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69th Venice Film Festival Commences

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69th Venice Film Festival CommencesThe 69th Venice International Film Festival has begin and features the premiere of 18 movies from across the world that will compete at the event. The festival will run until September 8th. As the world’s oldest film festival, the Venice Film Festival’s goal has been to raise awareness and promote international cinema as art, as entertainment, and as an industry.
This year’s festival in particular appears to be a look back at the history of cinema and how it can be preserved. Four of the movies in competition are from U.S. directors and also features showings of some restored classic films and documentaries on cinema from the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts of the Biennale.

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