Mostra del Cinema di Venezia
Let’s bring things right up to date with the 70th Venice Film Festival. This is the oldest international film festival in the world and is set on the lovely Lido at the historic Palazzo del Cinema. If you are a bit of a film buff and love to seek out new and contemporary work then this is ideal for you. As well as showing loads of top films, the festival aims to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry. You are likely to spot some big Hollywood names with the likes of Robert Redford, Kate Hudson, Ray Liotta and Pierce Brosnan having graced the red carpet. Last year’s opening film Mira Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” shows the quality of the entries and this year’s promises to be no less thought provoking.