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London — The Venice Film Festival has added Patrice Leconte’s “Une Promesse,” which stars Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Richard Madden, to its lineup as an out-of-competition screening. The fest also named four other titles to complete the program of the 70th edition.

In addition, the fest tapped actress, scriptwriter and author Carrie Fisher as the final member of the international jury of the Venezia 70 Competition, while Mexican director Amat Escalante will complete the international jury for the Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award for a debut film.

Finally, “Venezia 70 — Future Reloaded,” which is composed of short films made by 70 helmers to celebrate the fest’s 70th anni, will be the second opening film at the opening ceremony. It will be screened on Aug. 28 following Alfonso Cuaron’s ”Gravity.”

“Une Promesse,” which makes its world preem at the fest, was penned by Leconte and Jerome Tonnerre, adapted from the novel by Stefan Zweig. »

- Leo Barraclough

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