The venerable Venice Film Festival paying tribute to commercial Italian comedies could be likened -- almost -- to the Pope praising porn.
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Venetian cuisine may not be as well known or as defined as Tuscan or Sicilian cuisine, but the city's (and Italy's) adherence to seasonality has inspired top chefs from Mario Batali to Evan Kleiman…
Terence Chang, John Woo's longtime producing partner and closest ally in making the transition to Hollywood, dates his friendship with the Hong Kong helmer as far back as 1978.
With its arching footpaths and sleek, marble-paved streets, the Floating City belongs to its constant parade of stylish pedestrians.
Don't restrict your daily intake to meetings, premieres and parties at Venice this year; even the big auteur in the sky rested on the seventh day. Here are a few delicious distractions:
Martial arts helmer John Woo will watch his latest epic, "Reign of Assassins" unspool in Venice next week after he collects the fest's prestigious Golden Lion lifetime achievement award.
The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is launching a program for young film buffs in tandem with several European Union film entities, and with Variety as cultural partner.
The Venice Film Festival has added Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski's provocative thriller "Essential Killing," starring Vincent Gallo as a Taliban insurgent, to its competition roster.
Israeli director Samuel Maoz will complete a year on the road promoting his Venice Golden Lion-winning film "Lebanon" in September back where he began -- in Venice as a member of the jury deciding…