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TOP VENICE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

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.

Cat Power

Cat Power to narrate Janis Joplin doc

29-Jul-2015 | By

The musician also known as Chan Marshall has boarded Janis ahead of the film’s out-of-competition world premiere in Venice. Content holds worldwide rights.

VENICE REVIEWS

Theeb

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

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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 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

Spotlight

Early awards hopefuls plant flags

By

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.