The Venice Film Festival 2023: A Unique Edition
The competition is now officially open: to kick off the festivities was the beautiful Comandante, the story of Salvatore Todaro now closely associated with Pierfrancesco Favino. A strong and very human film, which saw the actor walk the red carpet accompanied by his family: Anna Ferzetti and their daughter Lea. And then the director Edoardo De Angelis, Silvia D’Amico, Cecilia Bertozzi. The cast, as usual, arrived last and before animating the red carpet were other colleagues, directors, influencers and politicians.
Celebrities and Politicians Celebrate the Opening of the Festival
At the Lido, in fact, both Matteo Salvini accompanied by his girlfriend Francesca Verdini and Matteo Renzi with his wife Agnese Landini have landed. And then the director Liliana Cavani, awarded tonight with the Golden Lion. “I’m the first woman to receive this award, I find it’s not entirely fair. There are screenwriters and directors who work well on par with men: let’s give them the chance to be seen,” she said from the stage. Hosting the event was the godmother, Caterina Murino, who hid the emotion well, helped by a red dress. She greeted the audience “to the talented women and men who give an irreplaceable contribution to the algorithms.” A clear reference to the Hollywood strike also against artificial intelligence.
Venice 2023: An Unforgettable Experience
It is an unusual edition, you cannot pretend not to see. From the temperature (low), to the rain of the vigil, to the absences that cannot be overlooked. But Venice 2023 is alive and we are only at the beginning.