The Venice Film Festival or officially called an international exhibition of cinematic arts starts today on the island of Lido for the 73 time, UNIAN.
The festival will be visited by stars of world cinematography, journalists, international criticis and a select audience.
This year the event has a new open-air platform that is a new cinema hall created on the site of long-frozen construction.
For this site, a special non-competitive program "Cinema in the garden "has been prepared, which includes in particular, films of an American James Franco, the Italian Gabriele Muccino, South Korean Kim Ki-duk.
The main competition program, consists of 20 motion pictures, including the works of Wim Wenders, Francois Ozon, Emir Kusturica, Terrence Malick.
The festival will be opened with the screening of a competition program "La La Land" musical film, directed by an American director Damien Shazella, and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.