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Venice kickstarts Oscars jousting – Stars, VR and migrants dominate fest

VENICE, Aug 30, (Agencies): The 74th Venice film festival gets underway Wednesday with Alexander Payne’s sci-fi satire “Downsizing” in the high-profile opening slot that is increasingly coveted as a launchpad for the Oscars. Starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, “Sideways” director Payne’s latest quirky creation is a tale of a …

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Magical musical kicks off Venice fest – Star-studded festival under heightened security

VENICE, Aug 31, (Agencies): A bewitching musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will open the Venice Film Festival Wednesday, kicking off a US-heavy line-up of flicks vying for the coveted Golden Lion. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land”, described as a tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals, reunites …

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