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Venice Film Festival to honour Julie Andrews with lifetime achievement award

“An extraordinary career which has admirably parsed popular success with artistic ambition, without ever bowing to facile compromises.”

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Venice chief responds to criticism from Gaumont chairman over 'ROMA' decision (exclusive)

“It doesn’t make any sense to fight against Netflix,” Barbera explained.


Gaumont chairman Nicolas Seydoux criticises Venice chief over 'Roma' decision (exclusive)

‘Roma’ is “not a film” said the influential French figure.


Lucky Red chief steps down from Italian distributors group after 'On My Skin' controversy

Andrea Occhipinti says distribution strategy of Venice title has created tension between me and the exhibitors.

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BFI London Film Festival adds three new titles including 'Sorry To Bother You'

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Clint Mansell also added to screen talk line-up.

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mk2 films announces key deals on Venice title 'Amanda' (exclusive)

French director Mikhaël Hers’ timely drama is heading to Japan, Japan and Italy.

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Italian exhibitors criticise Netflix, Venice Film Festival after Golden Lion win for 'ROMA'

Statement describes Venice as a “marketing tool” for Netflix.

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'Charlie Says' starring Matt Smith as Charles Manson seduces IFC Films

Distributor plans 2019 theatrical release. Fortitude International handles international sales.

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Jennifer Kent plots next projects after Venice win for 'The Nightingale'

Australian director working on a US-set feature and TV series.

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Venice wins for 'ROMA' and 'The Favourite' fuels awards talk

ROMA, The Favourite in strong position, with several unseen prospects to come.

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'ROMA' wins Venice Golden Lion

Alfonso Cuaron’s drama shifts to an awards season favourite with Venice victory; The Favourite also receives boost winning Silver Lion and best actress for Olivia Colman.

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Sex-trafficking drama 'Joy' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Venice

Film to receive exhibition support from European cinemas networks.


'Benjamin Button' writer Robin Swicord to direct Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (exclusive)

Call Me By Your Name production outfit plot adaptation of playwright’s final work.


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'Joy': London Review

Sudabeh Mortezai’s second film is winner of the Europa Cinemas Label

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'Your Face': Busan Review

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang studies the human face

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'Driven': Venice Review

Nick Hamm’s exploration of the life of automobile designer John DeLorean closes Venice 2018

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'One Nation, One King': Venice Review

The early years of the French Revolution, with an all-star cast

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'Killing': Venice Review

Shinya Tsukamoto takes an alternative look at disintegrating samurai culture