Singapore (August 17, 2011) agoda.es, global site for booking hotels based in Asia and part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), displays the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival with a selection of unbeatable deals on the most romantic of the Italian cities. Made in Venice-Lido, an island of resorts in 11 kilometers long front of the Adriatic Sea, this annual celebration is one of the biggest events on the calendar of the film industry. This year the festival will take place from August 31 to September 10 and as always will present a selection of the best contemporary films from around the world. A total of twenty-two films were nominated for the biggest year the Leon de Oro award. Among the competitors are some of the biggest names in the industry, including George Clooney, who directed The Ides of March, a dangerous method by David Cronenberg and Shame directed by Steve McQueen. The summits Barrascosas of Emily Bronte adaptation directed by Andrea Arnold It also found in race for the Leon de Oro. Out of competition, but one of the tapes that promise to attract more interest is Wilde Salome of Al Pacino, a documentary exploring the controversial version of Salome by Oscar Wilde. In turn, Al Pacino, you will receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory of the Filmmaker Award, a prestigious recognition and one of the most important events of the festival.
Another most anticipated media event is W.E., directed by Madonna. A real drama about the romance of King Eduardo VIII and Wallis Simpson, the film is the debut of the Queen of Pop as a film director. This year the film festival is part of La Biennale di Venezia, a celebration of contemporary art, cinema, dance, theatre, music and architecture. Exhibitions and presentations of La Biennale take place throughout the city, allowing travelers to combine excellent visits with high doses of culture and appreciate the deep connection of Venice with the arts.