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Venice’s Sala Web set for Festival Scope

30-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The fourth edition of Venice’s Sala Web will stream selected Horizons Competition & Biennale College titles from the festival online. 

The Danish Girl

Venice film festival reveals 2015 line-up

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, and Atom Egoyan’s Remember among the 21 competition titles.



By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Naji Abu Nowar. UAE-Qatar-Jordan-UK. 2014. 100mins

The Golden Era

By Jason Bechervaise

Dir: Ann Hui. China-Hong Kong. 2014. 178mins



David Oelhoffen

David Oelhoffen, Far From Men

8-Sep-2014 | By Tara Karajica

French director David Oelhoffen adapts Albert Camus’ short story The Guest into a survival story set during the Algerian War, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.

Viggo Mortensen in Far From Men

Viggo Mortensen, Far From Men

7-Sep-2014 | By Tara Karajica

In David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused of commiting a murder escape into the mountains during the Algerian war.

Safdie Brothers

Joshua & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What

5-Sep-2014 | By Tara Karajica

The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.

Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker: Editing is a misunderstood art

3-Sep-2014 | By Tara Karajica

Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor talked Raging Bull, the move to digital and the art of cutting while at the Venice Film Festival where she has picked up a lifetime honour.

Naji Abu Nowar, Theeb

3-Sep-2014 | By

Premiering in Venice’s Orizzonti section, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb is a coming-of-age story about a young Bedouin boy who is forced to grow up fast following the death of his father and the arrival of a British army officer on a mysterious mission.

David Gordon Green in Venice

David Gordon Green, Manglehorn

31-Aug-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The director chats about fables, gospel choirs, casting Harmony Korine and Al Pacino’s preparation process.

Andrew Garfield, Ramin Bahrani and Michael Shannon in Venice

Ramin Bahrani: Cinema can't be an obsessive selfie

29-Aug-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon talk about their detailed research for housing-crisis thriller 99 Homes, which receives its world premiere in Venice tonight (Aug 29)

Black Souls

Francesco Munzi, Black Souls

29-Aug-2014 | By

Francesco Munzi talks about the extensive research behind his Venice competition tilte Black Souls, about the Calabrian mafia.

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman, National Gallery

29-Aug-2014 | By

Boston-based 84-year-old Frederick Wiseman, who will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival tonight (Aug 29) is one of the greatest living documentary makers – and one of the most unobtrusive.

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

27-Aug-2014 | By

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders



Venice 2014: Competition, Orizzonti, Critics' Week, Venice Days titles

The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections



Early awards hopefuls plant flags


New York and Venice had each set sail into awards season amid a squall of potent announcements by the time Toronto entered the fray on Tuesday with a flotilla of programming highlights.