But the world’s oldest film festival, now entering its 80th year, places equal emphasis on the new.
Baumbach said the film was about “how we create rituals and strategies to hold off danger and death”.
Venice is well-timed to launch Academy Award campaigns, and has had a particularly strong track record for directors in recent years.
Speaking on Wednesday, the director said he read DeLillo’s novel in the 80s, and then again in 2020 and found that it still felt relevant.
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