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Rare Beasts Venice Critics Week

Venice 2019 Critics’ Week line-up includes Billie Piper’s directorial debut ‘Rare Beasts’

The strand will open with Indian animation Bombay Rose, and close with Joshua Gil’s fantasy drama Sanctorum.

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 'The Truth' to open Venice Film Festival

Film stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

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Six African and Middle Eastern films selected for Venice works-in-progress initiative

The Final Cut in Venice initiative has been running since 2013.

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Venice buzz: will male directors dominate the competition again?

Films tipped from around the world are mostly directed by men.

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Lucrecia Martel to head Venice 2019 Competition jury

Led by the ‘Zama’ director, the jury will award prizes including the Golden Lion.

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Pedro Almodóvar to receive Venice Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award

”This Lion is going to become my pet, along with the two cats I live with.”

A Tramway in Jerusalem

Venice drama 'A Tramway In Jerusalem' lands at Film Movement (exclusive)

Cross-city transport unties people from different faiths, backgrounds.

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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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'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