Following his Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower," self-styled professional dabbler James Franco examines the tragically shortened life of another gay artist in his unenlightening but not ungenerous…
Venice Film Festival
On the Venice Lido to present Horizons player "Swirl," Brazil's Dezenove Son e Imagens is readying "Vazante" (Surge), the first solo directorial outing from Brazilian Daniela Thomas, who co-directed…
It's the second year that controversial Japanese helmer Sion Sono has had a film debut at Venice. But this year's "Himizu," screening in competition today, has a rather different tone than last…
Lido regular Todd Solondz was in customary self-deprecating mode on Monday, as he reflected on the state of the U.S. indie industry.
Gotham filmmaker Mary Harron journeys to the Lido this week with her fourth feature, an adaptation of Rachel Klein's 2002 bestseller "The Moth Diaries," which preems out of competition today in…
"Jose and Pilar" has been sold to Outsider Pictures for the U.S. and Canada.
Euro production-distribution giant Studiocanal and Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free are teaming to produce the first English-language film from Italian helmer Luca Guadagnino ("I Am Love").
About 300 guests gathered on the Danieli Hotel terrace Saturday night for Variety's high-energy annual party saluting world film.
Al Pacino held court Sunday on the Lido where his long-gestating "Wilde Salome" world-preemed positively, as he received Venice's Jaeger LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
When Working Title's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" unspools on the Lido today, it will be more than just the world preem of a marquee property with a stellar Brit cast -- it will be the shingle's…
Italy's Tucker Films has acquired Italian rights to Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui's "A Simple Life" (Tao jie) which screens today in competition.