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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    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. Perhaps it was the...
  • 'Birdman' Confirms Its Awards Buzz at Telluride

    The "Birdman" awards buzz grew louder Saturday night at the Telluride Film Fest, as a packed screening confirmed that the film has potential for across-the-board kudos attention. Praise for the Fox Searchlight film has been quietly building for weeks,...
  • Catherine Deneuve Pic 'Three Hearts' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    In one of the banner deals on a high-profile title at this year's Venice Film Festival, Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to "Three Hearts" starring Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Benoit Poelvoorde. Directed by...
  • Hollywood a No-Show at Venice Film Festival

    VENICE -- The absence of hefty U.S. fare is beginning to be felt as the Venice Festival enters its second stretch. Many of this year's really big guns -- the Weinstein Co.'s Oscar hopeful "The Imitation Game," Denzel Washington starrer "The Equalizer,"...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Hungry Hearts'

    Despite the near-dozen cast members listed, but then, soon after the half-hour mark, the once-charming protags and their increasingly irrational behavior turn exasperating. Saverio Costanzo's first Gotham-set, all-English-lingo feature incorporates a...
  • Venice: Q And A With Saverio Costanzo, Director Of Adam Driver-Starrer 'Hungry Hearts'

    Italian director Saverio Costanzo broke out internationally in 2004 with "Private," which was set in a Palestinian home in an occupied zone. "Hungry Hearts," his fourth feature, in competition at Venice and also screening in Toronto, is instead set in New...