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‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘The Hand of God’ Bookend Venice Film Festival’s London Showcase – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL The Italian Cultural Institute in London, La Biennale di Venezia and Curzon have teamed for ‘From Venice to London,’ a season where seven films from Venezia 78 will be shown at Curzon cinemas across London from Nov. 18-22. “The Lost Daughter,” directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal will open the season and “The Hand of God,” […]
Tags: Asia, London, News, Global, Venice, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Venice Film Festival, VENEZIA, Curzon, The Lost Daughter, Global Bulletin, Cultural Institute in London La Biennale

New US Trailer for Dramedy 'Gaza Mon Amour' Starring Hiam Abbass

"The guy clearly likes you." Goldwyn Films has revealed the official US trailer for an indie dramedy from Palestine titled Gaza Mon Amour, the second feature by filmmakers Tarzan & Arab Nasser. It premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival last year, and it was submitted as Palestine's Best International Film entry for the 93rd Academy Awards (that were already held this year). Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works at the market with her daughter Le...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Gaza, Palestine, Venice Film Festival, Indies, Leila, Issa, To Watch, Foreign Film, Hiam Abbass, Goldwyn, Siham, Tarzan Arab Nasser, Salim Dau Maisa Abd Elhadi George Iskandar

One More UK Trailer for Edgar Wright's Thriller 'Last Night in Soho'

"You think you can just walk away?!" Universal UK has debuted a 60-sec third trailer for Edgar Wright's London horror-thriller titled Last Night in Soho, arriving in theaters soon. This originally premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival (read our review) to great early buzz. We've posted two trailers previously, including another one just last month. A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe sin...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Trailer, Horror, Anya, Edgar Wright, Venice Film Festival, Matt Smith, Soho, Edgar, To Watch, Anya Taylor Joy, Thomasin, Thomasin McKenzie, Jessie Mei Li

Venice Award Winner ‘Full Time,’ Starring ‘Call My Agent’s’ Laure Calamy, Sells to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Race-against-time social drama “Full Time” (À plein temps), which won the best actress prize for “Call My Agent” star Laure Calamy and the best director award for Eric Gravel in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival, has scored multiple territory deals for Brussels-based sales company Be For Films. The territories sold on the […]
Tags: News, Global, Brussels, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Laure Calamy, Eric Gravel

Syrian Director Diana El Jeiroudi on How Personal and Practical Considerations Shaped Venice Doc ‘Republic of Silence’

Syrian director and producer Diana El Jeiroudi spent 12 years making “Republic of Silence,” her decidedly non-conventional documentary, perhaps better described as a personal video diary, depicting the turmoil of Syria’s civil war seen from the outside. This sprawling non-linear work that jumps between Syria and her present home in Berlin and comprises the plight […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Syria, Venice Film Festival, Documentaries to Watch, Diana El Jeiroudi, Republic of Silence, Venice Doc ` Republic

Fall Festival Breakouts: 20 Movies That Got People Talking at Venice, Telluride and Toronto

Last September, a cautiously recalibrated Venice Film Festival represented one of the few bright spots in world cinema, taking advantage of a brief window between COVID waves to host in-person premieres for such future Oscar nominees as “Nomadland” and “One Night in Miami.” Telluride and Toronto — such vital platforms for auteurs and awards contenders […]
Tags: Toronto, Festivals, Miami, Toronto Film Festival, Telluride, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Venice Telluride

Venice Winner ‘El Gran Movimiento’ Picked up for U.K. Distribution by Sovereign (EXCLUSIVE)

Sovereign Film Distribution has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights to “El Gran Movimiento,” which won the special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival Horizons strand. Sovereign is planning a theatrical release in 2022. Following its world premiere at Venice, the film will be screening at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it is […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Sovereign Distribution, Kiro Russo, El Gran Movimiento

How Film Festivals Safely Made Their In-Person Return With COVID-19 Precautions

With all due respect to the streamers who kept us distracted during the pandemic, movies were meant to be seen on the big screen, in the company of others and, ideally, debated and dissected with fellow cinephiles as we exit the theater. Cautiously reopening megaplexes have restored that experience to some degree, although film festivals […]
Tags: Festivals, Cannes film festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival

Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando on Playing Dueling Yet Empathic Characters in Venice Prison Drama ‘The Inner Cage’

Prominent Italian thesps Toni Servillo (“The Great Beauty”) and Silvio Orlando, who plays Cardinal Voiello in “The Young Pope,” had never had a chance to share the screen before director Leonardo Di Costanzo cast them – respectively as a prison guard captain and an incarcerated Mafia boss – in his prison drama “The Inner Cage.” […]
Tags: News, Pope, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Voiello, Toni Servillo, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Silvio Orlando, The Inner Cage

Venice Film Festival Moves Italian Box Office Needle With Auspicious ‘King of Laughter’ Launch

The Venice Film Festival is exerting a positive impact on the Italian box office where Mario Martone’s “The King of Laughter” (“Qui Rido Io”) got a boost over the weekend from its Lido launch that landed the Toni Servillo-starrer in the number two spot after Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Italy’s […]
Tags: News, Marvel, Global, Italy, Festivals, Mario Martone, Venice Film Festival, Lido, Shang Chi, The King of Laughter

‘The Catholic School’ Review: A Dubiously Handsome Re-creation of a Hideous True Crime

“After that summer, nothing would be the same,” says Edo (Emanuele Maria Di Stefano), the narrator of “The Catholic School,” Stefano Mordini’s worryingly watchable, stylistically polished account of the lead-up to the tawdry and brutal real-life incident known to Italians as the Circeo Massacre. It is a curiously light beginning for a film that will […]
Tags: Reviews, Venice Film Festival, Catholic School, Stefano Mordini, The Catholic School, Edo Emanuele Maria Di Stefano

‘Another World’ Review: Stéphane Brizé and Vincent Lindon Reteam for Another Sober, Seething Workplace Drama

In “The Measure of a Man” (2015) and “At War” (2018), director Stéphane Brizé and actor Vincent Lindon dramatized the working-class struggle with a calm reserve that didn’t cool or dilute the films’ rage. In both films, blue-collar workers find their livelihood, their ethics or both compromised by the hard, inhuman priorities of their capitalist […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Venice Film Festival, Vincent Lindon, Stephane Brize, Another World, Vincent Lindon Reteam

‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ Review: Slight but Charming Parable About Personal Freedom and the Compromises of Off-Grid Living

“Where will we run away to this time?” asks Soraya Bakri (Nadine Labaki) of her husband Walid (Saleh Bakri), partly joking but mostly not, when what looks like all the trash in Beirut appears on their rural hideaway’s doorstep. Mounia Akl’s “Costa Brava, Lebanon,” is mostly a bittersweet dramedy built from an intimate, sprightly understanding […]
Tags: Reviews, Toronto Film Festival, Beirut, Venice Film Festival, Nadine Labaki, Costa Brava Lebanon, Mounia Akl, Soraya Bakri, Soraya Bakri Nadine Labaki, Walid Saleh Bakri

Mirjana Karanovic Follows Sundance Selected ‘A Good Wife’ With ‘Mother Mara’

Mirjana Karanović, an actor best known for her starring role in Emir Kusturica’s “When Father Was Away on Business” and Jasmila Žbanić’s Golden Bear winner “Grbavica,” is preparing to direct her second feature, “Mother Mara.” This follows her directorial debut, “A Good Wife,” which competed in Sundance’s World Cinema – Dramatic section in 2016, and […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice Film Festival, Mara, Mirjana Karanovic, Emir Kusturica, Jasmila Zbanic, Grbavica, Mother Mara

Dardenne Brothers Back ‘Holly’ From Venice Horizons Best Director Winner Fien Troch

Belgium’s Fien Troch, who won best director in Venice Film Festival’s Horizons section in 2016 with “Home,” returned to the Lido last week to pitch her fifth feature, “Holly,” in the Venice Gap-Financing Market. The project, which is budgeted at €2.5 million, is produced by Antonino Lombardo’s Belgian outfit Prime Time. The Dardenne Brothers’ company, […]
Tags: Global, Spotlight, Belgium, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Lido, Dardenne Brothers, Fien Troch, Dardenne Brothers Back ` Holly, Venice Horizons Best, Antonino Lombardo

Venice Jury Member Sarah Gadon ‘Really Happy’ With Awards Decisions

Canadian actor Sarah Gadon told Variety Saturday she was “really happy” with the decisions of Venice’s main jury this year, on which she served alongside Bong Joon-ho, Saverio Costanzo, Virginie Efira, Cynthia Erivo, Alexander Nanau and last year’s Golden Lion winner Chloé Zhao. The jury gave the Golden Lion to French director Audrey Diwan’s powerful […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Sarah Gadon, Audrey Diwan

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dune (But Were Afraid To Ask) [TIFF 2021]

I just witnessed Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" in IMAX at the Toronto International Film Festival, and as I sat bathing in the big, expensive imagery, it occurred to me that some moviegoers are going to have questions going in. Serious questions – questions they'll be asking before they even sit down to watch the movie. If you're one such person, I am here to help you, dear reader. Since "Dune" isn't due out until October 22, 2021, and I don't want to be a huge jerk, I will attempt to keep this as s...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Movies, Idaho, House, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Duke, Zendaya, Venice Film Festival, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Jessica, Hans Zimmer

Eli Roth on Venice Doc ‘Inferno Rosso: Joe D’Amato on the Road to Excess’ and His Passion For ‘Emanuelle’ Star Laura Gemser

Eli Roth, who is known to have a passion for Italian B-movies, is at the Venice Film Festival to help promote biographical doc “Inferno Rosso: Joe D’Amato on the Road to Excess,” directed by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, in which Roth features as a talking head. The doc, which premiered on the Lido as […]
Tags: Global, Spotlight, Festivals, Venice, Eli Roth, Venice Film Festival, Lido, Roth, Emanuelle, Joe D'Amato, Massimiliano Zanin, Laura Gemser, Manlio Gomarasca

French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’ Takes Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Penélope Cruz Wins Best Actress (Full List of Winners)

On a strong night for female filmmakers and Netflix releases, the Venice Film Festival has come to a close with a curveball, as breakout French director Audrey Diwan’s powerful abortion drama “Happening” beat big-name competition to the Golden Lion for Best Film. Diwan received the award from a jury presided over by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong […]
Tags: Awards, Netflix, Festivals, Oscar, Venice Film Festival, Bong, Diwan, Audrey Diwan

Jane Campion Takes Best Director as Venice Awards Continue (Updating Live)

The Venice Film Festival is drawing to a close as tonight’s star-studded awards ceremony is in progress, with Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s revealing their selections from this year’s official Competition. Maggie Gyllenhaal has already taken the Best Screenplay award for her directorial debut “The Lost Daughter,” while Penélope Cruz has won Best Actress for her […]
Tags: Awards, Festivals, Venice, Penélope Cruz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Venice Film Festival, Jane Campion, Bong Joon

French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’ Takes Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Penélope Cruz Wins Best Actress (Full Winners List)

On a strong night for female filmmakers and Netflix releases, the Venice Film Festival has come to a close with a curveball, as breakout French director Audrey Diwan’s powerful abortion drama “Happening” beat big-name competition to the Golden Lion for best film. Diwan received the award from a jury presided over by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong […]
Tags: Awards, Netflix, Festivals, Oscar, Venice Film Festival, Bong, Diwan, Audrey Diwan

Swiss Director Simon Jaquemet Explores World of A.I. in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Electric Child’

“It’s an arthouse take on a sci-fi computer thriller, revolving around A.I. and parenthood. But it’s not set in the future; it’s set in the now,” says the award-winning Swiss director, Simon Jaquemet, about his next project “Electric Child.” One of 57 projects that took part in the three-day Gap-Financing Market at the Venice Production […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Simon Jaquemet

Patricia Highsmith’s Diaries Among Titles Up for Grabs at Venice’s Book Adaptation Rights Market

From Patricia Highsmith’s diaries to French graphic novels, the 6th edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (BARM) at the Venice Production Bridge film market, gave publishers a welcome chance to meet face-to-face with producers interested in good writing for the screen. The three-day event hosted meetings between top European publishers, and their production partners, […]
Tags: News, Patricia Highsmith, Global, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Venice Production Bridge

Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido

Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?Critics are allegedly very hard to please. There’s a joke told in the 19th-century drama Lost Illusions, which premiered in Venice this week. Two critics are in a boat when they see Jesus walking on the water. One says to the other: “Look at that – he can’t even swim.”Yet this year on the Lido, the critics were dizzy with delight...
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Film, Culture, Jesus, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Stewart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Antonio Banderas, Gerard Depardieu, Edgar Wright, Paolo Sorrentino, Tim Roth, Venice Film Festival

Giuseppe Tornatore Gets Standing Ovation Before and After ‘Ennio’ Screens in Venice

The prospect of watching a two-and-a-half hour documentary on Oscar winning film composer Ennio Morricone, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a Oscar winner himself with “Cinema Paradiso,” saw cineastes stream into the film’s Friday evening world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. There was a quiet gathering on the red carpet for Tornatore and friends, who […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Ennio Morricone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Tornatore

Nadine Labaki on Acting in ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ as ‘Cultural Resistance’ After Beirut Port Blast

Lebanese multihyphenate Nadine Labaki’s most recent directorial effort, the Oscar-nominated “Capernaum,” shed light on Beirut’s desperation before her city was blasted last year by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded. She is in Venice this year as an actor in Mounia Akl’s first feature “Costa Brava, Lebanon,” which against all odds started shooting […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Beirut, Lebanon, Venice Film Festival, Capernaum, Nadine Labaki, Costa Brava Lebanon, Mounia Akl

Luca Rea on Getting Quentin Tarantino to Spout at Length About Sergio Corbucci’s Westerns in ‘Django & Django’

Italian pop culture expert, programmer and director Luca Rea first became acquainted personally with Quentin Tarantino in 2004 when he curated the “Italian Kings of the B’s” retrospective at the Venice Film Festival that Tarantino “godfathered.” They hit it off and stayed in touch. So when Rea was approached by producer Nicoletta Ercole about a […]
Tags: News, Global, Quentin Tarantino, Venice Film Festival, Tarantino, Django, Rea, Sergio Corbucci, Documentaries to Watch, Django & Django, Luca Rea, Nicoletta Ercole

‘America Latina’ Review: Italy’s D’Innocenzo Brothers Are Guilty of Empty Posturing in This Pretty, Muddled Puzzle

It’s been a while since Italian cinema has raised a major enfant terrible, but the country’s film industry firmly believes it has a pair in twin brothers Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo. Hot off a co-writing credit on Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” the duo (billed onscreen as The D’Innocenzo Brothers) made a splash and won a prize […]
Tags: Reviews, Italy, Festivals, Matteo Garrone, Venice Film Festival, Fabio, América Latina, Damiano, The D'Innocenzo Brothers, ` America Latina, Innocenzo Brothers

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez Take Center Stage at ‘The Last Duel’ Premiere, But Jodie Comer’s Performance Stokes Applause

Ridley Scott described “The Last Duel,” which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck, as “a very challenging film, which illuminates an important issue,” when introducing the historical epic to the audience before its world premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival. The festival had just feted the director, by bestowing on […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Global, Ridley Scott, Venice Film Festival, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon Jodie Comer Adam Driver

‘Zalava’ Review: Scientific Beliefs Clash With Superstition in Iranian Horror Entry

Perhaps its biggest asset is tall, toned and impressively mustached star Navid Pourfaraj as the sergeant of a nearby gendarmerie, whose attempts to lay down the law with the trigger-happy residents of Zalava result in unintended consequences
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Venice Film Festival, Arsalan Amiri, Zalava, Navid Pourfaraj