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  • Catherine Deneuve Pic 'Three Hearts' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    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 Benoit Poelvoorde. Directed by...
  • Hollywood a No-Show at Venice Film Festival

    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 Washington starrer "The Equalizer,"...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Hungry Hearts'

    Despite the near-dozen cast members listed, but then, soon after the half-hour mark, the once-charming protags and their increasingly irrational behavior turn exasperating. Saverio Costanzo's first Gotham-set, all-English-lingo feature incorporates a...
  • INTERVIEW-Pacino says crowds charge his batteries at Venice fest

    By Rollo Ross VENICE, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Al Pacino stars in two movies shown at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which meant he had to do a double round of media events, but the 74-year-old said he drew energy from the crowds that turned out to see him....
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China

    Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several concepts, including streaming the pics in China day-and-...
  • Pacino plays depressed men - twice - at Venice film fest

    * Pacino plays aged, anti-social men in two Venice films * Says films not necessarily more depressing now than '70s * Says not a Hollywood actor, but likes some of its films By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Al Pacino fended off...
  • Telluride Adds 'Escobar: Paradise Lost,' Errol Morris 'Peace' Project

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Telluride Film Festival has added Andrea Di Stefano's "Escobar: Paradise Lost" and Errol Morris project "The Clarity of Peace" to Saturday's schedule. "Escobar" stars Benicio del Toro as the notorious drug trafficker...
  • REVIEW-Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way" milks laughs in Venice

    * Bogdanovich New York film has starry cast, special cameos * "99 Homes" looks at grim aftermath of mortgage bubble (Adds quotes from Bogdanovich, "99 Homes" director Bahrani) By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A madcap New York drawing-...
  • Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feel-good films

    VENICE (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out fine. "The Look of Silence"...
  • INTERVIEW-Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feelgood films

    By Mike Davidson VENICE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out...