28 August 2013 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Starwood and Variety held their fifth annual pre-opening-day party on the rooftop terrace of the historic Hotel Danieli in Venice, where the theme this year was La Notte Dei Dreamers (Night of the Dreamers) in honor of Bernardo Bertolucci, jury president of the fest’s 70th edition.

Bertolucci, whose “The Dreamers” launched from the Lido in 2003, praised the highly creative party menu conceived by Starwood Venezia g.m. Antonello De’ Medici and his team, consisting of dishes dedicated, and inspired by, some of his films.

“It had never happened to me before to have my movies — their titles, their concepts — transformed into delicious different interpretations done by chefs,” he said.

“I ate of bit of ‘The Sheltering Sky,’ a bit of ‘The Last Emperor’ and I finished with ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ which was a mix of French and Argentine cuisine,” Bertolucci, in fine fetter, recounted.

The lavish spread included »


- Nick Vivarelli

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