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Cuarón's Gravity to open the Venice Film Festival


- The thriller set in space and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was entirely shot in the Shepperton studios in London

Cuarón's Gravity to open the Venice Film Festival

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, the new and highly anticipated film by Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá tambiénChildren of Men), starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will open (out of competition) the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival (28 August-7 September), directed by Alberto Barbera.

Alfonso Cuarón’s ties to the Venice Film Festival go back to 2001, when his film Y tu mamá también won best screenplay (by Carlos and Alfonso Cuarón) as well as the Marcello Mastroianni award (Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna). In 2006, Children of Men won best photography, awarding Emmanuel Lubezki, who was also took care of photography for Gravity.

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Gravity, a Warner Bros. Pictures production, is a thriller set in outer space, written by Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón. The producers are Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (from the Harry Potter series). Chris de Faria, Nikki Penny and Stephen Jones are the executive producers. Gravity was entirely shot in the Shepperton studios in London. The film will be distributed across the world in 3D and 2D, as well as in IMAX® movie theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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