Venice is synonymous with great cinema and is home to the oldest film festival in the world, an event that has become increasingly crucial in the dynamics of the global film industry. Under the guidance of Alberto Barbera, in his sixteenth directorship, the Lido Festival celebrates a remarkable milestone this year: the 80th edition. “Bond Girl” Caterina Murino will serve as the godmother, while the Competition Jury will be presided over by Damien Chazelle. Chazelle boasts a fortunate relationship with Venice, culminating in the film phenomenon La La Land, which opened the 73rd edition of the Festival in 2016. Emma Stone won the Coppa Volpi for best actress at that event.
In recent years, the Mostra del Cinema has proven to be a highly successful showcase for films that have gone on to win Oscars and Golden Globes. This confirms the Lido of Venice as the capital of world cinema. The festival features a mix of confirmations from established faces and new talents, all presenting stories to share with the world using revolutionary new approaches.