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Entertainment: Venice Film Festival 2021: Antonio Banderas, 61, cuts a suave figure

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He's set to star in an upcoming Spanish comedy called Official Competition alongside Penelope Cruz.

And Antonio Banderas posed for pictures at Venice Film Festival on Saturday during the world premiere of the film.

The star, 61, cut a suave figure in a black suit as he attended with his incredibly glamorous girlfriend Nicole Kimpel, 39, who wore stunning silver and white gown.

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The pair looked loved-up as they beamed at each other while posing for the camera alongside the likes of Penelope, Jessica Chastain, Hailee Steinfeld and Barbara Palvin.

Isabelle Huppert cuts a chic figure in a blue skirt and blouse

  Isabelle Huppert cuts a chic figure in a blue skirt and blouse The French actress, 68, stepped off a water taxi after traversing the Italian city's famous canals ahead of the opening night of the annual cinematic event. Isabelle wore a sheer blue Gucci skirt which left the full length of her crisp matching shirt on show underneath. © Provided by Daily Mail ( The star's fiery red hair rested on her shoulders and gently brushed her décolletage as her blouse was left unbuttoned at the collar.The screen siren carried a small brown leather bag which complemented the tone of her hair as she walked.

Antonio showed off his sharp sense of style in the two-piece which he teamed with a crisp white shirt, black tie and shiny shoes.

Meanwhile Nicole showed off some leg in a daring thigh-split gown that featured silver embellishments and a plunging neckline.

She completed the incredible looked with a pair of white strappy heels, silver pendant and wore her hair in tousled waves over her shoulders while opting for a full coverage makeup look.

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Antonio and Penelope are set to appear in the upcoming Spanish comedy film Official Competition, directed by Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn.

The film follows eccentric director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz), who has been hired by a billionaire to create a movie of his 'legacy'.

Alongside Lola's trusted sidekick, Iván Torres (played by Argentine actor Oscar Martínez), they decide on offering the role of the billionaire to the hunky Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) to play in their movie.

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Gallery: The best dressed on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival (Red (UK))

Zendaya, Helen Mirren posing for the camera: The Venice Film Festival 2021 is well underway, featuring a number of our favourite A-list stars gracing the red carpet as they showcase their films set to arrive in cinemas later this year. September is bringing us a number of glamorous events that we've missed in the wake of the pandemic. Earlier this month saw Dolce & Gabbana hosting their Alta Moda fashion show in St Mark's Square, which featured guests including Dame Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez. Last year, the Venice Film Festival went ahead despite the outbreak of Covid-19, but due to a number of social distancing restrictions in place, it was a much smaller event than usual. The films being debuted at the festival this year include Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya's Dune, Kirsten Stewart's eagerly-anticipated Princess Diana biopic Spencer, Penelope Cruz's Madres Paralelas, and The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Here, we run through the best dressed stars to grace the Venice Film Festival red carpet this year...

The group hilariously clash at times, burdened by the task of bringing the frantic filmmaker's dreams into a reality.

The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world's oldest awards ceremonies and one of the 'Big Five' events.

The jury is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is 'honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition.

'As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I'm ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I'm filled with genuine hope and excitement.'

The jury is also comprised of  director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao.

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This year's festival has also invited two Afgan filmmakers, Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani, to discuss the Taliban's takeover of the country, with 'particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists,' in a panel taking place on 4th September.

The topic of the panel will be 'the dramatic situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists in general, the need for the creation of humanitarian corridors and the guarantee of the granting of political refugee status, as well as concern for their future and the need to provide for their accommodation once they arrive in Europe.'

Oscar-winning Italian directorRoberto Benigni, who helmed the acclaimed Life is Beautiful, will also be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

In a statement he said: 'My heart is full of joy and gratitude. It is an immense honour to receive such an important recognition of my work from the Venice International Film Festival.'

Venice Film Festival 2021: Maria Sharapova is a vision in chiffon gown

  Venice Film Festival 2021: Maria Sharapova is a vision in chiffon gown Maria Sharapova, 34, beamed when she stepped onto the Venice Film Festival 2021 red carpet on Sunday, slipping into a stunning chiffon gown at the premiere of Lost Illusions. Elsewhere, Charlotte Gainsbourg looked sensational in a thigh-skimming black gown when she attended the premiere of her upcoming film Sundown.Stepping out in the chic strapless number, The star, 49, teamed her short frock with knee-high sparkly boots. © Provided by Daily Mail 188414619 Maria's show-stopping gown boasted high-neck, ruffle detailing and the superstar athlete teamed the piece with a beautiful pair of drop earrings.

This year's festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year's event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.

Last year's occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, will all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.

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Despite its return, this year's festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.

Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.

All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.

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Monica Bellucci looks stylish in a black blazer and matching trousers .
The actress cut a stylish figure as she enjoyed a day out in Athens, Greece on Sunday. The actress, 56, donned a black v-neck top which she paired with a matching blazer and a pair of trousers. © Provided by Daily Mail ( The Italian beauty added height to her frame with a pair of black boots while she also carried a matching bag.Letting her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulders, Monica added to her outfit with a pair of sunglasses. The star, who is known for her work in The Passion of the Christ and The Matrix franchise, completed her look with a silver necklace.

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