AL PACINO, GUEST STAR AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2014From: 30-08-2014 To: 06-09-2014
- WEBSITE: www.labiennale.org
- LOCATION: Palazzo del CInema
With no doubts, on September 30th Al Pacino has been the day’s special guest star at the 71st Venice Film Festival
The 74-year-old Hollywood legend looked fit and healthy, arriving once again in Venice smiling. The American actor attended the red carpet of Venice Lido for two different films: Barry Levinson’s out-of-competition The Humbling and David Gordon Green’s competition entry Manglehorn. In both films he plays the leading role, a stressed and depressed man, giving the spectators a great performance as always.
The humbling, which runs in competition, is based on Philip Roth’s novel and adapted by Buck Henry. Despite the director and the main protagonist, Hollywood stars, the film was made on a highly contained budget. It’s the story of an aging theater actor at a crossroads (Al Pacino) who has a love affair with a young woman half his age, played by Greta Gerwig. Actually, it offers an intense analysis of the life of an actor in crisis which can be also seen as an analysis of the human being.