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  • Hong Kong Director Ann Hui's 'The Golden Era' To Close Venice Film Festival

    ROME - Prominent and prolific Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui's "The Golden Era" has been selected as the closer at the Venice Film Festival where Hui will head the jury of the fest's Horizons section, dedicated to innovation and originality in global...
  • Italian Director Alice Rohrwacher To Head Venice Lion Of The Future Jury

    TAORMINA, Sicily -- Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, recent winner of the Cannes Grand Prix for "The Wonders," will head of the jury of the Venice Film Festival's "Luigi De Laurentiis" award for best first work. Born in 1981 in Fiesole, Tuscany, to...
  • Up Network Provides Leg Up to Aspiring Scribes With Screenwriting Competition

    As Up expanded its search for sources of original programming, the cabler also has opened doors for aspiring writers through its annual Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. For the past four years, the network has teamed with the American Black...
  • Weekend preview: Finding your inner swede and Sweet Hollywaiian

    Weekend preview: Finding your inner swede and Sweet Hollywaiian
    Swede Fest Palm Beach is now in its third year (they prefer the term “threequel” to “threepeat,” thanks), and film festival founder Belle Forino has noticed an increase in the quality of the 47 films submitted so far. Yes, we&...
  • LAGFF Honors Greek Cinema, Hollywood Producers

    A dark tale that begins with the suicide of a girl who jumps off a balcony during her 11th birthday party earned the Orpheus Award for best feature at the 8th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival on Sunday night. "Miss Violence," the second outing for...
  • Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale

    Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale
    Filmmaker Ti West has emerged as one of the freshest voices on the indie horror scene with films such as "The House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers," knowingly playing with audiences' expectations and the genre rule book. So with his most recent film,...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Leviathan'

    In "Leviathan," which director Andrey Zvyagintsev has described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God but in the Russian state -- an epic struggle against a monster with many faces possessed of the...
  • Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'

     Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'
    With its buzzing punk rock music and spunky, spiky adolescent heroines, "We Are the Best!" sends many audiences out of the theater on a wave of rambunctious high spirits. Set in early-'80s Stockholm, the film opens with young Bobo (Mira Barkhammar)...
  • Cannes Film Festival shines light on maverick director Xavier Dolan

    Spend a few minutes talking to Xavier Dolan and the 25-year-old will quickly demonstrate why he merits the enfant terrible tag that's been slapped on him. As the Cannes Film Festival wound down Saturday, a few hours before the competition prizes were to...
  • As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    Christian metal band As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis. The singer's sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by...