Dennis Hopper`s last film screened at Venice film fest

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 10:20 AM IST

London: A Belgian film-maker`s short film which includes Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper`s last screen appearance was met with applause at the ongoing Venice Film Festival.

Nicolas Provost`s 20-minute arthouse project, `Star Dust` features star turns from Hollywood actors Jon Voight and Jack Nicholson, as well as Hopper in his final film scenes before his tragic death, reported Contactmusic.

The experimental movie, shot with a surveillance-style technique, shows footage of the general public in Las Vegas spliced with repeated cameos from the actors.

Provost refuses to reveal how he managed to record the stars` scenes but admits Hopper, who is first seen sitting in a McDonald`s restaurant, loved the concept.

"It`s very important that I don`t reveal how I filmed them. I filmed it last summer and with Dennis Hopper, it was a wonderful encounter. It was striking how warm he was as a person. I wasn`t aware that I might have been filming him for the last time," said Provost.

The `Easy Rider` star lost his battle to prostate cancer in May this year.

PTI