Penelope Cruz dons a white lace maxi dress at On the Fringe photocall during Venice Film Festival


Penelope Cruz looked ethereal as she attended the On the Fringe photocall during the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Tuesday.

The actress, 48, cut a chic figure in a white maxi dress with floral lace detailing while clutching a coordinating leather handbag.

Accessorising with a pair of oversized hoop earrings, she elevated her height with white heels and wore her dark brown tresses in a trendy fringe.

Wow! Penelope Cruz looked ethereal as she attended the On the Fringe photocall during the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Tuesday

Posing up a storm for photographers, she caused onlookers to gawk and point while putting her modelling skills to use. 

The Oscar winner was soon joined by a movie director Juan Diego Botto, and actors Luis Tosar and Alvaro Longoria for a group shot on the red carpet.

Directed by Cory Thibert, the documentary film On the Fringe stars Shane Adamczak, Tony Adams and Peter Carlone.

Looking good: The actress, 48, cut a chic figure in a white maxi dress with floral lace detailing while clutching a coordinating leather handbag

Looking good: The actress, 48, cut a chic figure in a white maxi dress with floral lace detailing while clutching a coordinating leather handbag

Incredible: She elevated her height with white heels and wore her dark brown tresses in a trendy fringe

Out of this world: She accessorised with a pair of oversized hoop earrings,

Out of this world: Accessorising with a pair of oversized hoop earrings, she elevated her height with white heels and wore her dark brown tresses in a trendy fringe

Show-stopping: Posing up a storm for photographers, she caused onlookers to gawk and point while putting her modelling skills to use

Show-stopping: Posing up a storm for photographers, she caused onlookers to gawk and point while putting her modelling skills to use

Its website description reads: ‘Every summer, a ragtag crew of performing artists journey across the country to perform their work on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. 

‘This touring circuit is a unique showcase that attracts thousands of performers from all over the world bent on reclaiming control of their creative output and process. 

‘Experience the highs and lows of life on the road through the eyes of four different groups of artists as they struggle to balance love, friendship, and financial risk with artistic reward.’

Beauty: She looked nothing short of sensational

Hot stuff: She never fails to put her best fashion foot forward

Hot stuff: She never fails to put her best fashion foot forward

Gang: The Oscar winner was soon joined by a movie director Juan Diego Botto, and actors Luis Tosar and Alvaro Longoria for a group shot on the red carpet

Gang: The Oscar winner was soon joined by a movie director Juan Diego Botto, and actors Luis Tosar and Alvaro Longoria for a group shot on the red carpet

Elsewhere, Tessa Thompson looked sensational while pictured arriving at the pier of the five-star Excelsior Hotel.

The actress, 38, flashed a hint of her midriff in a black bandeau and leather trousers-ensemble, while accessorising with a matching coat.

She framed her face with a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses and tied her auburn locks into a sleek ponytail with a middle-parting.

Glowing: Penelope oozed glamour as she arrived on a jetty

Glowing: Penelope oozed glamour as she arrived on a jetty 

Dressed to impress: The Pirates Of The Caribbean star caused onlookers to gasp

Stylish: She put on a confident display

Dressed to impress: The Pirates Of The Caribbean star caused onlookers to gasp

Looking great: She couldn't have looked better if she tried

Looking great: She couldn’t have looked better if she tried 

Pretty: Penelope accentuated her natural beauty with a full face of flawlessly applied make-up

Hello! She waved towards her adoring fans

Pretty: Penelope accentuated her natural beauty with a full face of flawlessly applied make-up

The Venice Film Festival is the world’s oldest and was first founded in 1932, celebrating filmmaking from around the world. 

Attracting the biggest stars it’s held annually on the island of the Lido in the Venice Lagoon. With movie screenings taking place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi.

Julianne Moore is the president of this year’s jury, a role which will see the star award the event’s highest honour which is the Golden Lion award for Best Film, as well as other official gongs throughout the festival.

Emerging: Elsewhere, Tessa Thompson looked sensational while pictured arriving at the pier of the five-star Excelsior Hotel

Busy bee: She was glued to her phone

Emerging: Elsewhere, Tessa Thompson looked sensational while pictured arriving at the pier of the five-star Excelsior Hotel

Toned: The actress, 38, flashed a hint of her midriff in a black bandeau and leather trousers-ensemble, while accessorising with a matching coat

Toned: The actress, 38, flashed a hint of her midriff in a black bandeau and leather trousers-ensemble, while accessorising with a matching coat

Woah! She framed her face with a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses

Woah! She framed her face with a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses

Gorgeous: She tied her auburn locks into a sleek ponytail with a middle-parting

Gorgeous: She tied her auburn locks into a sleek ponytail with a middle-parting

Other members of this year’s jury include Argentinian director Mariano Cohn, British author Kazuo Ishiguro and Iranian actress Leila Hatami. 

Brendan Fraser’s moving drama The Whale, where he plays an obese professor, will also compete alongside films starring Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Colin Farrell.

Speaking about the line-up director of the event Alberto Barbera said: ‘The program is more varied than usual, placing affirmed filmmakers alongside directors in search of confirmation and, above all, talented newcomers aspiring for international recognition’.

‘But what still prevails is the feeling that “Cinema still wants to try to explore ways of thinking, big themes and big questions, the profound relationships that tie people to one another, the power of feelings and memory and the ability to push one’s gaze beyond the horizon of the present.”.

Spellbinding: Directed by Cory Thibert, the documentary film On the Fringe stars Shane Adamczak, Tony Adams and Peter Carlone

Spellbinding: Directed by Cory Thibert, the documentary film On the Fringe stars Shane Adamczak, Tony Adams and Peter Carlone

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