Actor: Hedy Lamarr

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ECSTASY

On the occasion of the pre-opening of the 76th Venice Film Festival, the feature film Ecstasy, directed by Gustav Machatý, was screened, newly restored in 4K by the Cineteca di Bologna. And although this important work is mainly remembered for the nudity of the beautiful Hedy Lamarr, which had already caused a scandal at the Venice Film Festival in 1934, many will have noticed that Ecstasy also stands out for its excellent direction by Machatý.

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HEDY LAMARR – ICY ACTRESS, BRILLANT INVENTOR

On the occasion of the pre-opening of the 76th Venice Film Festival, the feature film Ecstasy, a 1933 co-production between Czechoslovakia and Austria directed by Gustav Machaty, which caused quite a scandal at the time, will be screened. Merit for its success, (also) a very young Hedy Lamarr. But who was, in fact, Hedy Lamarr? It was not only her career as an actress that made her go down in history, in fact it is also thanks to this extraordinary personality that all of us, nowadays, can enjoy that useful invention called wi-fi.