Early chatter on the Lido is centering around concerns that Venice fest topper Marco Mueller's gamble in spotlighting lesser-known, if respected, filmmakers could backfire in terms of the fest's…
Joel and Ethan Coen's screwball spy comedy "Burn After Reading" got the Venice Film Festival off to a rollicking, star-studded start in what otherwise promises to be a markedly cerebral 65th edition.
The Venice Film Festival kicks off today Wednesday (Aug 27) with fewer Hollywood pics and more Italian ones on display amid a mix of preems that should pacify the paparazzi while satisfying…
Just a few months after Silvio Berlusconi became Italy's Prime Minister for the third time, the media mogul and former cruise ship crooner is working on a CD of love songs that he hope to release at…
With a fresh new four-year mandate, Marco Mueller finally has a chance to burnish his legacy on the Lido and take it to a higher plateau.
Italy's trumpeted cinematic resurgence, following its Cannes double whammy with nods for "Gomorrah" and "Il Divo," is likely to get a reality check in Venice.
In 1975, a strange Venice-set film titled "Yuppi du," directed by Italo pop star and one-time Elvis impersonator Adriano Celentano, who co-starred with a half-naked Charlotte Rampling in the film…
The world's oldest film fest is getting new digs. Last year, a big Dante Ferretti-designed wrecking ball was symbolically placed on the red carpet in front of the Palazzo del Cinema, and this year…
Circa May 2008, the Rome Film Festival seemed on the brink of collapse, weakened by civil warfare within the Eternal City, where Mayor Walter Veltroni, who had started the ambitious event in 2005…
The Rome Film Festival, in its third edition, is, understandably, still struggling to define its identity. But since its inception, besides exuding a populist, metropolitan feel, the Eternal City…