Ryan Gosling stars in the festival opener, "First Man."
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The inclusion of Netflix films and their contemporaneous release in theaters and online has drawn the wrath of Italy's two major cinema associations ANEC and ANEM, who feel people will stay at home rather go out to watch the movies.The star-studded festival kicks off with "First Man," the new film from the Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" Damien Chazelle.Starring Canadian Ryan Gosling, the film follows the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong in the years leading up to 1969, when he became the first man to walk on the moon.Laszlo Nemes will return to big competition with "Sunset". He was Grand Prix winner at Cannes in 2015 and Oscar winner for best foreign film the following year with his first feature film "The Son of Saul".
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