September 1, 2011
Great expectation preceeded the really promising competition program of the 68th Venice Film Festival, opened yesterday. Particular attention was given to the new film adaptation of the spy novel titled Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy written by John le Carré. The new adaptation - casting among others Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and John Hurt - was even highly praised by the author, John le Carré himself on his website. Other films in the Festival's program include George Clooney's The Ides of March, a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, a Roman Polanski film and out of competition the Madonna-directed movie about Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.