Journalists are silhouetted against the logo presenting the 75th edition of the festival, during its presentation in Rome, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The Venice Film Festival will run from Aug. 29 through Sept. 8, 2018, at the Venice Lido. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

World premieres at Venice for Gosling, Cooper movies

July 26, 2018 - 8:58 am

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival will feature plenty of Hollywood star power, including premieres for a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong starring Ryan Gosling, a period western by the Coen brothers with Liam Neeson, and Bradley Cooper's directorial debut starring Lady Gaga.

The 75th edition of the world's oldest film festival opens on Aug. 29 with the world premiere of "First Man" by Damien Chazelle. Like his previous film "La La Land," which also opened the festival and earned six Oscars, it stars Gosling, who plays Armstrong.

Among other films being shown for the first time on the Lido are "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's first film since "Gravity;" Mike Leigh's "Peterloo," about an 1819 massacre in northern England, and "Sunset" by Oscar-winning Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes.

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