Zoe Saldana graced the red carpet alongside Molly Sims as they led the star-studded premiere for The Hand of God during the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.
The actress, 43, looked incredible in a red sequin dress with a sexy thigh high slit up the leg of the jaw-dropping gown, which highlighted her long toned pins as she strutted her way into the venue.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy star styled her eye-catching dress with a pair of simple black strappy heels and wore her raven tresses in a loose sleek style, while opting for a dewy coat of make-up.
During her turn on the red carpet, Zoe put on a PDA-packed display with her tuxedo-clad husband Marco Perego, as she was seen sweetly kissing him on the lips as they posed for photos.
Meanwhile, Molly looked equally stunning in a vibrant neon pink dress, which featured layered tulle fabric and feathered detailing all over the showstopping garment.
American model Molly, 48, cut an elegant figure in the floaty dress, while she styled her blonde locks up in a neat chignon and opted for a subtle pallet of make-up to enhance her pretty features.
Glowing: The Guardians Of The Galaxy star styled her eye-catching dress with a pair of simple black strappy heels and wore her raven tresses in a loose sleek style, while opting for a dewy coat of make-up
Look ravishing in red like Zoe wearing Dolce & Gabbana
Wearing red is a guaranteed way to make an entrance. Just check out Zoe Saldana if you don’t believe us!
All eyes were on the actress when she arrived at Venice Film Festival, wearing a sequin dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Bravo to her stylist, Petra Flannery, for creating such a showstopping look!
Unsurprisingly, we love everything about this glamorous design, from the sexy figure-hugging fit to the sparkling scarlet sequins. It couldn’t have been more fitting for the momentous event.
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The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events.
The jury is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is ‘honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition.
‘As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.’
Loved-up: During her turn on the red carpet, Zoe put on a PDA-packed display with her tuxedo-clad husband Marco Perego, as she was seen sweetly kissing him on the lips as they posed for photos
Beaming: The screen star flashed a dazzling smile for the camera
Elegance: : Elisa Maino looked stunning in a black and white silk gown with cape detailing
The jury is also comprised of director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao.
This year’s festival has also invited two Afgan filmmakers, Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani, to discuss the Taliban’s takeover of the country, with ‘particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists,’ in a panel taking place on 4th September.
The topic of the panel will be ‘the dramatic situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists in general, the need for the creation of humanitarian corridors and the guarantee of the granting of political refugee status, as well as concern for their future and the need to provide for their accommodation once they arrive in Europe.’
Oscar-winning Italian directorRoberto Benigni, who helmed the acclaimed Life is Beautiful, will also be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
In a statement he said: ‘My heart is full of joy and gratitude. It is an immense honour to receive such an important recognition of my work from the Venice International Film Festival.’
This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.
Last year’s occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, will all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.
Couple goals: Roberta Mastromichele and Matt Dillon looked flawless together on the red carpet
Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.
Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.
All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.
Looking good: Beatrice Vendramin and Cristiano Caccamo were every inch the power couple
Ladies night! Francesca Carollo, Jo Squillo and Parvinder Kaur Aoulakh held hands on the red carpet
This year’s Venice Film Festival will also see the long-awaited premiere of the Princess Diana biopic Spencer, which sees Kristen Stewart star as the late Royal.
The film is set to depict a dramatised version of a ‘critical’ weekend in the early 1990s, when Diana decided that her marriage to
The script, written by English screenwriter Steven Knight, who has also written Peaky Blinders, follows the moments Diana realised she ‘needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen’.
Plot: The Hand Of God is a story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s
Legs 11! Zoe and Chorouk Chelouati both opted for red dresses with thigh slits
Pretty: Maggie Gyllenhaal wowed in a black cape and jewelled necklace while arriving at the event by water taxi
Arriving in style! Maggie flashed a smile as she made her way onto the pontoon
The Hand Of God is a story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s.
Sorrentino’s most personal film yet is a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
The story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. Sorrentino’s most personal film yet is a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
What an ace! Maria Sharapova cut a seriously stylish figure in a structured black dress and glitzy bag
Details: Maria added a Christian Dior bag to her ensemble