Stars arrive for Venice awards ceremony

Stars arrive for Venice awards ceremony

Stars, film-makers and jury members hit the red carpet in Venice ahead of the closing ceremony of the 73rd edition of the world’s oldest film festival.

SHOWS: VENICE, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. RED CARPET

2. EXTERIOR OF LA BIENNALE

3. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND JURY POSING

4. JURY PRESIDENT SAM MENDES

5. JURY MEMBERS WAVING AND POSING

6. VARIOUS ACTRESS PAULA BEER

7. CAST AND DIRECTOR FROM “LA REGION SALVAJE” (THE UNTAMED) WALKING ONTO RED CARPET

8. VARIOUS CAST POSING (L-R) RUTH RAMOS, DIRECTOR AMAT ESCALANTE, SIMONE BUCIO AND ACTOR JESUS MEZA

9. VARIOUS DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR TOM FORD COMING ONTO CARPET

10. VARIOUS FORD POSING FOR PICTURES

11. VARIOUS DIRECTOR ANA LILY AMIRPOUR POSING FOR PICTURES

12. TEAM FROM “ANG BABAENG HUMAYO” (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT) POSING FOR PICTURES

13. DIRECTOR LAV DIAZ

14. VARIOUS TEAM FROM “ANG BABAENG HUMAYO” (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT) POSING FOR PICTURES

15. DIAZ WALKING UP CARPET AND POSING

16. DIRECTOR ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY AND ACTRESS JULIA VYSOTSKAYA WALK ONTO CARPET

17. VARIOUS (L-R) VYSOTSKAYA, KONCHALOVSKY AND YOUNG ACTOR POSE FOR PICTURES

18. VYSOTSKAYA KISSES KONCHALOVSKY ON CHEEK AND WALKS UP CARPET

STORY: Led by Jury President Sam Mendes members of the Venice Film Festival jury mingled with some of the festivals biggest stars on the red carpet ahead of the closing ceremony on Saturday (September 10).

Twenty films compete for the festival’s top prize, the sought after Golden Lion.

Led by director Amat Escalante the team from Mexican fantasy drama movie “La Region Salvaje” (The Untamed) smiled happily on the carpet.

Fashion designer and film director Tom Ford signed autographs as he walked past fans. His second feature film ‘Nocturnal Animals’ starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal screened near the start of the festival.

Filipino director Lav Diaz, known for making long films, was also at the event, his latest drama “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (The Woman Who Left) premiered in Venice last week.

Veteran Russian film maker Andrei Konchalovsk was accompanied by one of the stars of his Holocaust drama “Rai” – actress Julia Vysotskaya.

Meanwhile female director Ana Lily Amirpour who presented ‘The Bad Batch’ was also at the event, as was actor Oscar Martinez who stars in ‘The Distinguished Citizen’.

Now in its 73rd year the Venice Film Festival hands out several awards for categories including best film, best actor and best actress.