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  • Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver

    Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver
    Adam Driver was just landing in Toronto on Saturday when he was told that he had won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Saviero Costanzo’s film “Hungry Hearts” and that his co-star Alba Rohrwacher had been...
  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • Al Pacino on Greta Gerwig, Burger-Flipping and Barry Levinson's 'The Humbling'

    In "The Humbling," one of his two new movies (along with "Manglehorn") having their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, Al Pacino plays a legendary actor in career freefall. But talk to Pacino for a while about his characters and his...
  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Antipode Inks Deals for Konchalovsky's Venice Winner

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales and Distribution has inked two territory deals on Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which just won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Antipode has closed with Leopardo Filmes for Portugal and ASC...
  • 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...