Despite what media are trying to make people believe, the audience at the screening gala of W.E. in Venice really liked Madonna's second film. They loved it so much that W.E. received a never-ending standing ovation, as you can finally see from these two clips.
You can hear someone saying in Italian "E' un trionfo! Un trionfo!" which means "It's a big success! A big success!"
You probably watch the beginning of the press conference for W.E. in Venice several times. But did you ever notice what Madonna said when a fan gave her a hydrangea? Did you noticed her eyes reaction?
No, she didn't put it away because of the press conference she had to begin.
As you can listen and read on this clip, Madonna confessed: "I absolutely loathes hydrangeas." "He obviously doesn't know that," she added in an undertone.
What a funny episode!
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Italian artist Angelo Cruciani received an invitation to the world premiere of W.E. at Venice Film Festival 2011 due to his artwork with Madonna called Like the Virgin.
"Lots of people dismissed her second directoral fatigue,but I found Madonna very sensitive and bittersweet as a director," says Angelo Cruciani. "It's like Wallis and Wally lives serve to describe great contrasts."
Angelo want to share some of the photographs he took at the event with Madonna's fans. Click 'Read More' and see all the pictures.
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When we covered the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema, we already reported that Madonna ironically talked about her past in Venice for the notorious and iconic Like a Virgin video as part of her speech.
Now, thanks to WWD, we know that Madonna said it was "surreal" to be in Venice again to premiere W.E. and present the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema.
"I was in Venice for the first time at the beginning of my career, singing Like a Virgin on a gondola trying desperately to convince everyone that I was," she recalled, prompting general laughter. "At one point, I forgot to duck [hitting a bridge], and maybe I haven’t recovered yet."
For completeness report, we remind you that Madonna came back in Venice in great secrecy when she was still married with Guy Ritchie. Paparazzi spotted the couple as common tourists.
Previously they went to Rome, where they met and visit the Eternal City with Adriano Giannini, her co-star in Swept Away, directed by Guy Ritchie. Paparazzi spotted them around the historical city, especially in Trastevere, where Giannini owns a flat.
It's not very usual for Madonna. But, while she was in Venice to premiere W.E. at the Film Festival 2011, Madonna took a few moments to sign some authographs to her fans.
Everytime Madonna goes to Italy there are thousands of fans supporting her. Madge fans' warmth made the headlines of many Italian newspapers and value her celebrity status, which is absolutely matchless, especially in Italy.
This photograph snapped by Donna10.it substantiates this exciting episode.
Actually there is no media coverage, but Just Jared got the scoop of Madonna congratulating with James Franco last Saturday at Venice's Palazzo del Cinema for his new movie, Sal, which was premiere at Venice Film Festival 2011.
Sal - directed, wrote and starred in by James Franco - is the story of the last days of homosexual actor Sal Mineo.
Homosexuality is a topic Madonna has always been very keen on.
A few years ago James Franco starred in Milk with and directed by Sean Penn, Madonna's ex husband. A movie that, reportedly, she really loved.
Madonna left Venice today, after presenting the very first Gucci Award for Women in Cinema at Granai delle Zitelle in Venice's Giudecca isle.
Madonna went back in London with her private plane.
Soon we will see her at the Toronto Film Festival for W.E.
A funny episode happened in Venice when Italian actress and sex-symbol Manuela Arcuri, landing on the Excelsior pier in Venice, ran into Madonna.
According to Italian newspaper Il Corriere de La Sera, like a common fan, Manuela completely went crazy. "Madonna, I love you," she screamed. Security didn't stop Manuela due to her popularity, but, since Madonna didn't know her, kept her at a distance with her hand.
But Manuela didn't care and immediately called her mother, who is also a fan of Madonna.
At first, he thought it was a joke when Venice Film Festival Security told him "you cannot enter."
This unpleasant incident happened to the Vionnet Chairman Matteo Marzotto and his mother, the fashion designer Marta Marzotto.
What made this episode more embarrassing and paradoxical is the fact that Madonna was wearing one of Vionnet exclusive clothes that night!
Matteo Marzotto burst into a furious rage with the Venice Film Festival team, and he talked about "dilettantism."
According to the important entrepreneur and chairman, Venice Film Festival decided who was allowed to enter the theatre at their discretion. They didn't care if Marzotto and his mother hold a ticket. The service was "disgraceful," he said.
"Walking the red carpet I just wanted to say 'look how pretty is Madonna with her cloth designed by Vionnet'," said Matteo Marzotto. "It was a source of pride, not only for me, but also for Italians. But it was not possible."