Venice Film Festival 71 – Al Pacino enchanted the Venice Lido
Al Pacino is always Al Pacino. At the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival, the American iconic actor presented two films and moved everybody once again for his incredible performances. In The Humbling, by Barry Levinson, presented out of competition, he plays one of the greatest stage actors of his generation, now on the wane and devoid of his self-confidence. An unexpected and overwhelming woman will give him some consolation. In Manglehorn, by David Gordon Green, in competition for the Golden Lion, he is a blacksmith and former offender living in a small town, who cannot reconcile himself for having given up the woman of his life to carry out a robbery. Another film in competition was 3 Coeurs by Benoit Jacquot, starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni and Charlotte Gainsbourg: three women who compete for love. Michael Alhaique’s debut film Senza Nessuna Pietà produced by and starring Pierfrancesco Favino was presented in the Sezione Orizzonti.