Chinese helmer Cai Shangjun's "Ren Shan Ren Hai" (People Mountain People Sea) is world preeming Tuesday as the Venice Film Festival's surprise competition film.
Lido regular Todd Solondz was in customary self-deprecating mode on Monday, as he reflected on the state of the U.S. indie industry.
Al Pacino held court Sunday on the Lido where his long-gestating "Wilde Salome" world-preemed positively, as he received Venice's Jaeger LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
Italy's Tucker Films has acquired Italian rights to Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui's "A Simple Life" (Tao jie) which screens today in competition.
Italy's Valle d'Aosta has become the latest region to set up a film commission with a small fund to lure productions to its Alpine settings.
Steven Soderbergh prompted a sneeze-and-sniffle alert on the Lido with his pandemic thriller "Contagion," which world preemed out-of-competition in Venice prior to its U.S. release Sept. 9 via Warner…
With no shortage of fresh Italian fare on the horizon, these helmers' forthcoming projects stand out as potential winners.
Italy's film community was hanging from a cliff until recently, with the threat of deep funding cuts starting to spoil its box office boom party.
Despite Italy's current economic blues, the Italian film industry is humming, with realistic prospects of reaching a whopping 40% local market share this year, meaning Cinema Italiano can even aspire…
Psychoanalysis, sadomasochistic sex and nudity stimulated the Lido Friday as David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" preemed positively, while Gallic auteur Philippe Garrel's romantic drama "That…
Prolific producer Donald Ranvaud ("The Constant Gardener") is bowing Buena Onda Intl. on the Lido with a slate spearheaded by sex-themed period laffer "The Anatomist," directed by Argentina's…