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…
David Cronenberg, who arrives on the Lido today with "A Dangerous Method," suspects his dark tale, set at the birth of psychoanalysis, could attract more interest from folks interested in Sigmund…
Much has changed for Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng in the leap from low-budget hit laffer "Cape No. 7" to "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale," his country's first big-budget epic, which screened…
George Clooney dominated the day at the Venice Film Festival where "The Ides of March," his hard-hitting drama-thriller about cynical American politics, drew positive buzz and provided the Lido with…
As far as infrastructural innnovation goes, the Venice Film Festival's new mantra is: "Let's work with what we've got."