Helping to Create a New Spectator: Giorgio Gosetti of Venice Days

August 25, 2014 1:19 PM

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Helping to Create a New Spectator: Giorgio Gosetti of Venice Days

At last year's Venice Film Festival, I found myself drawn into an alternate world -- the relaxed, wonderfully inviting and welcoming environment of Villa degli Autori, just steps away from the Hotel Excelsior, yet worlds apart. While a lot of the films featured for the main competition of Venice 70 were big budget and celebrity-filled, the sidebar Venice Days revealed a passion for great cinema, auteur's oeuvres that attracted me beyond their stories on the big screen.

But Venice Days (in Italian "Giornate degli Autori" -- Auteurs' Days) is not just a great sidebar filled with wonderful movies. It's also a combined effort by exceptional film lovers who come together under the guidance of Giorgio Gosetti, a journalist and the General Delegate of Venice Days. All I ...

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