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In Pictures: Venice Film Festival 2020

The 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival will go from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12. Italy was among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and the festival will serve as a celebration of its re-opening and a sign that the film world, largely on pause since March, is coming back as well.

September 05, 2020

British actress Vanessa Kirby poses with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the closing ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy.

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Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino poses with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the closing ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy

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Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky poses with the Special Jury Prize he received for "Dear Comrades !" at the closing ceremony of 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy

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Italian screenwriter Pietro Castellitto poses with the Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay, at the closing ceremony of 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy.

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Mexican director Michel Franco poses with the Silver Lion Award for Nuevo Orden "New Order" at the closing ceremony of 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Naian Norvind poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors Diego Boneta, left, and Naian Norvind pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Monica del Carmen poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors James Norton, left, and Daniel Lamont pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nowhere Special' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Yassine Gueye poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Diego Boneta poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Elisa De Panicis poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Donatella Finocchiaro poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Eleonora De Luca poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Luisa-Celine Gaffro poses for photographers, whilst wearing a t-shirt that states "Open Borders Now" at the photo call for the film 'Und Morgen Die Ganze Welt (And Tomorrow The Entire World)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Luigi Petrucci poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'La Verita Su La Dolce Vita' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Tonio Schneider poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Und Morgen Die Ganze Welt (And Tomorrow The Entire World)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Musician Gessica Notaro poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Singer Levante poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Notturno' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy,.

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Actress Anna Foglietta poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Notturno' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Ana Rocha wears a clear protective clear mask as she poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Listen' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The clear masks were used to draw attention to the difficulties deaf people, such as the character Maisie in the film, are having communicating in the current climate when face coverings are essential.

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Director Ann Hui holds her Golden Lion award for Lifetime Achievement during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Bahira Ablassi poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Laila in Haifa' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Jury president Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the red carpet for the Lifetime Achievement award for Ann Hui during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actresses Naama Preis, left, and Bahira Ablassi pose for a selfie photograph at the photo call for the film 'Laila in Haifa' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Maja Ostaszewska poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Sniegu Juz Nigdy Nie Bedzie (Never Gonna Snow Again)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Weronika Rosati poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Sniegu Juz Nigdy Nie Bedzie (Never Gonna Snow Again)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors Christopher Abbott, from left, Katherine Waterston, director Mona Fastvold and actress Vanessa Kirby pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Julia Vysotskaya poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dorogie Tovarischi (Dear Comrades)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Sandra Milo poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dorogie Tovarischi (Dear Comrades)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actresses Weronika Rosati, from left, Maja Ostaszewska and co director Michal Englert pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Sniegu Juz Nigdy Nie Bedzie (Never Gonna Snow Again)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Directors JR, right, and Alice Rohrwacher pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Omelia Contadina (Paesant Homily)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Jury member Ludivine Sagnier poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Christopher Abbott poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Jury president Cate Blanchett blows a kiss upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Khorshid (Sun Children)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actresses Katherine Waterston, left, and Vanessa Kirby pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Sofia Resing poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Mona Fastvold poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Vanessa Kirby poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Arizona Muse poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Gabrielle Caunesil poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Maya Hawke, left, and director Gia Coppola pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film 'Mainstream' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Sofia Resing poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Romola Garai poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Susanna Nicchiarelli poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Mads Mikkelsen, right, and Hanne Jacobsen pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Frida Aasen poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Susanna Nicchiarelli poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Cecilia Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Barbara Ronchi poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress and festival ceremony host Anna Foglietta poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Production designer Pooja Talreja poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Disciple' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Aditya Modak, from right, director Chaitanya Tamhane and producer Vivek Gomber pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Disciple' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Barbara Ronchi poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors Francesco Gheghi, right, and Mattia Garaci, left, pose for photographers with the daughter of Pierfrancesco Favino, Lea upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Francesca Novello poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Padrenostro' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Madalina Ghenea poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Jury president Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Natasha Andrews poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Nicole Garcia poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Stacy Martin poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Taylor Hill poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Pierre Niney poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Amants (Lovers)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Model Taylor Hill poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Jury members Cate Blanchett, left, and Ludivine Sagnier pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Linda Caridi poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Members of the jury, Nicola Lagioia from left, Joanna Hogg, Veronika Franz, Cate Blanchett, Matt Dillon, Ludivine Sagnier and Christian Petzold pose for photographers at the jury photo call during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Singer Elodie poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Tilda Swinton holds a carnival mask as she poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Ester Exposito poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Guests wear face masks and sit at a safe distance as they follow the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido, Italy. The Venice Film Festival will go from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12. Italy was among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and the festival will serve as a celebration of its re-opening and a sign that the film world, largely on pause since March, is coming back as well.

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