Update: The opening night film for the Venice Film Festival was announced today; "The Truth", from writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda. "The Truth" stars Catherine Deneuve as a celebrated actress (I wonder if the role was written for her) and Juliette Binoche as her daughter. Ethan Hawke plays the son-in-law.
Also, a new 4K restoration of the 1933 Hedy Lamarr film "Ecstasy" will be screened the night before the fest officially opens.
Actress and producer Sally Field is one of five new recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. (The others are conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and "Sesame Street".) The Honors Gala will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Dec. 15th. Field's latest project is "Dispatches from Elsewhere", a television anthology series set to air in 2020.