This year boatloads of big-name directors are disembarking on the Lido with hot films unspooling in competish. Despite all the attention they will surely attract, many eyes are on the fest's…
Call it the curse of the Lido's new Palazzo del Cinema. Plans to build new digs for the Venice fest have fallen through at least three times since 1938, when its current palazzo was built.
Landing two features in the Lido competish is a first for leading Italian shingle Cattleya, in which U has a 20% stake.
Six years after bursting on the fest circuit, the Rome Film Festival is, understandably, still sharpening its identity. But what keeps becoming clearer each year, is that Italo pols rep a systematic…
Marco Mueller, now in his eighth (and possibly final) year assembling the Venice lineup, is calling this edition the one "closest to my vision."
Perhaps because it's feeling a bit besieged locally, Rome is creating a bridgehead with London this year.
After tackling thorny issues pertaining to church, state and repressive forces in Italy for more than 40 years, Marco Bellocchio isn't about to mellow out now.
The international indie biz found what it was looking for at Locarno Film Festival Industry Days, the informal but meticulously reconfigured mart that has expanded its scope within the global…
The Venice Film Festival has added Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To's timely financial-crisis crimer "Life Without Principle" to its competition lineup.
Harrison Ford was feted on Saturday with a surprise Golden Leopard for lifetime achievement at the Locarno Film Festival where, on the industry side, some early deals have closed.