The Corradi Cinema Lounge at the 77ª Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia, the Venice Film Festival, welcomed Samuele Carrino and Salvatore Esposito from Spaccapietre, as well as its directors Gianluca and Massimiliano de Serio, for day seven. The story focuses on the hiring of illegal labourers in Italy.
Actress Anna Foglietta also appeared as a guest at the Lounge, as did the cast of Giorgia Farina’s Guida romantica a posti perduti, with Clive Owen, Jasmine Trinca, Irène Jacob, and Andrea Carpenzano.
Day eight’s special guest was Alberto Barbera, director of the festival. Of the entrants competing for the Leone d’oro in the festival, the Lounge at the Ausonia Hungaria welcomed Amos Gitai, whose film, Laila in Haifa, deals with the coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis in their contemporary everyday lives. The protagonist, Laila, played by Maria Zreik, sets up an environment in a pub where people can talk about their stories. The film looks at the interconnected stories of five women. Others attending on day seven were Vittorio Sgarbi and Luigi Brugnaro.
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