The 76th edition of the festival - which runs from August 28 to September 7 - will open with Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth (La vérité), starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. The Burnt Orange Heresy directed by Giuseppe Capotondi.

Director Pedro Almodovar and actress Julie Andrews will receive Golden Lions for achievement. Cinematographer Bigazzi (The Great Beauty) will also be honoured with the Campari Passion For Film award.

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