This year, Venice mixes works from established helmers and newcomers.
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Venice Days kicks off with Gallic adoption drama "I Am Happy That My Mother Is Alive."
Italy's movie and political worlds made for an explosive mix at the 66th Venice Film Festival.
The 66th Venice Film Festival heralds the digital 3-D era with the inception of the Persol 3D Award.
Many of today's nifty gadgets and software toys were born years ago in European labs.
Two U.S. camera-rig makers have already become well known in the burgeoning stereoscopic 3-D market: Pace Technologies ("Avatar") and 3ality Digital ("U2 3D").
Glossy sprocket operas have sprung up across the Middle East over the last decade, adding to the depth of the region's filmmaking talent and raising its cinematic profile in the West.
The Venice Film Festival's Critics Week kicks off September 2 with Orwellian Swedish sci-fi toon "Metropia," voiced by Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, and Stellan Skarsgard.
Change is clearly under way as the 66th Venice Film Festival kicks off Sept. 2 with under a construction zone, as new fest digs are being dug, and a daring and diverse lineup aims to take its cue…
Will Venice provide more proof that the vitality displayed in 2008 has not vanished?
Italy's film community is incensed by the Berlusconi government, which has slashed arts funding.