Official screening

  • saturday, 2 september 2023
Sala Grande
by Baptiste Etchegaray, Giuseppe Bucchi
with Monica Bellucci, Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Penélope Cruz, Virginie Efira, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodóvar, Marco Bellocchio, Damien Chazelle, Audrey Diwan, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Luca Guadagnino, Alberto Barbera, Roberto Cicutto

(2023, France, Italy, 57')

At eighty editions and over ninety years of history, the Venice Film Festival will be narrated by Carla Bruni and by other movie stars that lived and breathed the Festival. Documents and yet-unpublished images will take us backwards in time to the early years of what is the first Film Festival ever produced. We will see the most iconic moments, the scandals, the testimonies of its various seasons.
Divided in three sections, the story begins at the peak of the Festival’s history: red carpets, gorgeous people, glamour. The section is followed by an unconventional narration on cinema, then to the beach of the Lido, by the Festival’s historical venues, and the protest and troubles ignited by some of the titles that passed here. At the end, a point of view on the future, because Venice is a festival that can look into the next big thing, it can innovate, and scout for the talents of tomorrow.

Baptiste Etchegaray, Giuseppe Bucchi

Baptiste Etchegaray is a French journalist and filmmaker. before The Lion’s Share: a History of the Mostra, he made another movie: La première marche (2020), about four students who organized the first Pride parade in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France.
Giuseppe Bucchi is a TV author for Italian state broadcaster RAI and a filmmaker. An expert of cinema, and of the Venice Film Festival specifically, Bucchi worked with the VFF management to create tributes, and is the manager of the VFF’s archive since 2012.

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