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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Rickman film to premiere in Venice

Alan Rickman's film will be shown out of competition at the Venice festival
Alan Rickman's film will be shown out of competition at the Venice festival

Alan Rickman's new movie Une Promesse is to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The pre-World War I drama, which also stars Rebecca Hall and Richard Madden, has officially been added to the line-up for the glitzy event , which runs from August 28 to September 7.

The romantic drama (translated as A Promise) - which focuses on a woman who falls in love with the young assistant to her rich and powerful husband - will be screened out of competition, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The festival also announced that Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has been added to the jury, which will be led by Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, and the addition of three documentaries.

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