After staging operas for decades at venerable Western world venues, such as La Scala and the Met, Franco Zeffirelli is taking "Turandot" to the new Royal Opera House in Oman, where, on Oct. 12…
Paris-based sales outfit Pacha Pictures, the first international film company to emerge from the Arab Spring, has sold "Stray Bullet" to France's Cine Classic.
Russian helmer Alexander Sokurov's "Faust," a retelling of the Goethe tragedy, is the winner of the 68th Venice Film Festival' s Golden Lion.
The Venice Film Festival's cutting-edge Horizons section has awarded cult Japanese helmer Shinya Tsukamoto's "Kotoko" its top nod for a feature-length work.
Gallic helmer Vincent Garenq's miscarriage of justice drama "Presume Coupable" (Guilty) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as best European film in the Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice…
The spring Egyptian revolt in Cairo's Tahrir Square has prompted a deluge of docus. But "Tahrir 2011 -- The Good, the Bad, and the Politician" is likely to be the only one loosely inspired by a…
For Italy's Gianni Pacinotti, whose "The Last Man on Earth" stands out as the single debut feature in the Venice competition, getting launched as a film director has been relatively easy.
The Venice Film Festival has awarded its first nod.
Italy's Puglia region, which is becoming a film and TV production hotspot, is launching a multidisciplinary event, called Frontiere, where HBO's "The Sunset Limited," helmed by Tommy Lee Jones, will…
The recent resurgence of Italian cinema at the local box office is not matched by signs of any increase in international sales, according to a Venice fest confab.