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Al Pacino’s “Wilde Salome” opens in Venice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell There has been a lot of chatter around the amount of time Glenn Close has poured into “Albert Nobbs,” which she guided to the screen over the course of several years, serving as a producer, co-screenwriter and star.

Al Pacino feels her pain. The Oscar-winning screen legend has spent years getting under the skin of Oscar Wilde’s play “Salome,” and his passion for the tragedy shines through in the new drama “Wilde Salome,” which Pacino brought to the Venice Film Fest over the weekend so it could screen out of competition.

A sort of work-within-a-work film, “Salome” explores how Pacino stretched himself thin by acting in a stage production of Wilde’s film (alongside Jessica Chastain of “The Debt” and “The Help”) as he also prepared this film about the experience.

THR calls the movie “more personal and obsessive” than his similar film “Looking for Richard.” The Playlist called Pacino’s film an oddity, while also praising Chastain’s “titanic” performance.

“Not only does Chastain (only 25 at time of filming) exude star quality and a serious-minded work ethic in the behind-the-scenes footage, but she’s also sensationally, jaw-droppingly good as Salome,” they write.

And the Chastain Praise Train continues. Is this her year? With “The Help,” “The Debt” and “The Tree of Life,” is this the time for Chastain to put her stamp on the industry? And which role should she back in an Oscar campaign?

Al Pacino’s “Wilde Salome” in Venice – PART I

Al Pacino’s “Wilde Salome” in Venice – PART II

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