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At the Venice Film Festival, thermal cameras, Chloé Zhao and out-of-competition gems

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“Mandibles” by Quentin Dupieux © Memento Films Distribution


09/15/20 13h25

In the difficult context of a global pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Venice Film Festival crowned the beautiful Nomadland by Chloé Zhao. But it is on the fringes of the competition that we could glean nuggets like the last film by Quentin Dupieux and a dialogue between Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles.

What does a great cultural event look like in the midst of a global epidemic? This is the question, more than any other, that this 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, the first cultural event, had to answer. of international influence to stand in this world under Covid.

At the cost of draconian sanitary measures (wearing a mask compulsory in all situations, only dematerialized ticket, gap seat between each spectator, thermal cameras, checkpoints where you are challenged to check your temperature at each visit, division of the number of accredited persons by two, ban on parties), the festival was able to take place in a climate that was at least strange.

For the atmosphere, it will be necessary to return to the following world

A predictable discomfort was palpable from the opening ceremony: almost deserted red carpet, white teeth and luscious smiles carpet under the masks and logically half empty room. For the atmosphere, it will be necessary to return to the following world. In the next one, we are already satisfied to be there, despite everything.

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