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The 65th International Venice film festival, directed by Marco Muller, will take place at the Lido of Venice at the historic Palazzo del cinema on the Lungomare Marconi between 27th August and 6th September. The aim of the Festival is to encourage the awareness and the promotion of all of the various aspects of international cinema as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival will present the films competing for the Golden Lion, some of the most important works of the year will screen Out of Competition like “The Burning Plain” with Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger the new film of Pupi Avati “Il papà di Giovanna” and many other films, coming all over the world.while the Orizzonti section is set to provide a picture of new trends in cinema. The international short film competition Corto Cortissimo is also in the line-up of the festival.
The history of the Venice Biennale dates back from 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. In the 1930s new festivals were born: Music, Cinema, and Theatre (the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival ever organized). In 1980 the first Intl. Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at the Venice Biennale.
The Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica) attracts many movers and shakers, stars and icons of the movie business. Hollywood output formed an important part of the programming in the early years, but the emphasis has now switched to European and international films although the odd Hollywood blockbuster still finds its way on to the schedule. Stars Like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jude law, will pass the red carpet of the festival this year. In 2005 the movie Brokeback Mountain with the late Heath Ledger , had won the prize of the Golden Lion.
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