George Clooney in Venice to open film festival

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 - 17:49


Hollywood stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have arrived in Venice to open the citys film festival with their sci-fi thriller Gravity.


Wednesdays world premiere of Alfonso Cuarons film will kick off 11 days of screenings and parties as the Italian festival celebrates its 70th edition.


Nicolas Cage, Matt Damon, Zac Efron and Scarlett Johansson are among the other stars expected on the Venice Lido.


Director Bernardo Bertolucci will head this years competition jury.