Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film "Wife of a Spy" has been selected for competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival to vie for the top Golden Lion prize at one of the Big Three film festivals alongside Berlin and Cannes.
Set in Japan in 1940 before the Pacific War breaks out, the film follows a woman under fire for staying loyal to her husband, who is mixed up in espionage after accidentally learning about a government secret.
Though Kurosawa is an internationally renowned director, it marks the first time for his work to be shown in the competition section at the festival.
The festival starts on Sept. 2 in Venice, with the winners announced on the final day, Sept. 12. "Wife of a Spy" is scheduled to open in cinemas in Japan on Oct. 16.
give somebody the nod/get the nod from somebody：慣用語，獲得同意，被挑中。例句：They are still waiting for the boss to give them the nod to start the project.（他們還在等老闆批准展開這項計畫。）
be mixed up with/in something：慣用語，捲入；與…有牽連。例句：I was told that her husband was mixed up in illegal dealings.（我聽說她老公捲入非法交易。）