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Nastassja Kinski on Venice film fest poster

This year's poster of the 72nd Venice Film Festival has just been unveiled. Conceived and drawn by Simone Massi, the poster in eye-catching shades of blue, features the star of Francois Truffaut's masterpiece, 400 Blows, Antoine Doinel (played by Jean-Pierre Leaud), in the background.

world cinema Updated: Jul 07, 2015 16:29 IST
Gautaman Bhaskaran
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This year's poster of the 72nd Venice Film Festival has just been unveiled, and it reveals a continuation of a theme that began in 2012. Conceived and drawn by Simone Massi, the poster in eye-catching shades of blue, features the star of Francois Truffaut's masterpiece, 400 Blows, Antoine Doinel (played by Jean-Pierre Leaud), in the background. We see actor Nastassja Kinski in the foreground, her appearance probably inspired by Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas.

Kinski is a German actor, whose most celebrated works include Stay As You Are (1978), Roman Polanski-directed Tess in 1979, erotic horror Cat People (1982) and Wenders' Faraway, So Close.

Massi has been drawing the festival's last few posters, and has also created the 30-second signature tune and visual that is screened before every movie at the festival.

The festival -- the oldest in the world -- runs from September 2 to 12, and the official lineup will be announced in Rome on July 29.

(Gautaman Bhaskaran has covered the Venice Film Festival for more than 10 years.)