Maggie Gyllenhaal nails androgynous chic in an oversized navy blue suit at Venice Film Festival


She’s been a fixture of this year’s festival with her stylish ensembles. 

And Maggie Gyllenhaal nailed androgynous chic in an oversized navy suit as she stepped out during the Venice Film Festival on Friday.  

The 43-year-old actress wowed in the ensemble which was complete with a waistcoat embellished with gold buttons and wide leg suit trousers.

Looking good: Maggie Gyllenhaal, 43, nailed the androgynous look in an oversized blazer as she stepped out during the Venice Film Festival on Friday

Maggie kept the look casual by opting for black leather sandals, which revealed a perfect black pedicure to match. 

By way of accessorising, the Donnie Darko star slung an elegant vintage Hermes bag over her shoulder and framed her face with oversized black sunglasses. 

Her short brown bob revealed gold earrings which dangled from her lobes, matching the buttons on her jacket. 

Maggie’s star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter is set to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Friday. 

Fashion forward: The actress wowed in the ensemble which was complete with a waistcoat embellished with gold buttons and wide leg suit trousers

Fashion forward: The actress wowed in the ensemble which was complete with a waistcoat embellished with gold buttons and wide leg suit trousers

The upcoming film, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, will have its world premiere at the event.

The cast is led by Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson and the movie tells the gripping story of Olivia’s character Leda. 

A college professor on a summer holiday at the seaside, she becomes obsessed with Nina (Dakota) and her young daughter as she watches them play on the beach.

Leda is reminded of the terror and confusion she felt in early motherhood as she watches the mother-daughter duo, as well as their extended family.

Reminded of the unconventional choices she made for her own daughter, Leda begins to unravel and becomes a prisoner of her own mind, unable to explain what’s happened.  

Looking good: By way of accessorising, the Donnie Darko star slung an elegant vintage Hermes bag over her shoulder and framed her face with oversized black sunglasses

Looking good: By way of accessorising, the Donnie Darko star slung an elegant vintage Hermes bag over her shoulder and framed her face with oversized black sunglasses

Upcoming: Maggie's star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter is set to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Friday

Upcoming: Maggie’s star-studded directorial debut The Lost Daughter is set to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Friday

It was announced earlier this month that Netflix had acquired the rights to air The Lost Daughter.

On the news, Maggie said: ‘I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix again. They have supported so much of the work I am most proud of, and this is no exception.

‘Netflix has consistently championed filmmakers that excite and inspire me and I’m delighted to be included in that company.’

The film is scheduled for release on the streaming platform in December.   

The jury at this year’s event is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is ‘honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition. 

‘As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.’

Talented: The movie tells the gripping story of Olivia Colman's character Leda (pictured)

Talented: The movie tells the gripping story of Olivia Colman’s character Leda (pictured)

The jury is also comprised of  director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao.

This year’s festival has also invited two Afgan filmmakers, Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani, to discuss the Taliban’s takeover of the country, with ‘particular attention to the situation of filmmakers and artists,’ in a panel taking place on 4th September.   

This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.

Last year’s occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, will all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.

Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.

Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.

All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.  

Star studded: The film, which sees Paul Mescal (pictured) of Normal People grace the big screen, is scheduled for release on Netflix in December

Star studded: The film, which sees Paul Mescal (pictured) of Normal People grace the big screen, is scheduled for release on Netflix in December



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