American representation in Venice also comes in the form of fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut. Yes, the man who once dressed twiggy models in skintight fabrics for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has made a foray into directing, his first feature being A Single Man starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth.
Meanwhile, Moore (that's Michael, not Julianne) was there to promote his project, a love story...or so he says. Capitalism: A Love Story takes aim at monied corporate types and takes a look at the current economic crisis and what led up to it. When it opens on October 2nd, expect plenty shots of Moore yelling into megaphones and attempting to make a citizen's arrest of A.I.G. employees.
The festival closes tomorrow, with the coveted Golden Lion being handed out for best film, so keep an eye out for the winners. We're still trying to figure out why Paris was in attendance—for the Chavez documentary or Moore's corporate cinema showdown?
· Venice Film Festival [Official Site]
· It's Clooney On A Boat! George Sings For His Superfans in Venice [Jaunted]
· Venice Film Festival coverage [Jaunted]
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