The 69th Venice Film Festival officially kicked off today! The event runs through September 8th and features an exclusive lineup of films. Widely thought to be one of the world's most prestigious movie festivals, being included in the fesitivities is an honor for any director or actor--and even more so if they win one of the several prizes awarded at the event. That's why I'm thrilled to see that this year, a few of our favorite Latino stars are being featured for their work!


Javier Bardem joins a superstar cast, including Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, in the film, To the Wonder, which depicts Affleck as a married man who cheats on his wife with McAdams' character. Apparently, Bardem plays a priest who gives Affleck's character advice!

Half-Spanish actress Noomi Rapace pairs up with Rachel McAdams in a campy and sexy film entitled Passion. The movie, which is a remake of a French film, follows a young businesswoman who plots a murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steal her idea.

Selena Gomez is breaking away from her good-girl image with the much buzzed-about flick, Springbreakers. Gomez stars alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco in the film, which follows a group of teens who decide to rob a fast food restaurant in order pay for their spring break.

Personally, I can't wait to see all three of these, especially Springbreakers! Come on, doesn't it sound like the perfect movie to see with your girlfriends? Plus, you can't beat the Gomez and Franco combo!

Which of these movies are you looking forward to seeing? Tell us in the comments below!

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Michelle Regalado is a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. She loves reading, travel, pop culture, and writing about anything and everything.

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