„Laces“ are distributed for Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, şi Linda Caridi.
Luchetti’s film (“La nostra vita”, “Mio fratello è figlio unico”, “Il portaborse”) will be screened out of competition.
“Recently, we all feared that cinema could disappear. However, during quarantine, he comforted us, like a light shining in a cave. Today I understood something else: that movies, series, novels are indispensable to our lives. Long live the festivals that allow us to celebrate together the true meaning of our work “, Daniele Luchetti transmitted.
The Venice Film Festival has not been opened for 11 years by an Italian film, said artistic director Alberto Barbera. “Supported by an extraordinary cast, the film is also a sign of the promising phase in which Italian cinema is today.”
The drama, based on Domenico Starnone’s novel, will be screened in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema.
Earlier this year, before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, festival organizers announced that Australian actress Cate Blanchett will chair the international jury. They will be joined by directors and screenwriters Veronika Franz (Austria) and Joanna Hogg (UK), writer Nicola Lagioia (Italy), filmmakers Christian Petzold (Germany) and Cristi Puiu (Romania) and actress Ludivine Sagnier (France).
The jury will award the trophies Golden Lion, Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion – directing, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Screenplay Trophy, a special award and the Marcello Award Mastroianni ”for young actors.
As for the Orizzonti section, the jury will be chaired by French director Claire Denis, and the winner of the “Luigi De Laurentiis” award for debut will be led by Italian director Claudio Giovannesi.
The Venice International Film Festival will take place from 2 to 12 September. The selection will be announced on Wednesday.