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…
The Venice Film Festival has announced "Khastegi" (Tedium), a hot button pic about transsexuals in Tehran, as a late addition to its cutting-edge Horizons section.
Teutonic terrorism drama "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex," Keira Knightley starrer "The Duchess," omnibus pic "8" and Isabelle Huppert starrer "Un Barrage contre le Pacifique" are among the first titles…
The Venice Film Festival is dedicating its 65th edition to the late Egyptian helmer Youssef Chahine, who will also be remembered with a screening of his 1958 classic "Cairo Station."
Italian authorities have ordered the country's Internet service providers to block access to the Pirate Bay, among the world's largest sites indexing pirated movies and music.
Italy's Communications Authority has approved regulations giving the country's indie TV and film producers a bigger piece of the tube-rights pie and tightening the screws on production quotas for…