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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...
  • Antipode Picks Up Venice Player 'The Postman's White Nights'

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales & Distribution has picked up global sales rights to Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which will have its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5. The pic is the filmmaker's 41st...
  • 'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie

    'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie
    More than 10 years after modernizing one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, "Hamlet," filmmaker Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have turned their revisionist attention to one of the Bard's lesser-known works, the ambiguous historical drama...
  • Spotlight thrown on Mafia in Venice festival film

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - An Italian documentary about the Mafia whose director said she checked all the facts "1,400 times" cast a spotlight at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday on a mooted, covert deal between Italy's political...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • REVIEW-Classical music meets soccer in "Last Hammer Blow" at Venice

    * Film is portrait of teenage boy choosing life path * Movie relies more on body language than dialogue * Actor Romain Paul was great find for key role-director By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A French film that improbably links soccer and...
  • Classical music meets soccer in 'Last Hammer Blow' at Venice

    VENICE (Reuters) - A French film that improbably links soccer and classical music in a tale of a sports-mad teenage boy living in poverty with his dying mother and who meets his estranged conductor father for the first time charmed the Venice Film...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
  • Ethan Hawke's 'Cymbeline' Gets U.S. Distribution

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline," ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film stars Ethan...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a...
  • Venice Film Review: 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence'

    In a Venice Film Festival lineup full of cynicism, suicide and despair, who would expect the new Roy Andersson picture -- "the final part of a trilogy on being a human being" -- to be the most life-affirming? And yet, from its comic title to the wistful...