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71st Venice International Film Festival 2014

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The aim of the Venice International Film Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.
The 71st annual Venice Film Festival is currently taking place in Venice, Italy between 27 August to 6 September 2014. It is organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido and directed by Alberto Barbera. American filmmakers Thelma Schoonmaker and Frederick Wiseman are the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement award. French composer Alexandre Desplat is the head of the jury for the main competition section.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film Birdman opened the festival. Ann Hui’s drama film The Golden Era will serve as the closing night film. Italian actress Luisa Ranieri will host the opening and closing nights of the festival.
The festival poster paid tribute to François Truffaut, as it featured the character of Antoine Doinel portrayed by Jean-Pierre Léaud from Truffaut’s 1959 drama film The 400 Blows.

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