Venice Film Festival kicks of in style

MUMBAI: The Venice Film Festival that began last Wednesday will premiere Michael Moore‘s documentary on the U.S. economic meltdown and a drama starring Matt Damon

Capitalism: A Love Story sees Michael Moore take on the corporate bosses with his trademark combative style, bringing the hot topic of economic gloom to the picturesque Lido waterfront while The Informant! directed by Steven Soderbergh featuring Matt Damon as a real-life crooked executive who exposed his company‘s price-fixing tactics, will be screened outside of competition.

This year‘s jury is headed by Ang Lee.

As usual, the film fest promises a global line-up with Egypt‘s The Traveller featuring Omar Sharif. Films from China, Austria, Israel, Japan, France, Hong Kong, Germany and Italy are also likely to be featured at the festival.

The festival will run till 12 September.

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