Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Germanwings Crash; Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

Read more

#THE 51%

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France's chronic umemployment problem

Read more

FOCUS

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Bistronomy: Stylish and simple eating

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan: 'Turkey may provide logistical support to Saudi-led operation in Yemen'

Read more

#TECH 24

Singularity University: Plotting a high-tech future for humans?

Read more

Culture

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock to open Venice Film Festival

© AFP

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-07-04

Hollywood stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the 70th Venice Film Festival next month with their new movie 'Gravity', a sci-fi thriller in 3D by cult Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron.

Hollywood heavyweights Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the Venice film festival next month with their new movie "Gravity" where they play two astronauts on an ill-fated mission.

The thriller by cult Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron will be shown in 3D on the first day of the festival on August 28, organisers of the yearly film industry gathering said in a statement.

The festival on the Venice Lido runs until September 7.

Cuaron is no stranger to Venice, where he won two awards in 2001 with his film "Y tu mama tambien" - best scenario and best young male talent for its two heroes Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-07-04

  • CINEMA

    Film world leaps to defence of French ‘cultural exception’

    Read more

  • CINEMA

    The silent film that launched 100 years of Bollywood

    Read more

COMMENT(S)