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Venice Film Festival

Helping to Create a New Spectator: Giorgio Gosetti of Venice Days

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

To me, Giorgio Gosetti represents Venice. The quiet, understated elegance of the oldest, most prestigious and open to all, film festival in the world.

Faust: A Film for the Ages

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

Faust- mein Gott! The story's still kicking! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's classic has been produced yet again, this time in cinematic form, in a film that is as wondrous as it is strange.

(R)evolution at the Venice Biennale: Jungian Visions, Floating Time & the Holy Grail Revive Italy as a Leader of Global Culture

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Cruising to the Lido in Venice, I passed daily between two iconic sights that challenge the splendor of the eternal city...

The Best of the Venice Film Festival

Frank Mannion | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Mannion

The Venice Film Festival usually produces a couple of films that go on to Oscar glory. In the past it has been the launchpad for Academy darlings, Brokeback Mountain, Black Swan and The Wrestler.

Best of Venice: Amos Gitai's Ana Arabia

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his latest masterpiece, Amos Gitai manages to take his audience to a world where we can all coexist and do it with patience, understanding and a grand dose of love. When a film can do that, it's not only a cinematic success, but a miracle.

Best of Venice: Richie Mehta Talks Siddharth

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Few filmmaker know how to show India in its most infuriatingly realistic, yet powerfully poetic light. Richie Mehta does it and his work has fascinated me, ever since I watched in 2008 his film Amal.

Best of Venice: Class Enemy and the Tragedy of Generational Misunderstanding

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The film struck me in its brilliance, perhaps because it steers clear of taking sides. At times I felt for Robert, at others I utterly hated his character, particularly in a scene when he emotionally humiliates a fellow, female, teacher.

Scarlett Johansson STUNS In Venice

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.04.2013 | Celebrity

Jaws surely dropped when Scarlett Johansson hit the red carpet at the Venice International Film Festival Tuesday. Johansson looked gorgeous in a c...

Best of Venice: Cherien Dabis Talks May in the Summer

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Where Amreeka dealt with the Arab-ness of Faour's character as being "the Other," May in the Summer brilliantly shows the challenges of being American, even Arab-American, in the Arab world.

Coppola Granddaughter A Director Too

AP | PATRICIA THOMAS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — First-time director Gia Coppola says she is trying to find her own voice as a filmmaker, so she didn't seek much help from eithe...

Legendary Director Announces Retirement

AP | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy -- Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's animation studio says `'The Wind Rises," in competition at the Venice Film Festival, will be ...

'Night Moves' Premieres At Venice

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Associated Press — Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, for the sake of her dog, drives back and forth between her New York home and the Oregonian l...

How 'Parkland' Came Together

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy -- Director Peter Landesman says he licensed the infamous footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination for his film "Parkland" but decided...

Dame Judi Dench Rocks A Sparkly Slit Dress At 78

Posted 09.01.2013 | Style

As if we had any doubt -- Dame Judi Dench has still got it! In this particular case, "it" refers to many facets of Judi's appearance at the Venice ...

Why She Skipped Out On Venice

Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment

Lindsay Lohan is defending herself against those critical of her absence at the Venice Film Festival, where her new movie "The Canyons" premiered on F...

This Guy Really Wants The Pope To See His Movie

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Director Stephen Frears really wants Pope Francis to see his latest film, `'Philomena," the true story of a shamed Irish woman f...

The Strange Thing Scott Haze Did To Prepare For James Franco Movie

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Scott Haze says he spent three cold months living in the mountains of Tennessee, subsisting on one piece of fish and one apple a...

Best of Venice: Julia, a True Anti-Conformist Heroine

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The German documentary Julia tells the fascinating true life tale of a beautiful Lithuanian transexual prostitute living in Berlin, and accompanies her voyage through nearly ten years, thanks to the lens and love of filmmaker J. Jackie Baier.

Best of Venice: Nobody's Home - Portrait of a Family on the Edge

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The strengths of Nobody's Home as a cinematic work are plentiful, but what appealed to me was the perfect insight into a dysfunctional family, to which, I'll make a bold statement here, most of us living in the modern world belong.

Director: Lindsay Lohan Held Me 'Hostage'

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Lindsay Lohan is a no-show at the Venice Film Festival, where she was expected to promote the erotic thriller "The Canyons." Di...

Best of Venice: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

PHOTOS: Princess Hits The Red Carpet At Venice Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.29.2013 | Style

The kind of "royalty" we're used to seeing on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival is of the Hollywood variety, but sometimes the stars align an...

Sandra's Big Moment

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci initially didn't want to head the Venice Film Festival's jury, saying it's "tremendou...

'Space, Stars And Taboo Sex'

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

* Oldest global film fest tries to see off upstarts * Will open with premiere of space fantasy "Gravity" * Films starrin...

OFFICIALLY VENICE

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and MICHELE BARBERO | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

ROME — The Venice Film Festival marks its 70th edition with films starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts adrift in space, Scar...