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George Clooney Talks ‘Ides of March’, Presdiential Politics at Venice Film Festival

George Clooney’s eagerly awaited political fable, “The Ides of March,” about a high-stakes U.S. presidential primary campaign, kicked off the Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday, drawing an enthusiastic reception from audiences.

On a balmy evening on the Venice Lido, swarms of fans welcomed Clooney — a Venice favorite — and his A-list cast as they walked up the red carpet for the premiere.

The film, based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, centers around the backroom deal-making, betrayal and revenge of a fictional Democratic primary in Ohio. Clooney directed, starred and co-wrote the screenplay. Read More...


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