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  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 'Birdman' to Close NY Film Festival

    Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" has been selected as the closing night title for 52nd New York Film Festival on Oct. 12. The black comedy stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea...
  • Venice Film Festival To Open With Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman'

    ROME - Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," toplining Michael Keaton, will open the Venice Film Festival. The black comedy, about a washed-up actor (Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego...
  • Inarritu's 'Birdman' to spread wings as Venice Film Festival opener

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman" will kick off this year's awards season as the opening film of the Venice Film Festival. Starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor who made his name playing an iconic superhero but is currently...
  • Venice's Biennale College Spawns Microbudget Movies That Travel Worldwide

    Among titles competing this year in Karlovy Vary's Forum of Independents is the experimental "Memphis," by U.S. helmer Tim Sutton, which owes its existence to the Venice Film Festival's recently launched Biennale College, a groundbreaking production...
  • Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...
  • French Film Composer Alexandre Desplat To Head Venice Film Festival Jury

    ROME - French film composer Alexandre Desplat will preside the main jury of the upcoming 71st Venice Film Festival, marking the first time a musician will head the panel of jurors that gives out the fest's Golden Lion and other top prizes.   Desplat,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Transformers 4′ Has Noisy World Premiere in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG - Director, Michael Bay returned to Hong Kong Thursday (June 19) for the world premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The fourth part of the "Transformers" sci-fi action fantasy had partly been shot in the city, with more across the...
  • Film Review: 'Lady Maiko'

    Japan's rarefied geisha culture is kookily crossed with Broadway musicals in "Lady Maiko," Masayuki Suo's variation on "My Fair Lady." Gorgeously appointed and exuberantly choreographed, this crowded ensemble drama is a visual treat that, at well over two...
  • 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&...