The world's oldest film fest is getting new digs. Last year, a big Dante Ferretti-designed wrecking ball was symbolically placed on the red carpet in front of the Palazzo del Cinema, and this year…
Few directors meriting the rank of "world-class" have seen their critical fortunes tossed about as often as 77-year-old Italo helmer Ermanno Olmi, who will receive a Golden Lion for Lifetime…
Circa May 2008, the Rome Film Festival seemed on the brink of collapse, weakened by civil warfare within the Eternal City, where Mayor Walter Veltroni, who had started the ambitious event in 2005…
The Rome Film Festival, in its third edition, is, understandably, still struggling to define its identity. But since its inception, besides exuding a populist, metropolitan feel, the Eternal City…
New Cinema Network, launched in 2006, has yielded a solid set of "go" pictures.
Even the world's most prestigious film festivals need freshening up sometimes.
A number of Asian sales companies will skip Venice this year and go directly to Toronto. The combination of high costs and few films selected means the cost-benefit analysis weighs against the Lido.
A fashionable resort for well over a century, and a preferred destination for the international jet set, Deauville was regarded as "the Cannes of the north" long before anyone had the idea to launch…
A quietly loopy comedy about a pot-smoking Icelandic poetess and her equally spacey friends and family, "Back Soon" is a small joy, marbled with magical moments.
These days, no self-respecting film festival can hope to be taken seriously without a competition. In this respect, Deauville was initially slow to catch on, only getting around to adding an award…