Venice Film Festival 2011: Kate Winslet returns to the spotlight in controversial director Roman Polanski"s Carnage

Venice Film Festival 2011: Kate Winslet returns to the spotlight in controversial director Roman Polanski"s Carnage

Heroine Kate Winslet returns to the spotlight at Venice Film Festival in controversial director Roman Polanski”s Carnage

4:47 PM on 1st September 2011

Controversial: Kate Winslet, pictured today at the Venice photo call for the film, stars in Carnage directed by polarising Roman Polanski

Controversial: Kate Winslet, pictured today at the Venice photo call for the film, stars in Carnage directed by polarising Roman Polanski

Intense: Kate stars with Christoph Waltz in the adaption of the play God Of Carnage, about two families trying to work out why their children have been fighting

Intense: Kate stars with Christoph Waltz in the adaption of the play God Of Carnage, about two families trying to work out why their children have been fighting

Pool of talent: John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz pose with original God Of Carnage writer Yasmina Reza

Pool of talent: John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz pose with original God Of Carnage writer Yasmina Reza

Divided opinion: Though Polanski has been accused of sexually abusing a minor, Kate was thrilled to be part of the project

Divided opinion: Though Polanski has been accused of sexually abusing a minor, Kate was thrilled to be part of the project

Nerves: On working with Roman, Kate said

Nerves: On working with Roman, Kate said “We are only human beings and we are still perfectly capable of being terrified, whoever we are”

Back to the day job: Kate Winslet attends a photocall for new film Carnage at the Venice Film Festival Back to the day job: Kate Winslet attends a photocall for new film Carnage at the Venice Film Festival

Back to the day job: Kate Winslet attends a photocall for new film Carnage at the Venice Film Festival

Riding in style: Winslet arrived for the photocall on one of Venice

Riding in style: Winslet arrived for the photocall on one of Venice”s many water taxis

Junket time: Winslet joined Carnage co-stars John C Reilly (left) and Christoph Waltz

Junket time: Winslet joined Carnage co-stars John C Reilly (left) and Christoph Waltz

Lucky: Kate said

Lucky: Kate said “I feel extremely fortunate to have been with the Branson family who coped incredibly well”