[Epoch Times September 3, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Tong Yijia) On September 1, local time, the 78th Venice International Film Festival opened in the Italian water city of Lido Island.Chairman of the Jury, Director of “Parasitic Upstream” (Lu translated: Parasite)Bong JunhoWith Chinese directorsZhao Ting(Chloé Zhao) and other members of the jury set foot on the red felt together.
Bong JunhoSaid at the press conference, “Venice Film FestivalWith a long history, I am honored to be able to participate in this beautiful film tradition. “And with emotion, the global epidemic forced the closure of movie theaters, hurting many film professionals, but looking back like an experiment, it also showed the vitality of the film. He urged everyone to survive the difficult years together, believing that “the epidemic will end.” , The film will last forever, and the history of the film will not easily stop.”
At the opening ceremony, Roberto Benigni, a 69-year-old famous Italian actor and director, was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement. When Jane Campion, the female director of “Farewell Piano,” introduced him to the show, he kept smiling from ear to ear and raised the trophy to thank the conference for affirmation.
78thVenice Film FestivalThere are a total of 21 entries in the main competition. The new work “Parallel Mothers” by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is the opening film.
The Venice International Film Festival in Italy, the Cannes International Film Festival in France and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany are also known as the three major international film festivals in Europe. The Venice Film Festival will close on the 11th. As the epidemic situation in Italy is still severe, the organizers have adopted strict epidemic prevention measures, including wearing a mask and presenting a vaccination certificate or a negative nucleic acid test certificate, and the occupancy rate of the theater No more than 50% etc.
With “NOMADLAND” (Hong Kong translation: Wandering World, Taiwan translation: Nomadic Life) won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Oscar Best Director, Best Film Chinese DirectorZhao TingLast year, the film won the Golden Lion Award, the highest honor at the Venice Film Festival. Due to the raging epidemic at the time, she could not go to Italy to receive the award in person. This year, 7 filmmakers including her and Korean director Bong Joon-ho were invited to serve as members of the jury of the main competition section of the Venice Film Festival.
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