Venice Features

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    Venice 2015: Competition

    The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

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    Venice 2015: Venice Days

    The full line-up of world premieres in the Venice Days programme at the Venice Film Festival, with details on each title including sales contacts.

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    David Oelhoffen, Far From Men

    2014-09-08T20:08:00Z

    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
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    Viggo Mortensen, Far From Men

    2014-09-07T23:05:00Z

    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
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    Joshua & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What

    2014-09-05T00:32:00Z

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

  • Thelma Schoonmaker
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    Thelma Schoonmaker: Editing is a misunderstood art

    2014-09-03T08:01:00Z

    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.

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    Naji Abu Nowar, Theeb

    2014-09-03T07:00:00Z

    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
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    David Gordon Green, Manglehorn

    2014-08-31T21:20:00Z

    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
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    Ramin Bahrani: Cinema can't be an obsessive selfie

    2014-08-29T15:34:00Z

    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)

  • Frederick Wiseman
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    Frederick Wiseman, National Gallery

    2014-08-29T14:52:00Z

    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.