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  • 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...
  • INTERVIEW-Iran's change at the top gives director cue to show social ills

    * Movie's stories of social ills are universal, director says * Bani-Etemad says change in Iranian leadership helped film * "Ghesseha" (Tales) should be shown in Iran "in next few months" By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Two years ago,...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Near Death Experience'

    In some sense, all of anarchic French duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern's films are road movies: In "Aaltra," "Louise-Michel," "Mammuth" and "Le Grand Soir," misfit characters split with society, veer off into the wilderness and wreak black-comedy...
  • REVIEW-Ghosts of China's Maoist past haunt present in Venice film

    * Chinese film looks at people's lives distorted by past * "We have not been freed from past" - director Wang * Widow in film thinks ghost of man she wronged haunts her By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Chinese film "Red Amnesia" shown...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Pasolini'

    But it's doubtful whether he would have found much else to admire about "Pasolini," Abel Ferrara's confused collage of the poet-provocateur's final days, despite Ferrara's conceptually audacious intent to mirror the form of his unfinished, fragmented...
  • Fall movie season is here

    As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are subject to...
  • Venice: Russian Maestro Andrei Konchalovsky on Digital Filmmaking

    Nearly 50 years after directing his debut feature, "The First Teacher," Russian maestro Andrei Konchalovsky returns to the Venice Film Festival competition for the fifth time as director with "The Postman's White Nights." No stranger to major film fest...