• The Burning Plain

    The Burning Plain


    Dir: Guillermo Arriaga. USA. 2008. 105 mins.His much-publicised falling out with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu seems to have done Guillermo Arriaga the world of good. The Burning Plain, which the Mexican writer directed from his own script, is a powerful contemporary melodrama, more restrained but also ...

  • Venice 2023 preview: Screen’s guide to the Horizons, Extra titles

    Venice 2023 preview: Screen’s guide to the Horizons, Extra titles


    Includes titles from Selman Necar, Guy Nattiv, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Luana Bajrami and Shinya Tsukamoto. 

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    Venice Film Festival reviews


    Click to see full reviewCompetitionAchilles 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 The Shadow (Barbet Scroeder)Inland (Tariq Teguia)Jerichow (Christian Petzold)A Perfect Day (Ferzan Ozpetek)Milk (Semih ...

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    Venice competition includes Aronofsky, Arriaga, Kitano, Ozpetek


    The 65th Venice Film Festival has unveiled its programme this morning.CompetitionThe 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 Trividic (France)The Hurt Locker, dir. Kathryn Bigelow (US)Il seme della discordia, ...

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    Toronto reviews


    Gala PresentationsBurn After Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen)Dean Spanley (Toa Fraser)The Duchess (Saul Dibb)Fifty Dead Men Walking (Kari Skogland)La Fille De Monaco (Anne Fontaine)The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Jodie Markell)Nothing But The Truth (Rod Lurie)One Week (Michael McGowan)The Other Man (Richard Eyre)Passchendaele (Paul Gross)Pride And Glory (Gavin O'Connor)Rachel Getting ...

  • Venice 2019 preview: Screen’s guide to Out of Competition titles

    Venice 2019 preview: Screen’s guide to Out of Competition titles


    Screen profiles the 21 titles to be screened out of competition at the 76th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (August 28 - September 7). 

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    Ghent boasts 130-strongline-up with major film music events


    The 35th Ghent International Film Festival (October 7-18) will screen 131 films from 45 countries.The event will also feature industry events, five major film music concerts and an exhibitions devoted to Harold Lloyd.Ghent begins with a screening ofWoody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona before its official opening night film, Tom McCarthy's ...

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    Venice picks The Tempest to close festival, completes competition jury


    American director Julie Taymor’s William Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest boasting an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina and David Straithairn will close the Venice Film Festival, playing out of competition.

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    513 films, 102 world premieres lined up to screen at AFM


    Organisers at the 29th AFM have announced a line-up of 513 films in 35 languages including 102 world premieres and 375 market premieres to screen at the event, set to run in Santa Monica from November 5-12.World premieres include QED International's drama Powder Blue starring Jessica Biel, Kris Kristofferson, Ray ...

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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 request ...