VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Director Ridley Scott, Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Director of the festival Alberto Barbera attend the red carpet of 20th Century Studios’ movie “The Last Duel” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for 20th Century Studios )
20th Century Studios just celebrated the world premiere of their film The Last Duel. This took place at the Venice International Film Festival. It is the oldest film festival in the world. It is regarded as one of the big three along with the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. In attendance on behalf of The Last Duel were stars Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. They were joined by the director and producer Ridley Scott. As well as co-screenwriter and producer Nicole Holofcener. Via 20th Century Studios we are happy to share some images from this event down below!
Prior to screening The Last Duel in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema, Ridley Scott was honored for his contributions to the film industry with the festival’s Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Additional filmmakers in attendance include producers Kevin J. Walsh and Jennifer Fox, and executive producer Drew Vinton.
Here is the synopsis for The Last Duel
A historical epic, “The Last Duel” is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. The film, which opens in theaters nationwide this October, is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals.
Oscar® winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” “Ford v Ferrari”) stars as Jean de Carrouges, two-time Academy Award® nominee Adam Driver (“Marriage Story,” “BlacKkKlansman”) is Jacques Le Gris, Emmy® winner Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve,” “Free Guy”) is Marguerite de Carrouges and two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” “Good Will Hunting”) is Count Pierre d’Alencon.
The film is directed by four-time Academy Award® nominee (“The Martian,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “Thelma & Louise”) Ridley Scott, with a screenplay by Oscar® nominee Nicole Holofcener (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) & Ben Affleck & Matt Damon based on the book by Eric Jager. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, p.g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a., (“Manchester by the Sea”), Jennifer Fox, p.g.a., (“Nightcrawler”), Nicole Holofcener, p.g.a., Matt Damon, p.g.a., Ben Affleck, p.g.a., with Kevin Halloran (“Ford v Ferrari”), Drew Vinton (“Promised Land”), Madison Ainley (“Justice League”) serving as executive producers.