Here’s the highly anticipate poster for the 73rd Venice Film Festival, this year from August 31 to September 2016.
The press conference to announce the lineup will be held in Rome on July 28, but we do know the opening film, but we do know that the opening film will be La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) and starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend and J. K. Simmons.
“La La Land is a surprising tribute to the golden age of American musicals, from An American in Paris by Vincent Minnelli to New York, New York by Martin Scorsese,” says Festival director Alberto Barbera. “It is a film that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start. If Whiplash was the revelation of a new filmmaker, La La Land is his definitive, albeit precocious, consecration among the great directors of Hollywood’s new firmament.”