Musical about L.A. dreamers opens 73rd Venice film festival


VENICE Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land”, a low-pitched comedy-drama about a joys and heedfulness of posterior one’s dreams, non-stop a Venice film festival on Wednesday, kicking off days of screenings, parties and red runner glamour.

The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, tells a story of a struggling jazz pianist, Sebastian, who falls in adore with Mia, an determined singer in complicated day Los Angeles. Sebastian is perplexing to get people, immature and old, to caring about normal jazz, while Mia hopes one of her many auditions will finally land her an behaving gig.

“Young people have depressed into a lot of cynicism, are creation fun of things and indicating out a flaws in all and this film is anything though that,” Stone told reporters during a news conference. She pronounced a film reminded her of her possess “humiliating auditions” when she initial arrived in Los Angeles.

“This is what we wish immature people will do: work tough to grasp their dreams.”

The low-pitched is one of 20 U.S. and general opposed for a Golden Lion that will be awarded on Sept 10.

British executive Sam Mendes, famous for James Bond cinema “Skyfall” and “Spectre” and who heads this year’s jury, pronounced he is looked brazen to saying any film with as small believe as possible, adding he had no criteria for what done one excellent.

“I will know it when we see it,” he said.

“La La Land” opens with a carol song stage set during a morning trade jam on a Los Angeles motorway, where drivers jamming divided to tunes in their dull cars unexpected burst out of their vehicles and dance on a roofs, all to a beats of a large band.

Chazelle pronounced a film builds on all a clichés people might have about Los Angeles, including a “traffic, a terrible parties, a luminary culture, a shallowness”, though afterwards shows that “there is something really elegant about a city that’s only built by people with these impractical dreams”.

The 31-year-old Chazelle is best famous for essay and directing “Whiplash”, that warranted him 5 Academy Award nominations and won 3 Oscars.

He pronounced a success of “Whiplash” – about a jazz drummer – had helped make “La La Land” happen, and a end shows that dreams, including his own, can happen.

“I still splash myself … it was really a dream come loyal and a dream I’ve had for a prolonged time,” he said.

Chazelle’s initial incursion into a low-pitched genre was his initial underline film, “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench”, he done when he was still during Harvard University.

“You take a sorcery of a aged fashioned low-pitched that we grew adult amatory though make it about genuine life currently … where existence doesn’t always live adult to a dream,” he said.

The film was good perceived by critics.

(Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)


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