With a fresh new four-year mandate, Marco Mueller finally has a chance to burnish his legacy on the Lido and take it to a higher plateau.
Italy's trumpeted cinematic resurgence, following its Cannes double whammy with nods for "Gomorrah" and "Il Divo," is likely to get a reality check in Venice.
In 1975, a strange Venice-set film titled "Yuppi du," directed by Italo pop star and one-time Elvis impersonator Adriano Celentano, who co-starred with a half-naked Charlotte Rampling in the film…
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.