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Cate Blanchett and Matt Dillon at socially distanced Venice Film Festival

Jury President Cate Blanchett joined fellow member Matt Dillon at the socially distanced 77th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. 

The 51-year-old looked incredible wearing a striped jumpsuit which she cinched in at the waist wearing a contrasting thick red belt. 

 Arriving wearing a face mask, she removed it for photos, keeping her distance from Matt for safety purposes amid the Covid: 19 pandemic. 

Low-key: Matt, 56, kept things simple in a dark blue suit which he dressed down with a plain matching jumper as he posed for photos

A-list: Jury President Cate Blanchett (left) joined fellow member Matt Dillon (right) at the socially distanced 77th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday

Safety first: The pair arrived at their photocall wearing face masks and kept a little apart due to the Covid: 19 pandemic

Safety first: The pair arrived at their photocall wearing face masks and kept a little apart due to the Covid: 19 pandemic 

Matt, 56, kept things simple in a dark blue suit which he dressed down with a plain matching jumper as he posed for photos. 

According to Variety, when the Film Festival unveiled its official selection in late July, the ‘unprecedented inclusion of eight female-directed titles within the 18-film roster was heralded as welcome progress for an event that has come under fire in recent years for scarce representation of female filmmakers.’

Cate was chosen to head the jury back in January, making her the third woman in four years to hold the role. 

Wow! Cate cut a striking figure in her striped jumpsuit, wearing a contrasting red belt to cinch herself in at the waist

Details Wearing her blonde locks up an interesting up do, she had a big smile on her face as she took to the stage

Wow! Cate cut a striking figure in her striped jumpsuit, wearing a contrasting red belt to cinch herself in at the waist 

Important role: Cate was chosen to head the jury back in January, making her the third woman in four years to hold the role

Important role: Cate was chosen to head the jury back in January, making her the third woman in four years to hold the role

Replacement: Matt is stepping in for Cristi Puiu as a member on the competition jury after the Romanian director had to pull out of the event

Replacement: Matt is stepping in for Cristi Puiu as a member on the competition jury after the Romanian director had to pull out of the event

Matt is stepping in for Cristi Puiu as a member on the competition jury after the Romanian director had to pull out of the event.

Meanwhile Tilda Swinton was seen with her boyfriend Sandro Kopp while they headed out for the second day of the event, and enjoyed a stroll through the Italian city.

The actress, 59, put on a stylish display in a green silk shirt and bright blue trousers during their stroll in the Italian city as the visual artist, 42, walked close beside her. 

  

Easy disguise: Matt was difficult to spot as he made his way inside the Excelsior venue

Check this out: He pointed to his mask in an animated fashion as he walked tall in his smart suit

Easy disguise: Matt was difficult to spot as he made his way inside the Excelsior venue 

So glam: Cate looked incredible even wearing her mask as she posed for some snaps

So glam: Cate looked incredible even wearing her mask as she posed for some snaps 

All stars: (L-R) Venezia77 Jury Members Nicola Lagioia, Joanna Hogg, Veronika Franz, Venezia77 Jury President Cate , Matt , Ludivine Sagnier and Christian Petzold

All stars: (L-R) Venezia77 Jury Members Nicola Lagioia, Joanna Hogg, Veronika Franz, Venezia77 Jury President Cate , Matt , Ludivine Sagnier and Christian Petzold

Tilda showed off her elegant sense of style as she completed the look with a pair of backless blue suede slippers.

She kept safe amid the coronavirus crisis by wearing an orange face mask that had a white dotted print, and she shielded her eyes with chic shades.

Sandro, meanwhile, chose to match Tilda’s ensemble as he paired a light green shirt with loose-fitting grey trousers. 

Earlier on in the day, Victoria’s Secret model Taylor Hill, 24, put on a stylish display upon her arrival, looking sensational in a denim jumpsuit that had a clashing print and puffy sleeves. 

Stylish: Tilda Swinton exuded elegance in a green silk shirt and blue trousers as she stepped out with beau Sandro Kopp

Cosy: Sandro, meanwhile, chose to match Tilda's ensemble as he paired a light green shirt with loose-fitting grey trousers

Stylish: Tilda Swinton exuded elegance in a green silk shirt and blue trousers as she stepped out with beau Sandro Kopp

Chic: The We Need To Talk About Kevin star wore her cropped auburn locks in a sleek side-swept style, and she completed her look with a white handbag

Chic: The We Need To Talk About Kevin star wore her cropped auburn locks in a sleek side-swept style, and she completed her look with a white handbag

Taylor’s ensemble also featured a chic ruffled neckline that had a paisley print, while she cinched her outfit at the waist with a statement black belt.

She stepped out in a pair of black strap sandals, and colour-coordinated the look by keeping her personal items in a small handbag. 

The model’s cropped brunette locks were brushed into loose waves that framed her face well, and she used a light palette of make-up for the outing.

Standing apart: (L-R) Adriano Giannini, Daniele Luchetti, Laura Morante, Linda Caridi and Luigi Lo Cascio

Standing apart: (L-R) Adriano Giannini, Daniele Luchetti, Laura Morante, Linda Caridi and Luigi Lo Cascio 

Check mate: Linda Caridi was pictured at the photocall of the movie Lacci wearing a statement ensemble

Co-ord; She teamed her trouser suit with some killer strappy sandals

Check mate: Linda Caridi was pictured at the photocall of the movie Lacci wearing a statement ensemble

Line-up: (L-R) Andrej Stritof, Ales Pavlin, a guest, Virginie Devesa, Mariusz Wlodarski and Nikos Smpiliris attend the photocall of the movie Mila

Line-up: (L-R) Andrej Stritof, Ales Pavlin, a guest, Virginie Devesa, Mariusz Wlodarski and Nikos Smpiliris attend the photocall of the movie Mila

After stepping off her boat onto the jetty and posing for snaps, Taylor was seen putting on a blue face mask to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Venice Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest award ceremonies and is listed as one of the ‘Big Five’ events. It starts on 2 September and ends on the 12 September. 

Though the event is still taking place, it is a markedly toned down affair to previous years amid the coronavirus crisis, with temperature checks and mask wearing becoming mandatory. 

Stunning: The model's cropped brunette locks were brushed into loose waves that framed her face well, and she used a light palette of make-up for the outing

Safety first: After stepping off her boat onto the jetty and posing for snaps, Taylor was seen putting on a blue face mask to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Stunning: The model’s cropped brunette locks were brushed into loose waves that framed her face well, and she used a light palette of make-up for the outing

Outing: Taylor jetted to Venice especially for the festival, after appearing in the Milan Digital Fashion Week last month

Outing: Taylor jetted to Venice especially for the festival, after appearing in the Milan Digital Fashion Week last month

Beaming: Taylor looked happy to be at the event

Fashionista: Taylor stepped out in a pair of black strap sandals, and colour-coordinated the look by keeping her personal items in a small handbag

Fashionista: Taylor stepped out in a pair of black strap sandals, and colour-coordinated the look by keeping her personal items in a small handbag

Arriving in style: Taylor was brought into the event by water taxi

Arriving in style: Taylor was brought into the event by water taxi

Animated display: Taylor couldn't help but smile as she arrived at the event

Animated display: Taylor couldn’t help but smile as she arrived at the event

Taylor was joined at the event by an array of celebrities, including Spanish actress and model Ester Exposito who was sure to turn heads in her plunging ensemble.

The brunette beauty looked chic in a black and silver dress that had a backless design and cut-out detailing on the sides.

Ester’s locks were styled into a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders and she shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of oversized shades. 

What an entrance: Italian model Paola Turani was seen arriving at the Excelsior during the Film Festival

What an entrance: Italian model Paola Turani was seen arriving at the Excelsior during the Film Festival

Looking good: Taylor was joined at the event by an array of celebrities, including Spanish actress and model Ester Exposito who was sure to turn heads in her plunging ensemble

Looking good: Taylor was joined at the event by an array of celebrities, including Spanish actress and model Ester Exposito who was sure to turn heads in her plunging ensemble

Effortlessly chic: The brunette beauty looked chic in a black and silver dress that had a backless design and cut-out detailing on the sides

Posing up a storm: Ester showed off her ensemble on the jetty

Effortlessly chic: The brunette beauty looked chic in a black and silver dress that had a backless design and cut-out detailing on the sides

Glamorous: Ester's locks were styled into a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders and she shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of oversized shades

Glamorous: Ester’s locks were styled into a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders and she shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of oversized shades

Couple goals: Model Frida Aasen and her Italian businessman beau Tommaso Chiabra looked stylish in their ensembles a they posed for snaps

Couple goals: Model Frida Aasen and her Italian businessman beau Tommaso Chiabra looked stylish in their ensembles a they posed for snaps

Chic: Italian actress Anna Foglietta kept things simple as she paired a black-and-white striped shirt with loose fit black trousers

Accessorise: Anna paired her monochrome outfit with a bottle green handbag

Chic: Italian actress Anna Foglietta kept things simple as she paired a black-and-white striped shirt with loose fit black trousers

Comfy: Italian journalist Maria Leitner stepped out in a black peplum top and trousers

Comfy: Italian journalist Maria Leitner stepped out in a black peplum top and trousers

Androgynous chic: Film producer Lili Hinstin paired a grey longline jacket with a loose grey shirt and black 3/4 length trousers

Androgynous chic: Film producer Lili Hinstin paired a grey longline jacket with a loose grey shirt and black 3/4 length trousers

Taylor has been in Italy for the last few weeks, attending several shows during Milan Digital Fashion Week. 

Taylor is an Illinois native, who grew up in Colorado, and was discovered by a fashion photographer when she was just 14. 

She kickstarted her modelling career by being featured in an Intimissimi’s catalogue in 2013, which led to a print campaign in Forever 21.

Since then, she went on to become a popular Victoria’s Secret Angel, beginning in 2015, and has appeared in many of the top high-fashion publications and fashion shows around the world.

Dapper: Mexican actor Alejandro Speitzer wore a monochrome shirt with denim jeans

Dapper: Mexican actor Alejandro Speitzer wore a monochrome shirt with denim jeans

Sharp: Actor Anthony Delon donned a navy suit that he teamed with a simple black shirt

Sharp: Actor Anthony Delon donned a navy suit that he teamed with a simple black shirt

Joking around: Anthony and  Italian actress Sveva Alviti put on an animated display

Joking around: Anthony and  Italian actress Sveva Alviti put on an animated display

Striking: Orizzonti Jury President Claire Denis was sure to turn heads in her quirky co-ord look

Striking: Orizzonti Jury President Claire Denis was sure to turn heads in her quirky co-ord look

Guests: (L-R) Karel Och, Vanja Kaludjercic, Jose Luis Rebordinos, Lili, Thierry Fremaux and Alberto Barbera were seen at a photocall at the event

Guests: (L-R) Karel Och, Vanja Kaludjercic, Jose Luis Rebordinos, Lili, Thierry Fremaux and Alberto Barbera were seen at a photocall at the event

Decision maker: Orizzonti Jury Member Francesca Comencini looked chic in a beige jacket and a white top as she made her way to the festival

Decision maker: Orizzonti Jury Member Francesca Comencini looked chic in a beige jacket and a white top as she made her way to the festival

Changes: The Venice Film Festival is a markedly toned down affair to previous years amid the coronavirus crisis, with temperature checks and mask wearing becoming mandatory

Changes: The Venice Film Festival is a markedly toned down affair to previous years amid the coronavirus crisis, with temperature checks and mask wearing becoming mandatory

Socially distanced: Photographers and press were seen spaced apart as they took photos

Socially distanced: Photographers and press were seen spaced apart as they took photos

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