Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. has acquired world sale rights to Brazilian "Girimunho" (Swirl), which is making the rounds of fall fests.
Venice Film Festival
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's follow-up to "Persepolis," "Chicken With Plums," slipped down a treat for some critics at a press screening Saturday where it received an ovation.
The visual artist-turned-helmer picked up Venice's Gucci Group Award for crossover filmmakers for his debut feature, "Hunger," which also scooped Cannes' Camera d'Or.
Steven Soderbergh prompted a sneeze-and-sniffle alert on the Lido with his pandemic thriller "Contagion," which world preemed out-of-competition in Venice prior to its U.S. release Sept. 9 via Warner…
Despite Italy's current economic blues, the Italian film industry is humming, with realistic prospects of reaching a whopping 40% local market share this year, meaning Cinema Italiano can even aspire…
Italy's film community was hanging from a cliff until recently, with the threat of deep funding cuts starting to spoil its box office boom party.
With no shortage of fresh Italian fare on the horizon, these helmers' forthcoming projects stand out as potential winners.
Psychoanalysis, sadomasochistic sex and nudity stimulated the Lido Friday as David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" preemed positively, while Gallic auteur Philippe Garrel's romantic drama "That…
Prolific producer Donald Ranvaud ("The Constant Gardener") is bowing Buena Onda Intl. on the Lido with a slate spearheaded by sex-themed period laffer "The Anatomist," directed by Argentina's…
Celluloid Dreams founder Hengameh Panahi has unveiled a new film initiative: Modern Pulp, a series of classy B-movies from directors like France's Jean-Pierre Limosin, Hong Kong's Johnnie To and…
A look at French cinema at the Venice Film Festival