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Alfonso Cuaron To Chair Venice Film Festival Jury


Director Alfonso Cuarón will chair the jury at this year’s jury of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival which takes place this September. Cuarón will head the international competition jury which awards the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes. Cuarón is not stranger to the Venice Film ...

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Venice Lineup Announced


Variety listed the Venice films upcoming. A Lisa Cholodenko film called Olive Kittredge, playing out of competition, caught my eye immediately. It is not a feature, of course – do they make features like this anymore? But it does sound pretty great – an HBO mini series with Frances McDormand ...

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Sacro GRA wins Golden Lion in Venice


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 ...

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70th Venice International Film Festival line-up


  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’ ...

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Venice announces 2011 Festival line-up

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 ...

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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, Álex 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 ...

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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 ...

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First look at Aronosky’s Black Swan

Following up on Sasha’s mention earlier today about the Venice premiere of Black Swan, via USA Today we have the first photos from Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. The dark tale with psychological twists stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a technically brilliant ...

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