Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water.
Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria and Iranian-American cineaste Ramin Bohrani will serve on the panels of jury for the Horizons and First Films sections respectively at the 75th Venice International Film Festival which is slated for August 29-September 8.
Iranian director Amir Naderi ('Vegas', 'Manhattan by Numbers') is to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival(August 31-September 10), dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.
For the first time since Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's lifetime, two of his early paintings of Venice have been reunited. Gallery 19C in Los Angeles has recently acquired both works, which when viewed side-by-side provide a rare opportunity to examine the development of Corot's plein-air painting style in the early formative years when he was in Italy.
In St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal, Venice has some of the world's recognizable tourist attractions. But the Italian city was eclipsed in terms of visitor numbers last year by just three London museums — the Victoria and Albert, Natural History Museum and Science Museum.