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TOP VENICE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Cymbeline

Grindstone takes Cymbeline for North America Video

2-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Grindstone Entertainment acquires North American distribution rights for Shakespeare adaptation ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Dearest

Versatile acquires Chan’s Dearest

2-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese child abduction film to screen in Toronto following world premiere in Venice. 

VENICE REVIEWS

Tsili

Tsili

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Amos Gitai. Israel-France-Italy-Russia. 2014. 88mins

Hill Of Freedom

Hill Of Freedom

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2014. 66mins

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VENICE FEATURES

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

La Vita Oscena

Venice Sala Web: The virtual festival

27-Aug-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival Scope founders Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja tell Wendy Mitchell about the third edition of Venice VoD platform Sala Web

Third Films: Samm Haillay and Ben Young

27-Aug-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Samm Haillay and Ben Young tell Wendy Mitchell about Third Films’ unusual approach to characters and production, and the outfit’s two films in Venice

Barbera_Alberto

Barbera talks Venice line-up

25-Jul-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera discusses the strong French and Italian presence in this year’s line-up, how festivals should be places of research and discovery and the ones that got away.

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Manglehorn

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

VENICE BLOGS

Venice 2014

Life in Venice

By Wendy Mitchell

Venice might have been sans Clooney this year, but there are plenty of reasons why this festival is still vital.