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The 68th Venice Film Festival 2011

16 Aug

By Ozzie

 The 68th Venice Film Festival starts on the 31st of August and ends on the 10th of September. It was founded in 1932 by Count Giuseppe Volpe making it the oldest film festival and one of the most prestigious in the film industry.  The aim of this festival is to showcase the different aspects in the film industry and hand out awards, Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion for best film) and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup for best actor and actress). Darren Aronofsky (director of Black Swan) will be this year’s Head of the Jury to decide the winners. This year’s opening film will be The Ides of March, written and directed by George Clooney and its closing film is Damsels in Distress by Whit Stillman.[1]

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