The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats.
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The Venice Film Festival will honor John Woo with its Golden Lion for lifetime achievement, recognizing the helmer as "an innovator of the contemporary language of cinema."
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love."
Venice competition title "Lourdes" has been acquired by New York-based Palisades Tartan for U.S. distribution.
"Lebanon" is the winner of the 66th Venice Film Festival Golden Lion.
India is on the verge of a fresh influx of more Western-style narrative film.
The 66th Venice Film Festival signaled a bounceback by Lido a.d. Marco Mueller, following an edition in which many thought he'd lost the programming smarts displayed in his first four years (2004-07).
Prizes go to Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam and Iranian helmer Nader Takmil Homayoun.
First-time Italo helmer Giuseppe Capotondi, whose Venice competition entry "The Double Hour" unspooled to warm reaction Thursday, reps a rarity in Italian cinema for a couple reasons.
"Mr. Nobody" is about as big-budget as it gets for a European pic, especially one by an auteur.
Europa Cinemas is expanding into Asia and Latin America.