• Short Summary

    THE TWENTY-SIXTH VENICE FILM FESTIVAL OPENED LAST NIGHT WITH THE GALA SHOWING OF A FILM CALLED "LA VIEILLE DAME INDIGNE" ("THE UNWORTHY OLD LADY").

  • Description

    THE TWENTY-SIXTH VENICE FILM FESTIVAL OPENED LAST NIGHT WITH THE GALA SHOWING OF A FILM CALLED "LA VIEILLE DAME INDIGNE" ("THE UNWORTHY OLD LADY").PERSONALITIES FROM THE FILM WORLD ARRIVED TO SEE THE PRODUCTION -- WHICH IS NOT ONE OF THOSE COMPETING IN THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL.

    ELEVEN FILMS FROM NINE COUNTRIES WILL COMPETE FOR THE "GOLDEN LION OF ST.MARK" AWARD.THERE WILL ALSO BE AWARDS FOR THE BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS IN A COMPETING FILM.

    AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE FIRST NIGHT SCREENING WAS SYLVIE -- THE FRENCH ACTRESS WHO PLAYS THE LEADING ROLE IN "LA VIEILLE DAME INDIGNE."
    NEAR THE FESTIVAL CENTRE, HUGE POSTERS ADVERTISE THE FILMS THAT WILL BE SHOWN BEFORE THE COMPETITION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 6.A LOT OF THEM ARE NOT COMPETING -- BUT LIKE THE FIRST NIGHT'S PRODUCTION -- WILL ENABLE VISITORS TO SEE LEADING FILMS FROM A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES.

    CRITICISM HAS BEEN LEVELLED AT THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, 65-YEAR-OLD PROFESSOR LUIGI CHIARINI, THAT THE FESTIVAL IS BECOMING TOO SOBER, WITH WORTHWHILE FILMS TAKING PRECEDENCE OVER BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES.PROFESSOR CHIARINI HAD HIS ANSWER FOR THAT ONE."TO PUT TOGETHER A REAL SHOW WE HAVE DECIDED TO ELIMINATE SUPERFLUOUS THINGS," HE SAID."BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT FUNDS I CANNOT STAND ON MY HEAD TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES BROUGHT TO VENICE AS WELL AS GOOD FILMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84QY7KTQUHCUNWYEA6UUNWPIC
    Media URN:
    VLVA84QY7KTQUHCUNWYEA6UUNWPIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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