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Luisa Ranieri to be the host of the 71st Venice Film Festival

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On the nights of August 27th and September 6th
05 | 08 | 2014

Actress Luisa Ranieri will be the hostof the opening and closing events of the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
Luisa Ranieri will open the 71st Venice Film Festival on the evening of Wednesday August 27th, on the stage of the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido) for the inauguration ceremony. On September 6th the actress will host the closing ceremony during which the winners of the Lions and the other official awards of the 71st Venice Film Festival will be announced.
The 71st Venice Film Festival will be held on the Lido from August 27th to September 6th 2014, directed by Alberto Barbera, and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Luisa Ranieri made her film debut in 2001 with Leonardo Pieraccioni in Il principe e il pirata (The Prince and the Pirate) and her first experience with auteur films was in Eros (2004), in the episode entitled Il filo pericoloso delle cose (The Dangerous Thread of Things) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, presented at the 61st Venice International Film Festival.
For television, she starred in the role of Assunta Goretti in the mini-series for Rai 1 Maria Goretti (2003), directed by Giulio Base. She then played Maria Callas in the fiction movie for Canale 5, Callas e Onassis (2005) by Giorgio Capitani, and had the leading roles in La omicidi (2004) and Cefalonia (2005), both directed by Riccardo Milani. In 2005, she co-hosted the TV-event Rockpolitik starring Adriano Celentano.
In 2007 she returned to the cinema in the comedy film SMS – Sotto mentite spoglie by Vincenzo Salemme and in 2008 participated in two television productions: O’ professore by Maurizio Zaccaro and Amiche mie by Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero. She also acted in Paolo Genovese’s films Immaturi (The Immature, 2011) and Immaturi – Il viaggio (2012).
In 2009 she was one of the stars in Pupi Avati's Gli amici del bar Margherita (The Friends at the Margherita Café) and in 2010 she acted in the controversial film by Antonio Capuano, L’amore buio (Dark Love).
Between 2009 and 2010 she worked in theatre in L’oro di Napoli by Gianfelice Imparato and Armando Pugliese – a transposition for the stage of the short stories by Giuseppe Marotta made famous by Vittorio de Sica’s film of the same name – in which she played the parts acted both by Sophia Loren and Silvana Mangano. The show played to sold-out audiences.
Luisa Ranieri has done fine work for American and French productions as well: Letters to Juliet (2011) by Gary Winick, Le marquis (2011) by Dominique Ferrugia (2011), and Bienvenue à bord (2011) by Eric Lavaine.
Also in 2011, she participated in the award-winning Mozzarella Stories by Edoardo De Angelis.
In 2014 she acted in two mini-series for television: Gli anni spezzati – Il commissario by Graziano Diana and Il giudice meschino by Carlo Carlei, and she is currently featuring in the new film by Ferzan Ozpetek Allacciate le cinture as well as in Maldamore directed by Angelo Longoni.