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John / June 10th, 2021

Jane Campion, a Cannes legend who remains the only female director to have won the Palme d’Or with ‘The Piano,’ will have her latest drama ‘The Power of the Dog’ world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

A Netflix Original, ‘The Power of the Dog’ stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons. The movie’s screenplay was penned by Campion, based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage.

Set in the 1920s, the film is about a pair of wealthy Montana brothers, Phil (Cumberbatch) & George Burbank. Phil is brilliant & cruel, while George is fastidious & gentle. Together, they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. When George (Plemons) secretly marries local widow Rose (Dunst), an angry Phil wages a relentless war to destroy her by using her son Peter as a pawn. The film is produced by BBC Films, Campion’s Bright Star banner & See-Saw Films.

The Venice Film Festival declined to comment.

Campion is no stranger to Venice, where she premiered ‘An Angel at My Table,’ which won the fest’s Grand Jury Prize in 1990, three years before her ‘Piano’ Palm.

Variety understands that ‘The Power of the Dog’ had been invited to world premiere out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival but Netflix opted instead to have it unspool at Venice, where the film can compete. As per a rule set by its administration board, the Cannes Film Festival can’t invite films in competition if they don’t have a local theatrical release planned.

Ultimately, Netflix wasn’t willing to have the movie open theatrically in France in order to get a competition slot at Cannes, & an out of competition slot wasn’t deemed a good enough option, either — even if Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux had vowed to welcome Netflix back to the festival with a glamorous gala premiere.

From Venice, Netflix will also bow Paolo Sorrentino’s personal drama ‘The Hand of God,’ another prestige original that marks ‘The Great Beauty’ director’s return to making a film set, & shot, in his native Naples, 20 years after his feature debut ‘One Man Up’ in 2001.

The Lido in recent years has developed a close rapport with the U.S. streaming giant, having launched, among other titles, Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-autobiographical ‘Roma,’ which won the Golden Lion in 2018 & went on to win 3 Oscars, & Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’ in 2019, which scooped one Academy Award that year.

While Venice is ideally positioned at the start of the awards season (‘Nomadland’ premiered in Venice last year & went on to win the best picture Oscar), Cannes is still revered as the world’s biggest film festival & has served as a prestige launchpad for many Oscar-winning films over the years, including Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite,’ which received the Palme d’Or in 2019 & made history by becoming the first foreign language film to win a best picture Oscar.

As previously revealed by Variety, Venice will also host the highly anticipated world premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ reboot from Warner Bros.

The 78th edition of Venice is scheduled to run Sept. 1-11 as a full-fledged physical event. Bong Joon-ho will preside over the main jury.

Elsa Keslassy & Nick Vivarelli, variety.com



John / June 4th, 2021

Today we’re going back exactly 19 years for the ‘Spider-Man’ Paris Premiere, which was held at UGC Normandie on June 4th 2002. Kirsten attended the premiere with co-star Tobey Maguire & producers Avi Arad & Laura Ziskin.

I’ve added 17 ‘new’ pics to the gallery & replaced 4 of the existing pics with bigger versions.



John / May 28th, 2021

Today we’re going back to May 26th 2004 for the London Premiere of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, which was held at the Vue cinema in Leicester Square. Kirsten attended the premiere with her then boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal who starred in the film. Following the premiere they both attended the after party at the Mint Leaf Lounge in London.

I’ve added 49 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the premiere & after party to the gallery & replaced 15 of the existing pics with much bigger versions.



John / April 16th, 2021

Today we’re going back to April 10th 2002 for the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Cat’s Meow’. Kirsten attended both the premiere, which was held at the Harmony Gold Theatre, & the premiere after party, which was held at Alex Restaurant

I’ve added 74 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the premiere & after party to the gallery & have also replaced 5 of the existing pics with bigger versions.



John / September 25th, 2020

Today we’re going back to September 20th 2004 for the Wimbledon UK Premiere After Party, which was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London. I’ve added 8 pics of Kirsten at the after party to the gallery.



John / September 11th, 2020

Today we’re going back to September 13th 2004 for the World Premiere of ‘Wimbledon’ which was held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. I’ve added 87 pics of Kirsten at the premiere to the gallery.



John / August 14th, 2020

Today we’re going back to August 13th 1995 for the US Premiere of ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ which was held at the Mann Culver Plaza 6 Theatre in Culver City, California. Kirsten was a guest at the premiere & I’ve added 5 lovely pics to the gallery.



John / July 10th, 2020

Today we’re going back to July 12th 1999 for the US Premiere of Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was held at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.

I’ve added 53 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the premiere to the gallery & replaced 10 of the existing pics with bigger versions.



John / May 30th, 2020

Note: Due to a minor website issue yesterday I’m a day late with this update.

Today we’re going back to May 27th 2002 for the Berlin Premiere of ‘Spider-Man’, which was held at the CineStar movie theatre.

Kirsten, Tobey Maguire, William Dafoe & director Sam Raimi attended the premiere & guests included Christina Rau (the wife of the then German President) & Kirsten’s German grandparents Hermann & Ingeborg Dunst.

I’ve added 32 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the premiere to the gallery & replaced 4 of the existing pics with bigger versions.



John / May 15th, 2020

Today we’re going back to May 19th 1997 for the US Premiere of ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, which was held at Universal Studios in Universal City, California.

I’ve added 7 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the premiere to the gallery & replaced one of the existing pics with a bigger, untagged version.



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