Venice film festival and politics


This video is called Natalie Portman walking the Planetarium red carpet at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

By Rita di Santo in Italy:

Venice film festival

Friday 10 September 2010

It started with a glam opening-night red carpet for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan which saw Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and Vincent Cassel making an appearance.

Then the Venice film festival started in earnest. …

However Essential Killing, from Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, tells the story of a fugitive terrorist Mohamed. Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, he finds a way to run away from a secret detention centre in Poland. Although the existence of secret CIA “black sites” in central Europe cannot be denied, Poland has never admitted it. Taking no sides, Skolimowski portrays men as beasts of nature, with the ferocity of desperation. …

A significant documentary is Sasha Pirker’s The Future Will Not Be Capitalistic. The setting is Paris, the seat of the Communist Party headquarters in France. The individuals who work in this building are the protagonists. Their time determines the film’s speed. Their paths delineate the building.

The use of art as a commentary on social and political injustice is becoming increasingly innovative. Artists are embracing their varied mediums to share stories and ideas calling for a challenge to the status-quo: here.

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