Venice Film Festival 2021: Jessica Chastain leads the stylish arrivals in a white lace co-ord as she joins a glam Penélope Cruz and Anya Taylor-Joy for day four
Jessica Chastain led the star-studded arrivals alongside a glamorous Penélope Cruz and Anya Taylor-Joy for day four of the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday.
The American actress, 47, who went on to attend the photo call of her film Scenes From A Marriage, looked stylish in a chic white lace blazer and coordinating skirt, while Penélope cut an elegant figure in Chanel.
Joining the duo was The Queen’s Gambit star Anya, 25, who looked lovely in a floaty floral gown. The 2021 Venice Film Festival is taking place between the 1st and 11th of September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events.
Venice Film Festival 2021: Jessica Chastain led the star-studded arrivals alongside a glamorous Penélope Cruz and Anya Taylor-Joy (L-R) for day four of the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday
Jessica showed off her a leggy figure in the striking two-piece, which she teamed with matching white pointy-toe heels. The actress appeared in her element as she posed up a storm on the jetty.
The Molly’s Game actress teamed her all-white look with a structured box bag and added an extra touch of glamour in the form of oversized tinted vintage sunglasses.
Jessica swept her chestnut tresses into a sleek ponytail, also drawing attention to jewel earrings which she complemented with statement rings on her fingers.
Helping hand: The American actress was given a helping hand on the jetty
Stunning: The Molly’s Game actress posed up a storm on the jetty, showing off her leggy figure
Details: Jessica added a matching chic box bag to the look and added a touch of glamour in the form of oversized vintage round-rimmed sunglasses
Her makeup was flawless, consisting of a porcelain complexion, a touch of blush on her defined cheekbones and a slick of deep red matte lipstick.
Penélope, meanwhile, turned heads in a white crochet Chanel frock with black trim, teamed with black strappy open-toe heels.
The Everybody Knows actress added a matching wicker shoulder bag by the fashion house, statement pearl cuffs and stylish dark sunglasses, which she happily posed with.
Her brunette tresses were styled out, in a middle parting, and her makeup was elegant for the occasion. Penélope’s makeup consisted of defined brows, a subtle smoky eye and a matte nude lipstick.
Gorgeous: Penélope turned heads in a white crochet Chanel frock with black trim, teamed with black strappy open-toe heels
Beauty: Penélope styled her brunette tresses out and in a middle parting, and her makeup was elegant
Dripping in designer: The Spanish actress looked typically stylish in the head-to-toe Chanel ensemble
Stylish arrival: The Spanish beauty looked to be in her element and waved to the cameras
Anya, 25, made her presence felt as she arrived alongside fellow actor Matt Smith, 38, with whom she put on an incredibly cosy display, sparking romance rumours.
The Queen’s Gambit actress was seen stroking the actor’slocks and cuddling him in a boat taxi, on their way to the swanky event in Italy.
In long shots taken during their scenic boat ride, the duo were sat apart before scooting closer to one another. Matt was seen with one arm resting behind Anya as she affectionately gazed at him.
On the best-dressed list: Anya, 25, made her presence felt as she arrived alongside fellow actor Matt Smith, 38, with whom she put on an incredibly cosy display, sparking romance rumours
Love in the air? The Queen’s Gambit actress was seen stroking the actor’s locks and cuddling him in a boat taxi, on their way to the swanky event in Italy
Come closer: In long shots taken during their scenic boat ride, the duo were sat apart before scooting closer to one another
The pair appeared relaxed in each other’s company and comfortable in each other’s personal space during the day out.
As they stepped out of the boat taxi, Matt wrapped one hand around the waist of Anya while they posed for pictures.
The actress donned a pink paisley-inspired maxi dress with black spaghetti straps, and waved for the cameras alongside a dapper Matt, who wore a pinstripe blue shirt and coordinating navy suit ensemble.
Her long blonde tresses were styled out and in retro waves, and her makeup was pared back and radiant.
Breathtaking: The actress donned a pink paisley-inspired maxi dress with black spaghetti straps
Blonde beauty: Anya boosted her height with silver metallic strappy heels. She styled her tresses out, in retro waves
Happy to be there: Anya waved to her adoring fans, clearly happy to be at the renowned film festival
At ease: The actors, who both starred in 2021’s Last Night in Soho appeared relaxed and at ease with one another
Anya appeared in great spirits as she arrived at the jetty, waving to her adoring fans. She also mingled with guests, clearly happy to be at the renowned film festival.
The Peaky Blinders star is making waves in Hollywood, having received accolades including a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She has also received nominations for a British Academy Film Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Gesture: Jessica warmly embraced actor Oscar Isaac (pictured) on the jetty, who she co-stars with in Scenes From A Marriage
Good pals: Guatemalan-American actor, 42, appeared keen to catch up with co-star Jessica
Attire: Oscar donned a white T-shirt, a red patterned button-up, left undone, black trousers and dress shoes
Jessica appeared in great spirits as she posed for photos with Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac, 42, who she co-stars with in Scenes From A Marriage.
Oscar donned a white T-shirt with a red and white patterned button-up, left undone, teamed with black trousers and dress shoes.
Jessica also waved to the cameras, and made time to sign autographs and pose for selfies with her adoring fans.
The Help star was later seen walking the red carpet, once again smiling and waving for the cameras.
She shared a warm embrace with Oscar, with the co-stars seen laughing at times.
That’s nice of her: Jessica happily signed autographs and posed for selfies with adoring fans
Making time for her fans: Jessica happily posed for a sweet selfie with a fan
In profile: The A-list star’s makeup included a porcelain complexion, a touch of blush on her defined cheekbones and a deep red colour on her pout
Bling: Jessica added delicate jewel earrings and statement rings on her fingers to the look
Benefits: ‘Working out gives me confidence. It’s the sense of being proud of myself. The starting point of exercise is always difficult for me — finding the time and quiet space and feeling that I’ve got a million other things I need to do,’ she said
Also making fashionable arrivals were Italian actress Serena Rossi and Anna Cleveland, the daughter of famed model Pat Cleveland.
TV producer Pascal Vicedomini and Romanian actress Mădălina Diana Ghenea also made their presence felt as they happily posed for photos.
Jessica later went on to attend the photo call of her film Scenes From A Marriage.
The film examines marriage and divorce ‘through the lens of a contemporary American couple’, played by Oscar and Jessica.
Bling: Emma actress Anna added extra subtle pops of colour in the form of red polish on her talons, and accessorised her ensemble with delicate gold earrings
Dapper arrival: Matt looked dapper in a lighter blue pinstripe button-up shirt, which he paired with a navy pinstripe suit, designer sunglasses and black dress shoes
Captured: At one stage, Anya and Matt appeared deep in conversation while a cameraman snapped away
Elsewhere at the festival, two Afgan filmmakers, Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani, are to discuss the Taliban’s takeover of the country, with ‘particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists,’ in a panel taking place on Saturday.
This year’s jury is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is ‘honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition.
‘As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.’
The jury is also comprised of director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao.
Adoring fans: Dozens of adoring fans patiently waited by the jetty to capture photos of Anya
Service: Anya was assisted onto a water taxi by a suit-clad gentleman
This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.
Last year’s occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, will all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.
Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.
Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.
All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.
Stylish: Also pictured making a fashionable arrival was Romanian actress Mădălina Diana Ghenea (pictured), turning heads in a navy and white trench coat dress with black heels, alongside Italian actress Serena Rossi and Anna Cleveland
All aboard: Tina Kunakey made a classic Venetian arrival to the film festival via a mahogany speed boat
Laidback look: The French model kept things casual in an all-black ensemble of a plain cotton T-shirt and shorts with a pair of stylish white square-framed sunglasses pushed on top of her head
Happy days: The model looked thrilled to be attending as she beamed at onlookers while shielding her eyes from the sun
Happy to be there: TV producer Pascal Vicedomini (pictured left ) looked suave, while Stellan Skarsgard waved to the cameras
Here come the girls: Madalina (L) showed off her long legs as she perched on the boat while Paola Di Benedetto (R) made a head-turning arrival
Stars out in force: Model Alessandro Egger, actor Michael Ajao and Tim Roth were also in attendance (pictured left to right)
In great spirits: The Help star was later seen walking the red carpet, once again smiling and waving for the cameras
Posing for the cameras: She shared a warm embrace with Oscar, with the pals seen laughing at times
Sharing a laugh: The pair appeared to share an inside joke on the red carpet
Co-stars: Oscar warmly embraced Jessica on the red carpet. The pair are co-stars in Scenes From A Marriage
Plot: The film examines marriage and divorce ‘through the lens of a contemporary American couple’, played by Oscar and Jessica
Compelling scenes: Jessica and Oscar are pictured in the HBO Max limited series, adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 Swedish classic
Cast: The adaptation of the 1973 TV series also stars Michelle Williams and Nicole Beharie
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