Birdman of Venice

Michael Keaton as BIRDMAN

The 71st Venice International Film Festival opened today with BIRDMAN, featuring a performance by Michael Keaton which Variety magazine has hailed as “the comeback of the century”.

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (AMORES PERROS, 21 GRAMS, BIUTIFUL), the former Batman star plays a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero! Now, he must overcome his ego and and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in an attempt to reclaim his former glory. The film, which also stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, is in competition for the festival’s top award, the Golden Lion.

The comedy-drama currently has a UK release date of 2nd January, 2015.

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