L’Uomo Vogue celebrates Marina Abramović on the Maserati Terrace
The L’Uomo Vogue party in the lagoon, the traditional Festival warm-up, was the perfect occasion for an exclusive preview of Abramović’s film ‘James Franco: The Last Unicorn’. This year Abramović is the event’s star.
James Franco, photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, appears on the cover of the September issue of L’Uomo Vogue, an edition long dedicated to the world of cinema.
The Californian actor and director, who will take part in the festival as an actor in Palo Alto and will get behind the lens for the second time when directing 'Child of God', will also play himself in a docu-film that gives an insight into his life, Marina Abramović's “James Franco: The Last Unicorn”, edited by Milica Zec.
The evening began with a cocktail party on the Maserati Terrace, an event which kicked off Maserati’s role as the main sponsor of the Venice Film Festival. The reception took place in the swimming pool area of the Hotel Excelsior, a Festival hub dedicated to interviews, meetings, cocktails and events.
Moët & Chandon, partner of the 70th Venice Film Festival, has always been the symbol of celebration. Moët & Chandon this year reaches its 270th birthday and it was the official champagne at the L’Uomo Vogue party and at the exclusive dinner and party, held in collaboration with Maserati, that followed at Palazzina Grassi.
The entire Festival jury, Franca Sozzani, editor of L'Uomo Vogue, and Maserati's CEO, Harald Wester, received the Italian and international guests.
Eva Riccobono, Stefano Accorsi, Francesco Vezzoli, Clotilde Courau, Moran Atias, Francesco Mandelli, Alessandro Roja, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Angelique Brando, Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Bruce LaBruce, Luigi Abete, Leonardo Bongiorno and Marina Cicogna were just some of the illustrious guests in attendance.