London: Hollywood legend Al Pacino's date at the Venice Film Festival premiere of his new film was his girlfriend Lucia Sola who is 40 years younger to him.

The 71-year-old filmmaker, who attended the fest to promote his new movie 'Wild Salome', proved that age doesn't matter when he was joined by his 31-year-old girlfriend, a newspaper reported.

'Wild Salmone' is Pacino's latest directorial and tells the tale of Oscar Wilde's once-forbidden play about illicit love and revenge.

"It's not a documentary. It's not a film. It's a much more ambitious and complicated gesture of cinema," Pacino said.

The pair were all smiles as they arrived on the red carpet dressed in their finest with Pacino, in a navy suit, matching his younger partner who wore a full-length midnight blue gown.

The Hollywood veteran was honoured at the festival for his work as a movie-maker later.