As if Natalie Portman wasn’t awesome enough, the esteemed (and hot) actress just directed her first film, which will open the Venice International Film Festival's short-film sidebar.
Portman's 17-minute Eve will screen in an out-of-competition slot, and the actress expected to be on hand for the picture's September 1 debut.
Venice organizers called the flick, which stars Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara, "a civilized comedy,"
The festival runs August 27-September 6.
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