Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#Venezia74 – Film Festival 2017 - Downsizing - Alexander Payne

Photograph by ASAC courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Alexander Payne
The world premiere screening of Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska) starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig was the opening film, In Competition, of the 74th Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Downsizing follows the adventures of Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), an everyman from Omaha who, along with his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig), dreams of a better life. As the world faces an overpopulation crisis, scientists develop a radical solution that can shrink humans to five inches tall. People soon discover how much further money goes in a smaller world, and with the promise of a lavish lifestyle beyond their wildest imaginations, Paul and Audrey decide to risk the controversial procedure and embark upon an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig, Hong Chau and Alexander Payne


Photograph courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

“I’m excited. Not only is it wonderful that Downsizing was asked to open Venice, but I’ve never been to the festival in my life.”
 Alexander Payne

Photograph by ASAC courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Waiting hours for Matt Damon
#Venezia74 - #BiennaleCinema2017 – Palazzo del cinema
Lido di Venezia
Contessanally – Downsizing surreal prospect and senseless  - 6/10

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