Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Hillary Clinton attend Venice Film Festival opening

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Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and former first lady Hillary Clinton were among the famous faces at the star-studded opening of the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.

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Turner-Smith wore a long black, translucent dress, with jewelled detailing and red lining – and completed the look with elbow length green gloves (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

British talent including Jodie Turner-Smith and singer Pixie Lott were also pictured on the red carpet, as the 79th annual festival kicked off on Wednesday.

Noah Baumbach’s White Noise was the first film to be showcased at the festival, which runs until September 10.

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Gerwig wore a simple black dress with a low neckline for the occasion (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

The apocalyptic action film stars Driver as Jack Gladney, a college professor focused on the study of Adolf Hitler who lives with his wife, Babette (Gerwig).

Turner-Smith also co-stars with Marvel star Don Cheadle, who play Gladney’s colleagues at the university.

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Hillary Clinton poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film White Noise and the Venice International Film Festival opening ceremony during (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

The British actress, who is also known for films including Queen And Slim, wore a long black, translucent dress, with jewelled detailing and red lining – and completed the look with elbow length green gloves.

Gerwig wore a simple black dress with a low neckline, while Driver and Cheadle donned tuxedos for the occasion.

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English singer Lott opted for a bold, red, sleeveless playsuit on the event’s carpet (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Elsewhere, English singer Lott opted for a bold, red, sleeveless playsuit, and Clinton wore a flowing light-blue caftan.

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Jury president Julianne Moore poses for photographers at the Venice International Film Festival (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Actress Julianne Moore, who is this year’s jury president, wore a black dress with explosive patterns and a matching cape.

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French actress Catherine Deneuve was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award on the festival’s opening night (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Ahead of the White Noise screening French actress Catherine Deneuve was presented with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The actress wore a floor-length red dress with padded shoulders to the opening ceremony.

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Don Cheadle poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film White Noise and the opening ceremony of the Venice International Film Festival (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Attendees also received a message from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who once again urged the world of cinema not to remain silent on the ongoing conflict in his country.