Venice film festival: 75th annual celebration begins

Lights, camera, action: Venice rolls out the red carpet for its Film Festival and Al Jazeera takes a sneak peak at this year's contenders for the Golden Lion.

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    Damian Chazelle's film, First Man, has officially opened the 75th annual Venice Film Festival.

    Renowned for premiering many Oscar winners, the 11-day festival marks the official beginning of award season, but a variety of films are on offer, from documentaries to blockbusters.

    Just who will win this year's top honour, the Golden Lion, is anyone's guess.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Venice.


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