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TOP VENICE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Titicut Follies

Wiseman working on Titicut Follies ballet

29-Aug-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman is to revisit his first documentary, 1967’s Titicut Follies.

Tales

Iran's Tales selected for int'l festivals

29-Aug-2014 | By

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s feature, which upset Iranian censors, is in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

VENICE REVIEWS

The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Tal Granit, Erez Maymon. Israel-Germany. 2014. 93mins

Tales

Tales

By Lee Marshall

Dir: Rakhshan Banietemad. Iran. 2014. 90mins

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VENICE FEATURES

99 Homes

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

Barbara 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

Michael Keaton in Venice

Birdman soars for Fox Searchlight… and Venice

By Wendy Mitchell

COMMENT: A year after Gravity wowed Venice, Birdman could be in flight for a similar path to awards glory - especially for Michael Keaton.