Directro Guillermo del Toro and actress Sally Hawkins at teh 2017 Venice Film Festival
Director Guillermo del Toro at the  2017 Venice Film Festival
George and Amal Clooney at Venice 2017
Director Alexander Payne and actor Matt Damon, Golden Globe winners, at the 2017 Venice Film Festival
Filmmaker Paul Schrader and actor Ethan Hawke, Golden Globe Nominees
Director William Friedkin in Venice 2017
Director William Friedkin, Golden Globe winner, in Venice 2017
Directors John Landis and Ricky Tognazzi, jury memebr at the 2017 Venice Film Festival
Biennale Paolo Baratta and Festival Director Alberto Barbera announce the Venice Film Fetsival 2017
Red Carpet at the 2017 Venice Film Festival

Festivals are all about a vast array of talent, ideas and points of view. A good festival - like the ever-classy, ever-young Venice Film Festival - also emphasizes collaboration, its relaxed atmosphere allowing for filmmakers and actors to get together to both celebrate their work and conjure future projects. Two days into Venice 2017, some star duos shine brightly.