Magazine article Screen International

Venice Adds A Promise; Carrie Fisher Joins Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Venice Adds A Promise; Carrie Fisher Joins Jury

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Patrice Leconte's A Promise will receive its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival, where actress Carrie Fisher has been appointed to the international jury.

A Promise (Une Promesse), the new film by French director and scriptwriter Patrice Leconte, has been added to the Out of Competition section of the Venice Film Festival (Aug 28 - Sep 7), where it will receive its world premiere.

Based on a novel by Stefan Zweig, the film takes place in Germany, in the wake of the First World War, and hinges on a woman who falls in love with the young assistant to her husband, a rich and powerful industrialist. It stars Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Richard Madden.

The festival also announced that Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher will complete the international jury of the Venezia 70 Competition while Mexican director Amat Escalante will complete the international Jury for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film. Escalante won the best director award at this year's Cannes with his film Heli. …

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