These are some Keira Knightley photos from Friday’s Venice Film Festival premiere of A Dangerous Method, which continues to be one of the best-reviewed films coming out of Venice. Keira seems to be getting a lot of credit and a lot of attention for the film too, which is surprising, to me at least. Keira seems like the odd woman out, talent-wise, in a cast of supremely talented actors including My Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. We’ll see what happens when the film opens in wide release, though. Viggo always gets a lot of attention for his collaborations with Cronenberg, and I suspect that during the awards season, we won’t be hearing much about Keira’s performance.
Anyway, for the premiere, Keira wore this Valentino gown. I think it’s a weird choice for Keira, considering she rarely does this kind of full-on Glamour Girl look. The dress looks like a throwback to a different era, and I like the whole “floating on a cloud of gold lace” vibe I’m getting. I think the whole thing is gorgeous, and it’s probably even prettier and more amazing in person. My only complaints: the gown would be more appropriate for a winter awards show or premiere, rather than a film festival in the first week of September. Also: her eye makeup. I love Keira’s face (I do!), but her features, much like Anne Hathaway’s, easily go “squirrelly”. Keira should avoid really heavy eye makeup.
I’ve also added a photo of Keira in a casual navy shirtdress – she’s really working the Audrey Hepburn vibe in Venice, isn’t she?
Photos courtesy of WENN.