Sexually graphic films are a given at almost any international film festival, to the point where it might seem naive to acknowledge the sheer number and variety of explicit images one has encountered…
Venice Film Festival
With 2007's "The Secret of the Grain," Tunisian-born and France-based Abdellatif Kechiche broke through as one of Gaul's best-regarded Maghrebi-French directors.
Producer Christine Vachon has been tapped to deliver the Variety Cinema Militans Lecture at the Netherlands Film Festival Sept. 26.
Ticket sales and the number of journos attending Venice are up this year, which is no small feat, considering the poor global economy.
Greek cinema continues its burst of creativity, despite turmoil caused by the country's financial crisis, as attested by its strong presence on the Lido.
Gallic mini-major MK2 is taking its production and exhibition ambitions to the next level.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S. rights to "Barney's Version," which is in competish at the Venice Film Festival.
"America," one European producer recently declared, "is the only country with a real film industry. That's why so many people want to work there."
In a climate of budgetary belt-tightening, the U.K.'s network of Screen Academies has been cut back to align it more closely with the needs of the film industry.
American film-school students have been known to complain that their professors have little to offer in the way of practical experience.
Has La Femis, France's most prestigious national film school, lost its mojo?