The Venice Film Festival got off to an explosive start on Wednesday with the premiere of 3D space movie "Gravity", teaming George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts imperiled by a botched Russian missile shot.
Twenty films, including five from the United States and three British ones, are in competition for the Golden Lion trophy that will be awarded at the end of the 70th edition of the world's oldest film festival, on September 7.
The first "Esposizione d'Arte Cinematografica" was held in 1932 and the festival was even held three times during World War Two, from 1940 to 1942, but they are not counted in the total number of festivals.
Here are some exclusive photos from the Venice Film Festival 2013 for you to look at and enjoy.
The 70th Venice Film Festival runs from August 28 to September 7.
Hope you enjoyed going through the photos.