughter”, while Farrell plays one of two longtime Irish friends in “The Banshees of Inishrin” by Martin McDonagh.

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