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  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to...
  • Battling biographies head to Toronto to win awards season hearts

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - As a first-time film director, television comedian Jon Stewart pleads ignorance about the workings of the movie industry. But as he heads to the Toronto International Film Festival this week, he shares...
  • Venice Film Festival's U.S. Presence Subdued, Art Pics Dominate

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE -- The absence of hefty U.S. fare is beginning to be felt as the Venice Festival enters its second stretch. Many of this year's really big guns -- the Weinstein Co.'s Oscar hopeful "The Imitation Game," Denzel...
  • A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more

     A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more
    About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The genre-defying film, which stars Michael Keaton as a...
  • Kino Lorber Takes Eugene Green's 'La Sapienza' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Specialty North American distributor Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to New York-born Gallic auteur Eugene Green's "La Sapienza," about a burned-out contempo Swiss architect who seeks spiritual and...
  • Catherine Deneuve Pic 'Three Hearts' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In one of the banner deals on a high-profile title at this year's Venice Film Festival, Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to "Three Hearts" starring Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and...
  • Venice: Q And A With Saverio Costanzo, Director Of Adam Driver-Starrer 'Hungry Hearts'

    Italian director Saverio Costanzo broke out internationally in 2004 with "Private," which was set in a Palestinian home in an occupied zone. "Hungry Hearts," his fourth feature, in competition at Venice and also screening in Toronto, is instead set in New...
  • 'Birdman' Confirms Its Awards Buzz at Telluride

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The "Birdman" awards buzz grew louder Saturday night at the Telluride Film Fest, as a packed screening confirmed that the film has potential for across-the-board kudos attention. Praise for the Fox Searchlight film has been...
  • Gainsbourg reprises Deneuve daughter role in "Three Hearts"

    By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Charlotte Gainsbourg says the most exciting thing about her role in the French romantic comedy "3 Coeurs" (Three Hearts), shown in Venice, was the chance to once again play Catherine Deneuve's daughter, a...
  • Gainsbourg reprises Deneuve daughter role in 'Three Hearts'

    VENICE (Reuters) - Charlotte Gainsbourg says the most exciting thing about her role in the French romantic comedy "3 Coeurs" (Three Hearts), shown in Venice, was the chance to once again play Catherine Deneuve's daughter, a role she had in her debut...
  • 5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year's record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits such as "Guardians of the...