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  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Canada, where tourists and locals stop to take pictures with a TIFF sign along King Street in downtown Toronto on the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival....
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by...
  • Venice winner Andersson - bored by stories, inspired by 'Godot'

    VENICE (Reuters) - Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson got his start in feature films with "A Swedish Love Story" (1970), so his film "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" that won the top Venice Film Festival award on Saturday suggests he has...
  • Quirky Swedish film takes top Venice award, U.S. dramas snubbed

    VENICE (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 71st Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with the jury snubbing Hollywood and festival...
  • Offbeat Swedish film takes top prize at Venice film fest

    VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat, surrealist comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director went to...
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There have been many good films at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year's gathering so far lacks a "must see" picture....
  • UPDATE 1-Offbeat Swedish film takes top prize at Venice film fest

    (Updates with more awards, director, critic comments) By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 71st...
  • A bald James Franco melds reality and fantasy at Venice Film Festival

    Art and reality merged for James Franco at the 2014 Venice Film Festival on Friday when the actor walked a real red carpet at a real premiere for a real movie he really directed and starred in -- but did so in character, sporting a fake mustache, real...
  • Drone pilot film at Venice meant to start debate, director says

    VENICE (Reuters) - Ethan Hawke stars as a drone pilot near Las Vegas who has a mental breakdown while killing targets 7,000 miles away (11,000 km) in "Good Kill", a Venice Film Festival entry shown on Friday and meant to spark debate. Stating at the...
  • James Franco Shoots 'Zeroville' At Venice Film Fest

    VENICE - James Franco-directed film "Zeroville" used the Venice Film Festival's red carpet and Sala Grande theatre which doubled as a set on Friday. Franco, with a shaved skull sporting tattoos of "A Place In The Sun" stars Montgomery Clift and...
  • Iran's change at the top gives director cue to show social ills

    VENICE (Reuters) - Two years ago, Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad knew she had no chance of showing a feature film in Iran about the depredations of unemployment, drug abuse and wife-beating, so she made a series of shorts instead. The fact that...