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September 4, 2008

venice1.jpgThere have been a few technical glitches at this year’s Venice film festival, but even the most seasoned film critics were puzzled when the main press screening of Italian film “Il Seme della Discordia” (The Seed of Discord), which is vying for the Golden Lion, was cancelled on Thursday.

A statement from organisers simply said the film reel was not available for the 7 p.m. screening. It will instead be shown at 10:30 p.m.

“The Seed of Discord”, by Neapolitain director Pappi Corsicato is one of four domestic films in the main line-up, a bold choice by festival director Marco Mueller which has sparked hopes that one of Italy’s own may scoop the top prize when the awards are announced on Saturday.

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