High-profile Venice competish slot will ensure the helmers' widest exposure yet, though the image- rather than dialogue-driven pic will remain niche fare commercially.
Some of the most dramatic, and revealing, movie moments of 2011 occur when songs do the talking.
Throwing the conventional sports-movie formula a curve, "Moneyball" offers an uncannily sharp, penetrating look at how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane helped reinvent baseball.
Annette Bening's "Medea" is a steely, resolutely feminist interpretation of Euripides' timeless child murderess.
A feminist comedy about rape and retribution from veteran Czech helmer Vera Chytilova, "Traps" is great fun in spots but overstays its welcome by about half an hour. Faster pacing and tighter cutting…