The British national anthem was played in honor of the Queen at the Venice International Film Festival, while Hollywood stars continued to grace the event’s red carpet.
-Listers including Brad Pitt, Ana de Armas and Adrien Brody arrived on day 9 of the festival as the world was rocked by the historic announcement.
Screenings in the Italian city went on as usual, although other upcoming arts events, including Los Angeles’ Bafta Tea Party and the BBC Proms, were canceled following news of the monarch’s death.
Footage circulating online showed God Save The Queen roaring across the festival grounds as players milled around capturing videos in the evenings.
Earlier in the day, the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde premiered, starring de Armas as the world-famous singer and Brody.
Directed by Andrew Dominik, based on biographical fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, the film examines the Hollywood starlet’s public and private life from her troubled childhood as Norma Jeane to her worldwide fame as Monroe.
Pitt is one of the producers of the film.
It reportedly received a standing ovation for 15 minutes after the screening, which made Brody cry.
De Armas shone on the red carpet in a floor-length pink dress with a long, ruffled train.
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Pitt, who produced the film, opted for a simple tuxedo, while Brody donned an all-black outfit.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/british-national-anthem-played-at-venice-film-festival-in-honour-of-the-queen-41974789.html British national anthem played at the Venice Film Festival in honor of the Queen