Venice: 2015 Film Festival Poster Unveiled

Venice Film Festival

Nastassja Kinski and Jean-Pierre Leaud grace the display.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival has unveiled its official poster, featuring a duo of art-house icons.

Nastassja Kinski graces the foreground, reminiscent of Wim Wenders Paris, Texas. In the background of the poster, Truffaut’s famous character Antoine Doinel, played by Jean-Pierre Leaud in the final frame from The Four Hundred Blows can be seen. The character was the subject of last year’s official poster.

Milan-based Studio Graph.X has designed the poster for the fourth consecutive year, based on illustrations by Simone Massi.

The four posters, starting with the one from 2012, are meant to be viewed as one continuous story, generating a mise en abyme effect while taking bits and pieces from various films, including Theo Angelopoulos Eternity and a Day and Federico Fellini’s And the Ship Sails On. Festivalgoers are invited to create their own stories from the images.

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival will be directed again by Alberto Barbera, organized by the Biennale and chaired by Paolo Baratta. Alfonso Cuaron will serve as jury president. It runs from Sept. 2 to 12.

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