Lilac lovers: Roger Moore and wife Kristina Tholstrup arrive at the 70th Venice Film Festival in colour-coordinated outfits
Roger Moore and his wife Kristina Tholstrup were sure to have made a lasting first impression as they arrived at the Venice Film Festival in colour-coordinated ensembles.
The 85-year-old James Bond actor and Kristina, 71, who is known as Kiki, were spotted stepping off their taxi boat in the Italian city on Monday.
The pair were hand in hand as they sauntered down the wooden decking towards their venue dressed in the exact same shade of lilac.
Purple perfection: Roger Moore and his wife Kristina Tholstrup arrive in Venice for the 70th Venice Film Festival in Italy
Roger, who has appeared in scores of films during his time in the industry, looked delighted to be back at the festival on the Venice Lido which has four different cinema theatres dotted around the venue.
He was sporting a fetching lilac blazer, with a slightly lighter shade of lilac for his shirt, a pair of white chino trousers and white trainers.
The actor accessorised with a fedora hat, which he held in his hand, a pair of aviator shades and a white leather belt.
Dressed and ready: Roger Moore and Kristina Tholstrup looked lovely in matching purple outfits
Moore’s third wife, Kristina opted for a knee-length lilac dress, a pair of black and pink leather pumps, and a white straw fedora with black trim.
The Danish-Swedish mulch-millionairre accessorised with a matching cross necklace and drop earrings, with dangling turquoise butterflies, a pink Chanel bag and a pair of dark shades.
Her short silver hair was elegantly styled and her toned pins were sun-kissed from a summer of sunshine.
Helping hand: Kristina Tholstrup is helped on to a boat whilst husband Roger Follows straight behind
The pre-opening of the Festival takes place on Tuesday at the Campo San Polo Arena in Venice featuring the screening of Le mani sulla città (Hands Over the City, 1963) by Francesco Rosi.
Directed by Alberto Barbera, the 70th festival will run from August 28 to September 7.
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms.
Thoughtful: Roger looks to be in a pensive moment whilst he waits to arrive at his venue for this year’s 70th film festival
The jury will award prizes for feature-length films, including the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion for Best Director and a new award, the Grand Jury Prize.
Opening the ceremony this year is non-competition film, Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
A total of twenty films will vie for the coveted Golden Lion at the world’s oldest film festival, and include Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz as a reclusive computer genius, and Peter Landesman’s Parkland, which looks into what happened at Dallas’ Parkland hospital the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
In conversation: Roger Moore and his wife Kristina Tholstrup enjoying an intimate chat in Venice
Director Alberto Barbera announced Thursday that this year’s film line-up are bleak in their outlook.
‘Perhaps one of the strongest themes that emerges from all the films is the lack of prospects. There’s an acknowledgment of an extremely problematic situation, in some cases tragic,’ Barbera told a news conference.
‘Cinema mirrors reality, so we can’t complain if auteur films today gives us an image of our times that is not consoling.’
Short stay: Roger Moore and his wife Kristina Tholstrup just settling in for their short-term stay in the city