The race for the Lion d’Or is on. This Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the stars had made an appointment for the opening ceremony of the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival. The film festival had chosen for its launch to screen Pedro Almodovar’s film, “Madres Paralelas”. We find his favorite actress, Penélope Cruz, who had obviously made the trip for the occasion. The star had chosen to wear a black and white Chanel dress for this red carpet. This is the seventh time, since “Everything About My Mother” in 1999, that the two artists have worked together on a feature film. The film follows two women who gave birth to children at the same time over two years.
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Virginie Efira, who is part of the jury this year chaired by South Korean Bong Joon-Ho, also took part in the opening ceremony, as did Helen Mirren or Isabelle Huppert. Jane Campion in competition for her film “The Power of the Dog” was also in the game. Models Bianca Balti, Sara Sampaio and Barbara Palvin also walked the red carpet, more glamorous than ever.
Three French films will be in competition during this 78th edition: “Another World” directed by Stéphane Brizé, “Lost Illusions” by Xavier Giannoli and “L’Événement”, an adaptation of a novel by Annie Ernaux on abortion by Audrey Diwan. The final prize list will be known on September 11th.