The 79th Venice International Film Festival is now underway. Night 2 (Thursday, Sep 1) celebrated the premiere of the film Tar, by Todd Field. Cate Blanchett made a dramatic arrival as a crowd of ardent fans cheered on.
Blanchett plays a classical music conductor and composer, and her outstanding performance and critical praise suggests she is a strong contender for the prestigious Coppa Volpi, the award for the best actress in a main role. The star cast, which includes actresses Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss and Sophie Kauer, all beamed with elegance and sophistication on the red carpet.
Notable guests included the elegant Georgina Rodiquez, a Spanish model/dancer and partner of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who added a glamorous and very Spanish flair with her appearance at the premiere.
Thursday also saw the premiere of Bobi Wine: Ghetto President, by Christopher Sharp, a powerful documentary on the life of Ugandan Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie, telling the story of his rise from utter poverty to becoming a voice of the people.
In the evening, we saw the premiere of the Mexican epic comedy film Bardo, directed by Alejandro Iñárritu and starring Daniel Giménez Cacho. The upbeat and energetic cast and director arrived on the red carpet creating an exciting atmosphere in tune with the mood of the film.
Eager crowds gathered early Friday morning to await the arrival of young star Timothée Chalamet for the premiere of Bones and All, from Italian director Luca Guadagnino and also starring Mark Rylance and Taylor Russell.
Stay tuned for continued coverage of the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.