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:
Venice Film Festival
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.
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…
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its lineup of 79 world premieres, comprising an ample American contingent, alongside robust European and Asian representations, all making for a meticulously…
The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section has unveiled its 12-title largely European lineup comprising nine world preems.
Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" is among a new clutch of hotly anticipated titles tipped to unspool at the Venice Film Fest, along with works by Ben Affleck, Kelly Reichardt, Tom Tykwer, Takashi…