Sep 01, 2020
By Gavin Day
The first in-person cinema showcase of the COVID-19 era kicks off tomorrow in Venice.
The 77th edition of the Venice film festival will run until September 12th. The event comes after the cancellation of Cannes and other festivals going online.
It’s the world’s oldest film festival and it’s going to look completely different from previous editions.
The public won’t be allowed on the red carpet, Hollywood stars and films will be largely absent and face masks will be required indoors and out.
Prior to the pandemic, Venetians had been complaining about too many tourists in the city. Now, the city’s tourism industry is in crisis after months of tourists staying away.