Italian director, screenwriter, and critic Carlo Lizzani, who was Oscar-nominated in 1950 as co-writer of neo-realist classic "Bitter Rice," went on to direct dozens of films, and in the late 1970s…
VENICE – A dispute at the Venice Film Festival over the nationality of Tsai Ming-liang’s competition entry "Stray Dogs" is being downplayed by fest director Alberto Barbera. While Tsai and his…
As the Venice Film Festival celebrates its 70th year, its lineup looks to the future, with a bold mix of name auteurs and newcomers, crowdpleasers and esoteric pics, sandwiched between two high-end…
VENICE – The 70th Venice Film Festival blasted off in high gear with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock working the red carpet to tubthump Alfonso Cuaron’s well-received space thriller "Gravity,"…
For the first time in its 70-year history, the Venice lineup includes three feature films produced by the fest itself through its Biennale College, which is turning the Lido into a unique year-round…
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The Italo auteur, who is 72, bowed his first feature, gritty drama "The Grim Reaper," from the Lido in 1962, when he has a boy wonder.
ROME -- The Venice Festival, the world's oldest sprocket opera, is helping filmmakers get their pics made. But unlike other indie auteur events -- think Sundance, Cannes or Rotterdam -- the Lido…
U.S. helmer Tim Sutton ("Pavilion") is among winners of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College initiative, which will shepherd three microbudget works from development through distribution.
The Venice Film Festival on Friday launched its Biennale College in tandem with Gucci, which will shepherd microbudget first works through their entire production cycle, from development through…
The power play that saw Alberto Barbera replace Marco Mueller as artistic director at the Venice Film Festival is a move that may intensify the rivalry between venerable Biennale and the upstart Rome…
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