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The 70th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido from 28th August to 7th September , directed by Alberto Barbera.

The world’s oldest festival will be inaugurated by the techno-thriller “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in outer space.

Twenty films will vie for the coveted Golden Lion, including Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz and Matt Demon, Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” featuring Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Frears’ “Philomena” with Judi Dench and “Joe” starring Nicolas Cage.

The festival features 53 new feature films, all but two world premieres, with 33 countries represented in the overall selection, which also includes sections on new trends and short films. Five US, four British and three Italian films are competing for the Golden Lion, which will be decided by a jury headed by Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci.

The festival runs from August 28th and it ends on September 7th with the award ceremony.

Read more on our blog: Another Venice