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Venice 2018: The First Man by Damien Chazelle opens the festival

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Published on Jul 19, 2018

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First Man (Italian title: The first man) directed by Damien Chazelle (The Land, Whiplash) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, and Claire Foy, produced by Universal Pictures, will be the opening film, in Competition, of the 75th International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of Venice. The announcement of the world premiere of the film comes on the eve of the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

“It is a genuine privilege to be able to present the world premiere of the new, highly anticipated films, Damien Chazelle,” said the director Alberto Barbera. “A personal, charming, and original, and pleasantly surprising in comparison with the other epic films of our times, confirms the great talent of a director is among the most important in american cinema today. We are grateful to Universal Pictures for having accepted to share with us the opening of the 75th International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art with the First Man”.

“I am honored by the invitation to Venice and I am excited to return,” said director Damien Chazelle. “It is particularly exciting that this story is so close to the anniversary of the landing on the moon. I can't wait to bring the film to the Exhibition”.

First Man to be screened in world premiere on Wednesday 29 August in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido of Venice.

Written by the winner of the Oscar Josh Singer (Spotlight), taken from the book by James R. Hansen, First Man is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight saga, the Fault of the stars) with their production company, Temple Hill Entertainment, along with Chazelle. Steven Spielberg, Isaac Klausner, Adam Merims and Josh Singer are the executive producers. The DreamWorks Pictures co-financed the film.

Source: Biennial

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