The Venice Film Festival got off to a stellar start with jury head Cate Blanchett welcoming attendees and Tilda Swinton giving a rousing Golden Lion acceptance speech.
Day 2, however, was a different story.
Coronavirus prevention protocols such as temperature checks created bottlenecks as festgoers stood in line to see films.
As a result, screenings started uncharacteristically late — and some unusually empty.
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