Once again this year, Tucano is the official supplier for the Venice International Film Festival, not only the most important film festival in Italy but also one of the world’s most iconic cinema events, to be held at the Lido di Venezia from the 28th of August through the 7th of September. A durable and lasting partnership between Venice’s Cinema Biennale and Tucano has been established over the course of the last fifteen years, thanks to the now historic shopper for the Industry Office, created ad hoc for the festival and, for this occasion, offered in four different colors: blue, fuchsia, green, and black. But, the newest product for the 76th edition is Tucano’s latest black neoprene shopper, designed to hold and transport the Leone d’Oro (Golden Lion award). This bag from Tucano’s O.D.D.S collection—the acronym stands for Our Dreams Deserve Space—will be used as a protective cover for the coveted international award. A name capable of embodying a vision, perhaps even a premonition: dreams and cinema, desires and representation.

In addition to supporting Tucano’s passion for the big screen, the company’s partnership with the Cinema Biennale expresses the connection between iconic stature and the beauty of a unique location. This year’s edition will once again be directed by Alberto Barbera and the actress Alessandra Mastronardi will emcee the opening and closing ceremonies. Lucrecia Martel, surely the most important Latin American director in recent years, an interesting and counter-trend artist—also when it comes to the relatively small number of works made available to the public—will preside over the jury. This year, Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and British actress Julie Andrews.

Photo: Jacopo Salvi – Courtesy ASAC – La Biennale di Venezia