The Venice Film Festival kicks off today amid major construction on the Lido aimed at modernizing its infrastructure. But the creative structure of the fest's 67th edition -- built by artistic…
Venice Film Festival
In Italy, where making movies has become a whole different ballgame from the glory days of Cinema Italiano, Aurelio De Laurentiis still emanates the grandeur of film industry royalty, backed by a…
What does a festival director want? Big-name auteurs, yes; cinematic gems, for sure; and a sprinkling of younger talent ready to grab the spotlight.
Marco Mueller is clearly straying from tried-and-tested festival templates this year, in a conceptually bold attempt to concoct a tremendously fresh and stimulating Venice.
Earlier this spring, more than one festivalgoer predicted that 2010 would be a lackluster year for Cannes and, consequently, a banner one for Venice.
Halfway through the nearly 4 1/2-hour running time of John Woo's epic "Red Cliff," two military tacticians pause to savor their momentary victory over the oppressive forces of the Han dynasty.
There are all kinds of novelities in the works at Venice.
The venerable Venice Film Festival paying tribute to commercial Italian comedies could be likened -- almost -- to the Pope praising porn.
A look at the career of John Woo
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:
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.