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.
Italy's RAI Cinema -- which has a massive 22 pics unspooling in Venice -- has announced several international acquisitions, including David Cronenberg's Don DeLillo adaptation "Cosmopolis," Rob…
Italy's Cinecitta Luce and Telecom Italia have pacted to preserve and digitally distribute pics and documentaries in Italy's national film archives plus several international titles.
The legacy of Hollywood maverick Nicholas Ray is looming large on the Lido where his freshly restored, groundbreaking "We Can't Go Home Again" finally world-preemed in its finished form -- along with…
Iranian authorities have banned documentary filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb -- who co-helmed underground movie "This Is Not a Film" with Jafar Panahi -- from travelling outside the country, according to…
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.