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  • PASSINGS: Sara Montiel, Josep Joan Bigas Luna

    Sara Montiel Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
  • Venice film fest, opening this week, is still a cinema lifeline

    LONDON/ROME (Reuters) - Saverio Costanzo, the Italian director of the New York City-set low-budget drama "Hungry Hearts" that will compete for the top prize at the Venice Film Festival opening this week, sees the exposure his film will get as a godsend....
  • Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to World Premiere in Venice

    LONDON -- Larry Clark's Paris skateboarders pic "The Smell of Us" will have its world premiere in Venice Days, an independent sidebar running during the Venice Film Festival. The pic, which stars Michael Pitt, Alex Martin and Niseem Theillaud, is "the...
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Radiant Films Takes 'Hungry Hearts' World Rights (Exclusive)

    Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International has acquired world rights outside Italy to Italian director Saverio Costanzo's Brooklyn-set drama "Hungry Hearts," which stars Adam Driver and hot Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher ("I Am Love") as a couple...
  • Pix Starring Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, Kevin Kline to Play at Zurich Fest

    LONDON -- The 10th Zurich Film Festival has unveiled its first Gala Premieres, which include David Gordon Green's drama "Manglehorn" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's tragicomedy "Birdman." Other films among the Gala Premieres are Israel Horovitz's...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award. McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-...