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  • PREVIEW-Venice film fest, opening this week, is still a cinema lifeline

    * Venice still gives a big boost to small films - director * Festival has "lived off reputation" - trade reporter * Film market, financing, seen as step in right direction By Michael Roddy and Isla Binnie LONDON/ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Saverio...
  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival...
  • You'll always be Harry Potter to me

    You'll always be Harry Potter to me
    Dear Daniel Radcliffe, I get it. You’ve made your point in recent interviews: You don’t want to succumb to Luke Skywalker—er, Mark Hamill, Syndrome and be associated with a famous franchise for the rest of your life. It’s an...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto...
  • Venice: Russian Maestro Andrei Konchalovsky on Digital Filmmaking

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • Offbeat Swedish film takes top prize at Venice film fest

    VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat, surrealist comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director went to...
  • UPDATE 1-Offbeat Swedish film takes top prize at Venice film fest

    (Updates with more awards, director, critic comments) By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 71st...
  • Quirky Swedish film takes top Venice award, U.S. dramas snubbed

    VENICE (Reuters) - Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat comedy "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 71st Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with the jury snubbing Hollywood and festival...
  • Antipode Inks Deals for Konchalovsky's Venice Winner

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales and Distribution has inked two territory deals on Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which just won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Antipode has closed with Leopardo Filmes for Portugal and ASC...
  • Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver

    Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver
    Adam Driver was just landing in Toronto on Saturday when he was told that he had won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Saviero Costanzo’s film “Hungry Hearts” and that his co-star Alba Rohrwacher had been...
  • INTERVIEW-Venice winner Andersson - bored by stories, inspired by 'Godot'

    By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson got his start in feature films with "A Swedish Love Story" (1970), so his film "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" that won the top Venice Film Festival award on...