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Picturehouse Entertainment acquires Venice Competition title ‘Babyteeth’ for UK (exclusive)

Shannon Murphy’s debut feature has its UK launch at London Film Festival.

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The Match Factory reveals roaring business on Venice and TIFF favourite ‘Martin Eden’ (exclusive)

The film won the Coppa Volpi in Venice and the Platform award at TIFF.


Rediance seals trio of deals on Pema Tseden’s 'Balloon'

Tibetan-language drama sold to France, Benelux and Switzerland following Venice premiere.


‘Joker’ wins 2019 Venice Golden Lion

Roman Polanski wins the Silver Lion grand jury prize for An Officer And A Spy.

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​Jérémie Renier to star in Ricky Rijneke’s ‘The Hunter’s Son’ (exclusive)

Renier previously starred in ’Frankie’ and ‘L’Amant Double’.

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Venice Giornate degli Autori selection 'A Bigger World' lands Germany, Austria deal through WaZabi Films (exclusive)

Producers previously struck deals on spiritual tale for France, Belgium, Switzerland.

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Emotional Nate Parker addresses rape controversy, talks future career plans

Controversial filmmaker in Venice with new film ’American Skin’.

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‘The Perfect Candidate’ producers see bright future for Saudi film industry

Razor Film Produktion shot both Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ’Wadjda’ and her new Venice title.

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Karim Aïnouz talks new Algerian revolution doc ‘Nardjes, Algiers, March 2019’ (exclusive)

The Un Certain Regard winner found himself caught up in Algeria’s revolution earlier this year

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Dominik Moll discusses ‘Only The Animals’ after well-received Venice premiere

“Maybe it’s age, but I am less and less interested in prizes and competition.”

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Polanski producers attempt to draw line under ‘An Officer And A Spy’ controversy

The film was warmly received at its first Venice screening.

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Oleg Sentsov could be on verge of release

Reports in Ukraine and Russia say negotiations are underway.


Why Venice is embracing the VR sector

“It needs to be recognised in the way that film is recognised.”


“Most of the people who harass me do not know me,” says Roman Polanski

Polanksi was interviewed for press notes of his Venice Competition film ’An Officer And A Spy’.


The Mafia Is Not What It Used To Be

‘The Mafia Is Not What It Used To Be’: Venice Review

Francesco Maresco explores the impact of the 1992 assassinations of Italian anti-Mafia magistrated Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino


‘Atlantis’: Venice Review

Valentyn Vasyanovych’s film, set in Eastern Ukraine of the near future, is the winner of the grand prize at Venice’s Orrizonti


‘Blanco En Blanco’: Venice Review

A photographer develops a dangerous obsession in early 20th Century South America

Waiting For The Barbarians

‘Waiting For The Barbarians’: Venice Review

Mark Rylance shines in this otherwise bloated adaptation of J.M.Coetzee’s novel