Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy 'Birdman'

July 24, 2014 6:35 PM

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Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy 'Birdman'

ROME (Reuters) - Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premier of "Birdman", a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily towards war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday.

As well as "Birdman", starring Michael Keaton as a fading action hero, 19 other films are in the main competition, including "Manglehorn", starring Al Pacino, "Good Kill" with Ethan Hawke as a disillusioned miltary drone pilot and Fatih Akin's "The Cut" with Tahar Rahim, star of Jacques Audiard's 20...

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