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Venice Film Festival 2021: Georgina Rodriquez attends ceremony after Ronaldo’s Manchester Utd move

It was recently announced that her boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to his former club Manchester United after inking a deal with the team.

And following the news, Georgina Rodriquez ensured the attention was on her, as the arrived at the 78th annual Venice Film Festival opening ceremony on Wednesday.

The Spanish model, 27, oozed sophistication as she arrived wearing a black corset style top and matching flared trousers, at the premiere for Parallel Mothers.

Wow! Georgina Rodriquez ensured the attention was on her, as the arrived at the 78th annual Venice Film Festival opening ceremony on Wednesday

She wore a tailored blazer slung over her shoulders in a carefree fashion and styled the look with a pair of silver heels, a diamond necklace and statement earrings.

Georgina wore her raven tresses in a sleek bob and added to her pretty features with a bronze pallet of make-up.  

Ronaldo’s Old Trafford return was confirmed earlier this week, with the Portugal star completing his dramatic move from Juventus and becoming a United player for the second time in his career.

United have splashed out £12.9million on the 36-year-old with £6.9m to follow in add-ons. Ronaldo put pen to paper on a two-year deal with an option for a further year after passing a medical in Lisbon at the weekend. 

It could see him playing for United until he is 39.

The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events. 

Glam: The Spanish model, 27, oozed sophistication as she arrived wearing a black corset style top and matching flared trousers, at the premiere for Parallel Mothers

Glam: The Spanish model, 27, oozed sophistication as she arrived wearing a black corset style top and matching flared trousers, at the premiere for Parallel Mothers

The jury 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.’

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.

On the move! It was recently announced that her boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to his former club Manchester United after inking a deal with the team

On the move! It was recently announced that her boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to his former club Manchester United after inking a deal with the team

Wow! She wore a tailored blazer slung over her shoulders in a carefree fashion and styled the look with a pair of silver heels, a diamond necklace and statement earrings

Wow! She wore a tailored blazer slung over her shoulders in a carefree fashion and styled the look with a pair of silver heels, a diamond necklace and statement earrings

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. 

The topic of the panel will be ‘the dramatic situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists in general, the need for the creation of humanitarian corridors and the guarantee of the granting of political refugee status, as well as concern for their future and the need to provide for their accommodation once they arrive in Europe.’ 

Oscar-winning Italian directorRoberto Benigni, who helmed the acclaimed Life is Beautiful, will also be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Sleek: Georgina wore her raven tresses in a sleek bob and added to her pretty features with a bronze pallet of make-up

Sleek: Georgina wore her raven tresses in a sleek bob and added to her pretty features with a bronze pallet of make-up

In a statement he said: ‘My heart is full of joy and gratitude. It is an immense honour to receive such an important recognition of my work from the Venice International Film Festival.’ 

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.  

Attendee: The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world's oldest awards ceremonies and one of the 'Big Five' events

Attendee: The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events

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