Three films in competition today at the Venice Film Festival, which ensure a certain number of stars on Lido Sunday. Kate Hudson is in fact expected for Ana Lily Amirpour’s American ‘Mona Lisa and the blood moon’ with South Korean actress Jeon Jong-seo as a young woman with unspecified paranormal powers, who escapes from an asylum. Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg are instead protagonists of Michel Franco’s Mexican ‘Sundown’, appreciated last year at the Lido with ‘Nuevo orden’, which earned him the Grand Jury Prize. This time Franco frames an English billionaire who decides to stay in violent Acapulco after a vacation, apparently for no reason. Choral caste and many French stars, then, for ‘Illusions Perdues’ by Xavier Giannoli, based on the novel of the same name by Honoré de Balzac, with Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar and Gérard Depardieu . Out of competition there is instead the expected ‘Ariaferma’ by Leonardo Di Costanzo with Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando. Entirely shot inside a prison, the film depicts the singular relationship that is established between the head of the prison guards (Servillo) and a prisoner (Orlando). Finally, for the Giornate degli Autori, Sabina Guzzanti arrives at the Lido with her new documentary as director ‘Spin Time. What an effort democracy! ‘, Dedicated to an occupied Roman palace of 17 thousand square meters, famous for the intervention of the Pope’s almsgiver, in which a political and social experiment is underway.