Elisa Sednaoui to be the godmother of the 72nd Venice Film Festival
by Camillo De Marco
- The actress and documentarian, who made her debut in 2010 with Sarunas Bartas, will open the event on 2 September 2015 and will lead the closing ceremony on the 12th
Actress Elisa Sednaoui will be the godmother of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 72nd Venice Film Festival (2-12 September), directed by Alberto Barbera.
Born in Italy in 1987, Elisa Sednaoui grew up in Egypt, Italy and France. After establishing herself as an international model, she made her debut in the film world in 2010, playing the lead female role in Eastern Drift [+see also:
film profile] by Lithuanian director Sarunas Bartas, which was presented in the Forum of the Berlin Film Festival. She also starred in Bus Palladium [+see also:
film profile] (2010) by Christopher Thompson, a movie that was nominated for the César Awards. She was then involved in L’amour dure trois ans [+see also:
film profile] (2012) by Frédéric Beigbeder and The Legend of Kaspar Hauser [+see also:
film profile] (2012) by Davide Manuli, rubbing shoulders with Vincent Gallo, Fabrizio Gifuni and Claudia Gerini in this film presented at the Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2014, she performed in Soap Opera [+see also:
film profile] by Alessandro Genovesi, the opening film of the Rome Film Festival.
In 2015, Elisa Sednaoui made her directorial debut with the documentary Image of a Woman: the movie, which she co-directed with Martina Gili and co-wrote with author and screenwriter Nicholas Klein (Buena Vista Social Club, Million Dollar Hotel), is yet to be released.
(Translated from Italian)
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