A-list line-up at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival kicked off with a starry bang on August 31. Celebrities, including the world's top film critics, converged on the red carpet for the event which is counted as the one of the "Big Three" film festivals along with the Cannes fest and the Berlin Film Festival.

Hollywood actress Emma Stone dazzled in embellished Atelier Versace as she arrived for the screening of her film La La Land on August 31.

Hollywood actress Emma Stone dazzled in embellished Atelier Versace as she arrived for the screening of her film La La Land on August 31. (AFP)

Actors Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner made a splash in black as they arrived for the premiere of Arrival presented in competition on September 1.

Actors Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner made a splash in black as they arrived for the premiere of their film Arrival on September 1. (AFP)

The Light Between Oceans co-stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander looked striking as they posed at the premiere of their film which is in the competition line-up.

The Light Between Oceans co-stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander posed for the cameras before the premier of their film. (AFP)

Model Barbara Palvin was a vision in white at the screening of La La Land.

Model Barbara Palvin was a vision in a flowing white gown at the screening of La La Land. (AFP)

Derek Cianfrance, director of Light Between the Oceans, was at his casual best at the photocall of his film.

Derek Cianfrance, director of Light Between the Oceans, was at his casual best at the photocall of his film. (AFP)

Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, was dashing in a black tux.

Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, was dashing in a black tux. (AFP)

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was dashing as he arrived at the photocall of the film Nocturnal Animals.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal looked sharp as he arrived at the photocall of the film Nocturnal Animals. (AFP)

British director and president of the jury Sam Mendes posed for a picture on August 31.

British director and president of the jury Sam Mendes posed for a picture on August 31. (AFP)

Director Wim Wenders, actress Sophie Semin, actor Reda Kateb and actor Jens Harzer posed at the photocall of the movie Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez (The

Director Wim Wenders, actress Sophie Semin, actor Reda Kateb and actor Jens Harzer posed at the photocall of their movie Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez (The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez). (AFP)

Director Rama Burshtein shared a light moment with the cast of his film Through the Wall (Laavor et Hakir).

Through the Wall director Rama Burshtein and his cast Noa Koler, Amos Tamam and actor Oz Zehavi were all smiles at the photocall of their film. (AFP)