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Sacro GRA wins Golden Lion in Venice

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Thanks to Guy Lodge the awards announcements are trickling in. So far: Golden Lion: Sacro GRA, Gianfranco Rosi Grand Jury Prize: Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang Silver Lion, for Best Director: Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas Best Actor: Themis Payou, Miss Violence Screenplay: Philomena Best Actress: Elena Cotta in A Street in Palermo Special Jury Prize: The Police Officer’s Wife Luigi de Laurentiis Lion of the Future: White Shadow FIPRESCI prize: Tom…

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Twitter reacts to Gravity in Venice

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GRAVITY (A) Mainlined sensation. A staggering dance, then a balletic fall, into great silence. Maybe I'd change a thing? We'll talk later. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Oh, and if Lubezki can't finally win the Oscar for digitally embellished 3D work (see: HUGO, LIFE OF PI, AVATAR, all inferior), I give up. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Now that the embargo is up, I can say…

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70th Venice International Film Festival line-up

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  From ScreenDaily via our good buddy Paddy Mulholland at ScreenOnScreen The line-up of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August > 7th September) has been announced. The official selection includes: Venezia 70, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Venice Classics. The autonomous and parallel sections include the International Critics’ Week, and the Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days. The world premiere of Gravity will screen in 3D on August…

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Gravity will Open the Venice Film Fest

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If there is one thing we know about Italians – they love them some George Clooney. They’re not getting Monuments Men but they are getting Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.  The pic will open the fest in the crowded pre-Oscar season, August 28, 2013. Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton and The Ides of March hit the Lido.  Clooney lives in Italy and spends so much time there they seem to have claimed him…

OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

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UPDATE: The Master has now been added to the TIFF lineup as well. Whether Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would go to Venice or not seemed to be in dispute over the past few days but now it looks like The Master and Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder will take a bow at la Biennale between August 29 and September 8.  It really is a smart move for both because…

Venice announces 2011 Festival line-up

Venice announces 2011 Festival line-up

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via CinEuropa (Thanks Joao!) Venice 2011  Competition The Ides Of March – George Clooney (US) [opening film] Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights – Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields – Ami Canaan Maan (US) Quando La Notte – Cristina Comencini (Italy) Terraferma – Emanuele Crialese (Italy/France) A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg (Germany/Canada) 4:44 Last Day On Earth – Abel Ferrara (US) Killer Joe…

A Sad Trumpet Ballad, clip

A Sad Trumpet Ballad, clip

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Winner of the Venice Fest Silver Lion and the prize for best screenplay by Álex de la Iglesia. Thanks to Jesus Alonso for finding this clip from Balada Triste de Trompeta.

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Venice prizes to Sofia Coppola, Ariana Labed, Vincent Gallo

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Venice Palmares Golden Lion: Somewhere, Sofia Coppola Silver Lion: Balada triste de trompeta, √Ålex de la Iglesia, Special Prize: Essential Killing, Jerzy Skolimowsi. Coppa Volpi (Best Actor): Vincent Gallo, Essential Killing Coppa Volpi (Best Actress): Ariane Labed, Attenberg Marcello Mastroianni Award (Best Young Actor & Actress): Mila Kunis, Black Swan Osella (Best Screenplay): A Sad Trumpet Ballad, √Ålex de la Iglesia Osella (Best Cinematography): Mikhail Krichman, Silent Souls Special Lion…

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A Sad Trumpet Ballad/Balada triste de trompeta Poster

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Winner today of two top prizes at the Venice Film Festival — The Silver Lion for √Ålex de la Iglesia, and the Osella award for his screenplay — here’s the Gilliam-esque poster for Balada triste de trompeta, A Sad Trumpet Ballad. Full-sized after the cut.

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Variety’s take on Somewhere

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Don’t want to seem to be obsessing but as these reviews trickle the reactions are all over the map, so here’s another perspective from Variety: Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” is a quiet heartbreaker. Trading “Lost in Translation’s” Tokyo hotel for Beverly Hills’ Chateau Marmont, the ever-perceptive writer-director further hones her gifts for ruefully funny observation and understated melancholy with this low-key portrait of a burned-out screen actor. Steeped in morning-after regret…