The 65th edition of the Venice Film Festival will host a special event dedicated to the newly restored and remixed version of Adriano Celentano's 1975 Cannes competition film Yuppi Du, which was set primarily in Venice.
The film, considered a 1970s cult classic, will be shown in Venice's Sala Grande on Sept 4 with Celentano and actresses Claudia Mori and Charlotte Rampling in attendance.
Celentano directed, co-wrote, acted in and composed the original soundtrack for Yuppi Du and is in fact known for an array of talents that spans composing, performing singing, directing and producing.
'Yuppi Du is an unclassifiable work, a harbinger of its time, distinguished by striking intuition and a quirky rhythm, able to swing between the comical and dramatic ' the Biennale said in a press statement.
The Venice Film Festival runs Aug 27-Sept 6.