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    Tonight (Nuit de Chien)


    Dir: Werner Schroeter. France/Germany/Portugal. 2008. 121 mins. Pascal Greggory - and the audience - stumble through a violent, decadent war-torn Eurocity in veteran German filmmaker Werner Schroeter's Tonight , trying to salvage some sort of meaning from the mess. Though it flares up occasionally with noirish atmosphere and post-apocalpytic ennui, ...

  • Veteran German filmmaker Werner Schroeter dies at 65

    Veteran German filmmaker Werner Schroeter dies at 65


    The Golden Bear winning director had been battling cancer

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    Venice Film Festival reviews


    Click to see full review Competition Achilles And The Tortoise (Takeshi Kitano) L'Autre (Patrick Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic) Birdwatchers (Marco Bechis) The Burning Plain (Guillermo Arriaga) Giovanni's Father (Pupi Avati) The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) Il Seme Della Discordia ( Pappi Corsicato) Inju, The Beast In ...

  • Aronofsky's The Wrestler takes Golden Lion in Venice

    Aronofsky's The Wrestler takes Golden Lion in Venice


    The Venice Film Festival wrapped on Saturday with a Golden Lion award to Darren Aronofsy’s The Wrestler , a film that provided a one-two punch finale for an edition that some considered lacklustre in respect to previous years. ( Click here to see Screen review ...

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    Venice Film Festival: Italian squad takes on rest of world


    The Italian flag will fly high over the Lido this year. Following a strong showing at Cannes, four local titles will screen in competition at the 65th Venice film festival, with the Italian industry out in force with 20 films. Artistic director Marco Mueller reportedly had to make an official ...

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    Venice competition includes Aronofsky, Arriaga, Kitano, Ozpetek


    The 65th Venice Film Festival has unveiled its programme this morning. Competition The Wrestler , dir. Darren Aronofsky (US) The Burning Plain , dir. Guillermo Arriaga (US) Il papa di Giovanna , dir. Pupi Avati (Italy) BirdWatchers , dir. Marco Bechis (Italy) L'Autre , dirs. Patrick Mario Bernard & Pierre ...

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    Venice 2008: Buzz films


    BUZZ VENICE FILMS COMPETITION Achilles And The Tortoise (Akires To Kame) (Jap) Dir: Takeshi Kitano The story : Follows a failed painter and the long-suffering family that supports him. The cast : Kitano takes the lead, alongside Kanako Higuchi and popular actress Kumiko Aso, whose credits include Dororo . ...