Venice welcomed more stars, who came to present their latest movies.
My favorite actor Al Pacino along with actress Jessica Chastain were present at the photocall and press conference about "Wilde Salomè". It is the third Al Pacino's movie, which he not only starred in, but also directed. The premiere was in the evening, when Al Pacino was honored by receiving a Golden Lion award, which is the highest prize at the Venice Festival (watch video).
Michael Fassbender presented his second Venice Festival movie "Shame", which turns out to be a dramatic story about a man, who has problems with his sex life. So I'm not surprised that journalists asked him how he feels filming sex scenes. Steve McQueen, who directed this story, also came to support his movie.
And I've heard some nice words about French drama called "Poulet aux prunes" ("Chicken with Plums"), which is based on the novel by Iranian writer Marjane Satrapi. It is directed by its author and Vincent Paronnaud. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Isabella Rossellini. This movie was screened In Competition and got a long standing applause (video).
More about VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2011!
"Wilde Salomè" Press Conference
"Wilde Salomè" premiere - Al Pacino, Lucila Sola
"Wilde Salomè" premiere - Jessica Chastain
Michael Fassbender on "Shame" and sex scenes
"Shame" photocall - Michael Fassbender
"Shame" premiere - Michael Fassbender, Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen
"Poulet aux prunes" Press Conference
"Poulet Aux Prunes" premiere - Mathieu Amalric, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Photos - ZIMBIO