Actress Scarlett Johansson wowed film fans at the premiere of her new film "Under the Skin" during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on Sept. 3, 2013, in Venice, Italy. "Under the Skin" was directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Sexy Beast") and stars Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan and Krystof Hádek.
Gracing the red carpet premiere were director Jonathan Glazer, Scarlett Johansson, Lee Eun-Woo, Carmen Chaplin, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, model Elisa Sednaoui and Giovanni Soldini.
“Under the Skin,” is the story of an alien in human form and its journey through Scotland.
"Under the Skin" debuted at the Telluride Film Festival on Aug. 29, 2013. The film is also scheduled to be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 9. As of this date, no released dates into have been published for the film. According to imdb.com it is slated for a wide release in 2013.
“Under the Skin” is one of the 20 films competing for the Golden Lion trophy. The seven other U.S. films also eligible to receive highest honors are:
- “Parkland,” directed by Peter Landesman and stars Zac Efron, Tom Welling and Paul Giamatti
- “The Unknown,” directed by Karl Kozak and stars Dylan Purcell, Brandon Henschel and Miles O'Keeffe
- "Night Moves," directed by Kelly Reichardt and stars Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard
- "Child of God," directed by James Franco and stars James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack
- "The Zero Theorem," directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry and David Thewlis
- "Joe," directed by David Gordon Green and stars Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan and Heather Kafka
The festival runs for 11 days from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com