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David Cronenberg to receive lifetime achievement award at 2018 Venice Film Festival

Festival to pay tribute to the Canadian filmmaker of ‘The Fly’, ‘Crash’ and ’Naked Lunch’

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Guillermo del Toro to head Venice Film Festival jury

The Shape Of Water director named 2018 jury head.

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Venice Film Festival selects nine projects for VR workshop

Three projects will receive €60,000 to produce a 30-min VR work.

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Film Movement acquires 'The Third Murder' (exclusive)

The Third Murder screened at Venice and TIFF.


Venice winner 'Custody' heading to the UK (exclusive)

Picturehouse Entertainment acquires Xavier Legrand’s thriller.

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In Pictures: Screen and Diane Kruger co-host Venice filmmakers lunch

Vivien Qu, Xavier Legrand and Francois Troukens attended event.

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Israeli culture minister slams Venice win for 'Foxtrot'

Minister describes film as an act of “self-flagellation”.

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​Venice Critics' Week responds to Ziad Doueiri detention

“No to Censorship”, says festival and Italian industry body.

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'The Insult' director released after army tribunal in Lebanon

The Lebanese-French filmmaker was detained at Beirut Airport.


'The Shape Of Water' wins Venice Golden Lion

Xavier Legrand named best director for Custody, Charlotte Rampling earns Coppa Volpi for Hannah.

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Venice Critics' Week crowns winners

Argentinian film ’Temporada de Caza’ wins Audience Award.

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Sara Forestier's 'M' gets Europa promotional award

Directorial debut awarded Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film.

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Michael Caine planning TV version of 1960s doc 'My Generation' (exclusive)

Actor planning to use more interview footage in series if film is a success.

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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

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'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.