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Venice Film Festival unveils a star-studded lineup amid Hollywood strike

By Marianne Garvey
July 25, 2023
July 25, 2023
Left to right: Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Ava DuVernay ( Getty Images )

The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its lineup amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors and WGA writers strike.

Among the films premiering at the 2023 Biennale are new offerings from Bradley Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos, Michael Mann and Ava DuVernay

Opening the festival on August 30 is “Comandante,” an Italian period drama from director Edoardo De Angelis starring Pierfrancesco Favino, who starred in “The Traitor.”

“Society of the Snow” from J.A. Bayona will close the festival on September 9.

Cooper’s second directorial effort, “Maestro,” will play, although it is unclear if Cooper will attend.

Ava DuVernay will compete with her new feature, “Origin.”

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