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(Nasdaq: PCLN), is rolling out the red carpet for the Venice Film Festival 2011
with a selection of hotel specials in this romantic Italian city.
on Venice-Lido, an 11 kilometer-long resort island facing the Adriatic Sea,
this annual cinematic celebration is one of the biggest events on the movie
calendar. This year’s festival runs from August 31 to September 10 and, as
always, will debut a selection of the best contemporary films from around the
movies have been nominated for this year’s top prize – the Golden Lion. Contenders for the award include some big
names in cinema, including George Clooney, who directed The Ides of March, A
Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg and Shame directed by Steve McQueen. A film adaptation of Emily
Bronte's Wuthering Heights byAndrea Arnold is also in the running for the Golden Lion.
out of competition but guaranteed to attract plenty of interest isAl Pacino's Wilde Salome, a documentary exploring the controversial Oscar Wilde
play Salome. The actor/director will
also receive the prestigious Jaeger-Le Coultre 'Glory to the Filmmaker' Award
for his contribution to film. Also set to garner much media attention is W.E., directed by Madonna. A royal drama
about the romance of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson,
the film is Madonna's first feature-length offering as director.
year the film festival is part of La Biennale di Venezia, a celebration of contemporary
art, film, dance, theatre, music and architecture. La Biennale exhibitions and
performances are held across the city, allowing travelers to mix sightseeing
with high culture to gain a deeper appreciation of Venice's connection to the
arts. Educational and theatrical components of La Biennale continue throughout October
and November, so visitors arriving after the film festival can still catch a performance
or join a guided gallery tour.
provides instant confirmation on rooms at some of the best hotels in Venice.
Deals quoted below are valid until the end of the year unless otherwise stated.
hotel deals for Venice Film Festival 2011
residential area. Rates from USD 259 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Save
10%. Valid until December 31.
Hotel Baglioni 5*
to St Mark's Square. Rates from USD 572 per night. Save 15%. Valid until
Dei Dogi Luxury Hotel 5*
the waterfront. Rates from USD 341 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Must book
at least 3 days in advance. Valid until 31 December.
Molino Stucky 5*
position on Giudecca. Rates from USD 547 per night. No minimum stay.
on Lido. Rates from USD 364. Minimum stay 3 nights. Save 10%. Valid until
October 22, 2011.
the Grand Canal. Rates from USD 385 per night. Save 10%. Valid until April
modern design, overlooking the Grand Canal. Rates from USD 606 per night.
Inn Venice Marghera 4*
in Mestre – great value rate. Rates from USD 116 per night.
Venezia Mestre Castellana 4*
friendly, shuttle to central Venice. Rates from USD 166 per night.
le Isole 3.5*
block from St Mark's Square. Rates from USD 195 per night.
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