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The 68th Venice Film Festival has chosen their Italian entries…. 7 of everything.

by Marianne Wi

The hype around the 68th Venice Film Festival starting on the 31st August 2011 is in full swing, they have chosen their Italian entries, always an exciting moment. My lucky number is 7 so I am again getting just that little too excited about it all, 7 shorts, 7 documentaries and 7 features, did that happen on purpose or by change, I want to know as if that was not enough to excite you they will all be world premiers and  all be in competition in their respective groups. Will there be enough awards ? Yes Sir, we have got an additional 2 awards for shorts and documentaries.

The list of the chosen films are:

Not yet issued, lets keep the suspense going just that little bit longer…… I wonder who will be presenting which film.

What we do know for sure is that George Clooney will be opening the festival without Elisabetta Canalis, who will he bring onto the red carpet? I am putting my money on Sandra Bullock although I reserve the right to change that bet anytime I feel like it.

Al Pacino will be receiving the  Premio Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 della Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica  – Award Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker of the 2011 Venice International Film Festival.

I am loving it already.

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