Venice Film Festival 2021 continues its work. Several premieres were held yesterday within the framework of the show, and just a few hours ago the photocall of Denis Villeneuve's new painting “Dune” was completed. The filmmaker came to the meeting with the press along with the performers of key roles in the new fantastic drama – Timothy Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem.
Zendaya appeared in front of reporters on the red carpet in an original white dress with a satin pink bow at the hips and a deep slit. The image of the actress was complemented by an elongated black jacket and black pumps. Her co-star Rebecca Ferguson chose a short black dress with bright embroidery on the chest and original platform ankle boots for the photocall.
Most of the rest attracted the attention of the leading actor Timothy Chalamet. The actor, as usual, was in a good mood, smiled a lot, willingly posed with director Denis Villeneuve and other cast actors.
Denis Villeneuve and Timothy Chalamet
Timothy Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson
The film “Dune” is one of the most anticipated at the festival. The tape was not included in the main program of the competition, but its world premiere will take place within the framework of the show. The new work of Villeneuve, known to viewers for the films Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, has already been dubbed one of the brightest premieres of this fall in film circles.
The script for “Dunes” is based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name. The film is set in the distant future when Duke Leto Atreides (played by Oscar Isaac) becomes the ruler of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. The planet is the only source of a valuable resource that can prolong human life – melange. Together with Leto, his young heir Paul (Chalamet), concubine Lady Jessica (Ferguson) and several trusted advisers are sent to Arrakis. Because of the coup, Paul and Jessica go on the run and find refuge with the natives of Arrakis, who live far in the desert. Thus begins their dangerous adventure, full of difficult trials.
The film will be released in Russian on September 16, and at the end of October it will be digitalized on HBO Max.
Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Denis Villeneuve