Clooney gets political in Venice while presenting 'Suburbicon'

Under the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice....

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Under the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice which the actor and director said on Saturday (September 2) continues to erupt in today's very angry society. "Suburbicon", starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, takes the audience to a town of that same name.

The town is rudely awoken from the American dream by a series of surreal crimes and residents' angry reaction to a black family moving into the neighbourhood. Damon plays Gardner, a family man whose home life darkens just as tensions rise in the community outside, while Moore changes hair colour to play both his wife and sister-in-law.

Based on a script written by Joel and Ethan Cohen in the 1980s, the film opens with a cheery prologue promoting the charms of Suburbicon, which include a church and a mall. Clooney, a festival stalwart who got married in a star-studded party in Venice, and has since made Italy his second home, said the film reflected deep anger in his home country.

"Suburbicon" is Clooney's latest turn behind the camera since 2014's "Monuments Men", but he is perhaps best known for his decades-long acting career.

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