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Venice 2019: First glimpses


DB here:

We’re a bit rushed right now to post, but suffice it to say that we’e already seen Kore-eda’s La Verité, Gray’s Ad Astra, Al-Mansour’s The Perfect Candidate, Sandoval’s Lingua Franca, the restored Oliveira masterpiece Francisca, Larraín’s Ema, and Polanski’s J’Accuse . . . and others. We’ll brief you on these, but I did want to register what fun it was to see a radiant Pedro Almodóvar [2] at his press conference, on the occasion of his receiving the Golden Lion Career Award. A RAI video is here [3].

We’ll soon be putting up more pictures on our Instagram page [4].