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Venice Film Festival: 77th Edition of festival poised to take place in September as Coronavirus cases come down in Italy

One of the most prestigious film festival, the Venice film festival is going to take place despite fears of Coronavirus. The festival will take place in beginning of September as per its earlier schedule. Luca Zaia, Governor of the region confirmed this news.

Out of all the festivals, the Venice film festival runs for the longest time. The Biennale di Venezia company organizes it. Hollywood actor, Cate Blanchett will be presiding over the 77th  edition of the festival this year.

In a statement, Governor Zaira reported that only few film productions will be attending the event this year. The number of attendees will be less because of the threat imposed by the Coronavirus. The virus has already led to the postponement of the Cannes Film Festival, which was to be held in May.

Italy is slowly lifting all the restrictions and from June 3, travelling restrictions will be eased too. European countries travellers can enter without the need for going into qurantine.

In last year’s edition of the festival, Todd Phillips ‘Joker’ won the Golden Lion award for best film while Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and A Spy’ won the Grand Jury Prize.

It continues to be the world’s most popular and fastest growing festival.

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