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Gorgeous Short Film Captures the Hidden Magic of Venice

Director Olivier Astrologo, along with brother Nils, shares the spirit and essence of Venice in his new short film Venezia. Awarded by the city of Rome last year for his film Roma, which boasts over 1 million views, Astrologo’s newest venture highlights the craftsmanship, architecture, and inhabitants that shape Venice. Sweeping across the lagoon, skipping across sun-drenched rooftops and moving through undiscovered artisan workshops, the short film is a journey beyond the city's stereotypes.

Produced in partnership with René Caovilla, a master Venetian shoemaker who has worked with the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel, Astrologo’s Venezia peers behind the hidden doors of Venice. Crafting wooden oars, weaving luxurious textiles, and gliding through gondola-laden canals paint an enchanting—and secret—picture of Venice.

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All images via Oliver Astrologo.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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