Venice Film Festival kicks off award season

In recent years, the festival has had a reputational makeover, enjoying access to big-budget Hollywood movies, as well as critical hits likely to go on to Oscar glory, success and recognition.

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    The Venice Film Festival gets under way on Wednesday.

    In recent years, it has premiered many movies that have gone on to win big at the Oscars.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on how this year, the race for the Golden Lion for best film is wide open.


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