Venice's Lido is a favorite venue for stars from Hollywood but as the red carpet is rolled out for this year's festival, the flavour is distinctly Asian, from a martial arts-themed opening to Japanese cartoons. And after a blunder-prone, overloaded 2004, organisers of the world's oldest cinema competition say they have a sleeker line-up which will appeal to art house film buffs and star-watchers alike. Clara Ferreira-Marques reports for Reuters.