Madonna`s `W.E.` to premiere at Venice film fest

Updated: Jul 29, 2011, 13:57 PM IST

London: Pop star Madonna`s directorial venture "W.E." will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The film is about the life of Britain`s King Edward VIII and his American wife Wallis Simpson and a modern-day woman called Wally. It will be screened out-of-competition at the Aug 31-Sep 10 event.

"`W.E.` is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made. I`ve wanted to tell this story for a very long time, and bringing it to life has been a great adventure for me," Madonna said about her film.

Films included in the competition line-up are "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and Andrea Arnold`s new adaptation of classic tale "Wuthering Heights".

"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky will chair the competition jury that will pick the winner of the Golden Lion Award.