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The 64th Venice Film Festival Kicked Off with Pleasing Atonement

August 30, 2007 (4:58 am) GMT
Joe Wright-directed romantic drama "Atonement" made a memorable opening of the festival Wednesday, August 29 with cast and other well-known names attending.
The 64th Venice Film Festival Kicked Off with Pleasing Atonement

The celebration on the world's oldest movie event for the sixtieth four times began yesterday, Wednesday, August 29, as British romantic drama feature "" marked the smooth opening of this year's Venice Film Festival at the historic Palazzo del Cinema.

Outside the building, red carpet was rolled out against the backdrop of a demolition ball smashing through the old Palazzo del Cinema to greet the arrivals of famous figures in movie industry, notably the film's cast , , , and plus director Joe Wright.

Joined the pack were "" director Tony Gilroy and Oscar-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, whose new work "" will encounter its world premiere at the festival. British director and stars of his detective thriller "" and were also spotted to attend the occasion as well as fest artistic director Marco Mueller and Venice Biennale president Davide Croff.

In coming days, names like and are also expected to land their feet at the Lido with to present some advance footage of his starring vehicle "" and bestow pic's director Tim Burton the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on September 5. Fest, running through September 8, consists of lineup that includes Venezia 64-In Competition, Venezia 64-Out of Competition, Orizzonti, Corto Cortissimo, and Secret History of Italian Cinema 4.

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