VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 02: Roberto Cicutto, Venezia77 Jury Members Joanna Hogg, Matt Dillon, Christian Petzold, Veronika Franz, Director of 77 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica Alberto Barbera, Venezia77 Jury President Cate Blanchett and Ludivine Sagnier walk the red carpet ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the “Lacci” red carpet during the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 02, 2020 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Venice 2020: A Quiet (Re) Opening

Cate Blanchett talked about the challenges facing the film industry in the ongoing pandemic: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;
color:black;mso-themecolor:text1’> Some of their own festivals had to either cancel or go virtual.  Blanchett arrived with her jury members Nicola Lagioia, Joanna Hogg, Veronika Franz, Matt Dillon, Ludivine Sagnier, and Christian Petzold.

Tilda Swinton receives the Golden Lion Lifetime achievement at the Opening Ceremony during the 77th Venice Film Festival.

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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;mso-themecolor:text1’> Onstage, the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award recipient echoed Blanchett’s sentiments on opening night. She then spent large parts of her speech paying tribute to the wonderful Chadwick Boseman.

Marriage Story it is not. But then again, the festival premiere films are never in competition anyway.