As Italy prepares to reopen its borders for European travellers on June 3, and regains some modicum of normalcy after being tragically and brutally hit among the worst by COVID 19, Variety reports that the coveted Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned in September.
As per the international portal, the world’s longest-running film festival, with original dates of 2-12 September, will still be running in the same month. The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, the region’s governor, Luca Zaia, confirmed on Sunday.
It appears that the organisers are confident that the festival can run as planned, albeit the nature of it being significantly different, and public health will be given topmost priority. However, the festival has not yet commented on these plans.
However the Venice Biennale – which oversees the festival- has moved its Biennale of Architecture to the next year.