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Zelensky and Venice Film Festival honor children who died from war

This Wednesday began 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival with the screening of the black comedy Background noiseby the American director Noah Baumbach, in addition to an emotional speech by the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

The president appeared through a recorded message that was played on the screen of the inaugural event to ask those present do not forget the war and its ravages, for example: the children and youths who have died because of the war.

Venice Film Festival 2022 kicks off with ‘Noise in the background’, starring Adam Driver

“Personalities of culture, directors, producers, actors and all those belonging to the film family in the world: Your opinion is important, your word is strong!”Zelensky said in the video.

In addition, the politician presented a list of children and adolescents killed since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, which moved those attending the opening gala in Venice.

Don’t turn your back on Ukraine”, asked the Ukrainian president.

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Venice Film Festival kicks off with the film Background noise

The film event kicked off this Wednesday with the black comedy Background noiseby Noah Baumbach, based on the novel by the famous writer Don DeLillo, with which aspires to get to the Oscar.

Baumbach, author of the successful story of a marriagealso starring Adam Driver, who competed in Venice in 2019, is competing this time with the adaptation of DeLillo’s novel, winner of the 1985 National Fiction Book Award in the United States.

“Baumbach has created an original, ambitious and compelling work of art that plays sparingly across multiple registers: dramatic, tongue-in-cheek, satirical. The result is a film that examines our obsessions, doubts and fears as they were captured in the 1980s, but with very clear references to contemporary reality”, explained the event’s director, film critic Alberto Barbera.

The film, full of sharp dialogues and a climate of existential doubt, opens the 79th edition of the oldest festival in the world, which this year also celebrates its 90th anniversary, despite the fact that it was interrupted by the war and the protest demonstrations in the decade of the 70.

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