Venice 2020 carnival kicks off with spectacular water show

Ok, it’s no fun watching films in a face-mask. Or sitting in a theater that smells less of popcorn than of disinfectant. But for the hundreds of film critics, journalists and film professionals who made it here to this year’s Venice Film Festival — the first major festival since the coronavirus lockdown — the new hygiene measures are a small price to pay to be able to go to the movies again.