70th Venice films take bleak view of world today

Associated Press
70th Venice films take bleak view of world today

Venice Biennale President Paolo Baratta, left, and Venice Film Festival President Alberto Barbera arrive for the festival's press conference, in Rome, Thursday, July 25, 2013. The 70th edition of the festival will run from the August 28 to Sept. 7. The techno-thriller "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in outer space will open the 70th Venice Film Festival. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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