This year’s 79th Venice International Film Festival once again shows its love for Bellussi, the prestigious winery of the Valdobbiadene owned by the Martellozzo family and dedicated to the production of Prosecco and sparkling wines that will preside as the official supplier of the Venice Biennale and the film festival taking place from August 31st – September 10th directed by Alberto Barbera.
Bellussi and the Venice Biennale – a long-lived bond
For the fourteenth consecutive year, the prestigious wine estate will preside over one of the most important events of the world’s artistic-cultural scene with a selection of its most prestigious wines.
The collaboration that has linked the iconic winery and La Biennale di Venezia for years is embodied by the Lido 1932 collection, made up of four white wines produced in the Isarco Valley in Alto Adige, which the winery led by Enrico Martellozzo created in honor of the festival. The name of the collection, in fact, is a true tribute to the Venice Film Festival: “Lido” refers to the area of the lagoon city where the famous event is held, while “1932” refers to the year of its first edition – the longest-running in the world.
Wines at This Year’s Venice International Film Festival
The courses served during the gala dinners that will open and close the event will be accompanied by Belpoggio Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020, a soft and silky wine with balsamic notes produced on the estate, also owned by the Martellozzo family, of Belpoggio in Montalcino, and by Bellussi Lido 1932 Kerner DOC 2021, an intense and fruity white wine with notes of peach and apricot.
For the entire duration of the Venice Film Festival, a glass of BellusSì Blanc de Noir will be offered to film festival guests in the homonymous lounge set up on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior. The kermesse is also an opportunity for the winery to present a preview of the new 375 ml Demi BellusSì Blanc de Noir.
Julianne Moore will Head the Jury
The 79th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, which just this year celebrates 90 years since its founding, features twenty-three films in competition, five of which are directed by Italian directors: Gianni Amelio‘s Lord of the Ants, Emanuele Crialese‘s L’immensità, Luca Guadagnino‘s Bones and All, Susanna Nicchiarelli‘s Chiara and, finally, Andrea Pallaoro‘s Monica. Opening the event instead is White Noise, a film by Noah Baumbach produced by Netflix, while chairing the jury that will award the coveted Golden Lion is U.S. is American actress Julianne Moore.