This year boatloads of big-name directors are disembarking on the Lido with hot films unspooling in competish. Despite all the attention they will surely attract, many eyes are on the fest's…
Venice Film Festival
A well-balanced mix of European auteurs, Asian genre specialists and English-language awards hopefuls has proven a winning recipe in the past for Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller…
Iconoclastic filmmaker dedicates his career to confronting polite society.
In awarding Marco Bellocchio its Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion, the Venice Film Festival is calling him one of the greatest and most influential Italian filmmakers in recent decades
After tackling thorny issues pertaining to church, state and repressive forces in Italy for more than 40 years, Marco Bellocchio isn't about to mellow out now.
"God made only water, but man made wine," wrote Victor Hugo in his 1856 "Les Contemplations," and what better way to sample man's invention than a guided tour of Venice's wine country.
Longing to get a glimpse of Venice beyond the Sala Grande and cocktail parties? Make the most of your downtime with one of these cultural distractions.
Marco Mueller, now in his eighth (and possibly final) year assembling the Venice lineup, is calling this edition the one "closest to my vision."
Landing two features in the Lido competish is a first for leading Italian shingle Cattleya, in which U has a 20% stake.
Call it the curse of the Lido's new Palazzo del Cinema. Plans to build new digs for the Venice fest have fallen through at least three times since 1938, when its current palazzo was built.
The Venice Film Festival has added Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To's timely financial-crisis crimer "Life Without Principle" to its competition lineup.
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