With a star packed line-up Scott Roxborough from trade magazine ''The Hollywood Reporter'' talks about the three hottest films at the Venice film festival this year. He says this is one of the "biggest Venices in the last ten to fifteen years" and it will be packing a punch right from the start.
Back on the Lido two years after he presented ''La La Land'' in Venice, director Damian Chazelle is once again kicking off proceedings at the The Venice Film Festival. "First Man'' starring actor Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong - the first man on the moon - will open the festival on Wednesday (August 29).
And aleady Roxborough said everyone is talking about the movie. Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday Roxborough also said the biggest red carpet event is going to be Lady Gaga for her acting debut in a role made famous by Barbara Streisand in the 1970s. In "A Star Is Born" directed by Bradley Cooper, Gaga plays 'Ally', an aspiring young singer and actress being coached by Cooper's musician character.
Other films to look out for are Mexican film "Roma" from Alfonso Cuaron and "Suspiria", the remake of a 1977 Italian horror classic. From "Call Me By Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino, it stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. With a jury headed by "The Shape of Water" director, Guillermo del Toro, the Venice Film Festival runs from Aug. 29 to Sept 8.
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