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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BN Films Expands to New York with Jonathan Gray

    International production company BN Films has expanded into New York, opening an East Coast office with Jonathan Gray, senior partner of the law firm Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP, at its helm. Gray, who will also continue at his law...
  • Sophia Loren Tribute Set for AFI Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The American Film Institute has selected Sophia Loren for a tribute on Nov. 12 during its AFI Fest in Hollywood. The festival is also dedicating its branding this year to Loren by featuring a 1965 image of the star. The...
  • REVIEW-Keaton on form in Venice festival opener "Birdman"

    * "Birdman" is strong outing for Keaton, opener for Venice * Change of pace for Mexican director Inarritu By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Michael Keaton opened the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday starring in "Birdman" as a washed-...
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    "Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
  • Keaton on form in Venice festival opener 'Birdman'

    VENICE (Reuters) - Former "Batman" star Michael Keaton gave a soaring start to the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday as a crestfallen superhero in "Birdman", a film its Mexican director Alexandro Inarritu called an experiment that could have failed...
  • Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with 'Birdman'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Michael Keaton is back, in a big way. With his new film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The President'

    An allegorical lesson about dictatorships and the cycle of violence they breed, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President" unfortunately offers a simplified and simplistic reduction, akin to an ancient morality tale without the ancients' brevity -- rather than...