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Magical musical kicks off star-studded Venice fest

Damien and Emma at the photocall for the movie "La La Land" at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. All eyes at the event will be on the jury for hints as to the next Oscar favourite.


A BEWITCHING musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, kicking off a US-heavy line-up of flicks vying for the coveted Golden Lion.

Damien Chazelle's La La Land, described as a tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals,