Actresses Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to the Venice Film Festival on Thursday as they walked the red carpet for the world premiere of their new movie "Planetarium".
The film, by French director Rebecca Zlotowski, is screening out of competition at the world's oldest film festival.
"Planetarium", set in Paris in the 1930s, features Portman and Depp as sisters and spiritualists. As the young Americans conclude a world tour, they are approached by a French producer who wants to bring them on the big screen.
Portman, in a figure-hugging white gown, could be seen protectively placing her arms around 17-year-old Depp as they posed for photographers on the red carpet.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of the premiere, Portman, who won an Oscar for her role in ballet thriller "Black Swan" and made her own directorial debut with drama "A Tale of Love and Darkness", said she enjoyed working with Depp, the daughter of maverick actor Johnny.
Depp and Portman were joined on the red carpet with their co-star Emmanuel Salinger and Zlotowski.
This year's edition of the world's oldest film festival features several strong female leads, including Amy Adams in thrillers "Arrival" and "Nocturnal Animals", Dakota Fanning in survival epic "Brimstone" and Portman again as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in drama "Jackie".
But just two of the 20 movies vying for the coveted Golden Lion to be awarded on Saturday are directed by women; Ana Lily Amirpour's "The Bad Batch" and Martina Parenti's "Spira Mirabilis", which she co-directed with Massimo D'Anolfi.