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:...
Posted On 07 Sep 2013

Twitter reacts to Gravity in Venice

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...
Posted On 28 Aug 2013

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...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Gravity will Open the Venice Film Fest

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,...
Posted On 03 Jul 2013

OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

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...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012

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)...
Posted On 28 Jul 2011

A Sad Trumpet Ballad, clip

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.
Posted On 12 Sep 2010

Venice prizes to Sofia Coppola, Ariana Labed, Vincent Gallo

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...
Posted On 11 Sep 2010

A Sad Trumpet Ballad/Balada triste de trompeta Poster

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.
Posted On 11 Sep 2010

Variety’s take on Somewhere

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”...
Posted On 03 Sep 2010