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Emma Stone in Valentino Couture at the Venice Film Festival

The 71st Venice Film Festival opened with the premiere screening of Birdman directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The opening ceremony screening was attended by the film's stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Ed Norton.

 Venice Film Festival Opening Ceremony
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Emma Stone wore an emerald green Valentino Couture gown with a plunging neckline. The Amazing Spiderman actress also debuted a new short bob haircut while walking the carpet.

Here are some of other looks were loved on the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony.

  • Supermodel Liya Kebede in a black strapless Alberta Ferretti gown.
  • Bianca Balti in Dolce & Gabbana.
  • Constance Jablonski in Alberta Gerretti.

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a dark comedy that tells the story of a washed up actor (Michael Keaton) -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, and Naomi Watts also star in the film that earned positive reviews at the festival.