Magazine article Screen International

Venice 70th Poster Pays Angelopoulos, Fellini Tributes

Magazine article Screen International

Venice 70th Poster Pays Angelopoulos, Fellini Tributes

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The cinema of Theo Angelopoulos and of Federico Fellini is celebrated in the image chosen for the new official poster of the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

The festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be held at the Lido from August 28 to September 7, 2013.

Created by Simone Massi - the animator, director and illustrator of the festival's opening sequence - the image recalls a frame from the film by Theo Angelopoulos, Eternity and a Day (1998), starring Bruno Ganz. A man seen from behind waves his arms at a boat which, in the distance, is carrying a child and a rhinoceros.

A tongue-in-cheek reference to last year's poster (which was inspired by Federico Fellini's 1983 film, And the Ship Sails On), the poster "marks both continuity and a break with the past. It also invites viewers to look beyond, to roam using their imagination. …

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