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Wong Kar Wai producing Pema Tseden’s Venice-bound 'Jinpa' (exclusive)

The Tibetan road movie is screening in the Orrizonti.

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European Women's Audiovisual Network slams lack of female directors in Venice competition

Open letter calls for 50/50 gender parity pledge and training in unconscious bias.


Sundance Selects acquires Olivier Assayas’ Venice, Toronto-bound 'Non-Fiction'

Relationship drama set in publishing world produced by Charles Gillibert.

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Zhang Yimou to be honoured at Venice Film Festival

Zhang’s new film Shadow will play out of competition at the event.

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First full trailer for Venice title 'Sunset' from 'Son Of Saul' director László Nemes (exclusive)

‘Son Of Saul’ won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2016.

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'Driven' by Nick Hamm to close Venice Film Festival

Hamm’s previous films include ‘The Journey’ and ’Killing Bono’.

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Lucky Red rejects criticism from exhibitors over Netflix Venice title

On My Skin is set to open on Netflix and in certain theatres.

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First part of 16-hour Mark Cousins doc 'Women Make Film' to debut at Venice

Tilda Swinton narrates first four hours of project.

Alberto Barbera

Alberto Barbera defends lack of female directors in Venice competition

Venice chief also discusses Netflix, Weinstein and lack of UK titles.

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Cinephil boards sales on 'Isis, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls Of Mosul' (exclusive)

The film considers the fate of children left behind when Isis were swept out of Iraq.

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Asian Shadows picks up Garin Nugroho’s ‘Memories Of My Body’ (exclusive)

Indonesian drama based around Lengger dance has been selected for Venice’s Orizzonti section.

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The Coen brothers' Netflix series 'The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs' is now a film

It will have its world premiere in competition at the festival.

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Venice Film Festival unveils 2018 line-up

The festival runs from August 29 – September 8.

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Venice Days 2018 line-up showcases female directors

Six of the 12 films in the main programme are by women

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Vanessa Redgrave to receive lifetime achievement award at Venice Film Festival

David Cronenberg to receive festival’s other lifetime achievement prize.

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'Outrage Coda': Venice Review

Beat Takeshi ends his crime trilogy in suitably visceral style

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'Disappearance': Venice Review

An Iranian couple get caught in a web of lies in Ali Asgari’s precisely crafted debut


'Custody': Venice Review

A menacing drama about domestic terrorism closes the Venice Film Festival’s Competition section

Above the law

'Above The Law (Tueurs)': Venice Review

A dangerous game of cat and mouse is played in this tense Belgian crime thriller


'Racer And The Jailbird': Venice Review

Mathias Schoenaerts and Adele Exarchopoulos star in the latest from ’Bullhead’ director Michael R Roskam.