Only four days ‘till the end of the 69th Venice Film Festival, but the aces in the sleeve are still many.
Even though the games seem almost made (the prize for the best film will go either to the Korean’s movie “Pity” or the American’s movie “The Master”), there is always room for surprises and events of the last unsettling moment.
Meanwhile, start the first predictions: Cho Min-soo, the female protagonist of “Pity”, already ranks among the top contenders for the “Coppa Volpi” as Best Actress.
Among the most interesting movie scheduled for today is “The fifth season” by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (a co-production between Belgium, the Netherlands and France). The film is the story of a village in the heart of the Ardennes where a singular disaster happens: the spring never comes. The annual bonfire to celebrate the winter’s end fails to boot, the seeds do not germinate and the cows produce no more milk.
Yesterday also debuted the trailer of the much expected new film by Robert Redford, “The Company You Keep”, with an all-star cast: Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci and Redford himself.
The veteran Hollywood actor is no stranger to the camera: his first film in 1980, “Ordinary People” earned him an Academy Award as Best Director. Over the years he also directed “Milagros”, “The Horse Whisperer” and “Lions for Lambs”
There is no a certain release date for this movie, but there is talk of the next spring; the presentation at the Venice Film Festival will take place tomorrow and after only three days, the film will be at the Toronto Film Festival.