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  1. Hayao Miyazaki's Retirement Pushes 'The Wind Rises' Toward $100 Million in Japan

    7:06 pm 9/9/2013

    Following the anime master's announcement that his filmmaking days are over, the movie increased its weekend take 13.6 percent, despite being in theaters for two months. Read more

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  2. Toronto: Why '12 Years a Slave' Wasn't at Venice

    7:58 pm 9/8/2013

    Director Steve McQueen argues the film is "an American story," but Venice chief Alberto Barbera was "disappointed not to be able to screen such a powerful film."Read more

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  3. Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater: Venice Review

    4:37 pm 9/8/2013

    Debut director Gabe Klinger’s Venice prizewinner explores the friendship and working methods of two veteran indie filmmakers.Read more

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  4. Amazonia: Venice Review

    6:52 pm 9/7/2013

    An adorable baby monkey lost in the Amazon steals the show in director Thierry Ragobert's nature documentary.Read more

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  5. 'Sacro GRA' Wins Venice Golden Lion

    11:08 am 9/7/2013

    UPDATED: The film is the first documentary to ever win Venice's top prize and the first Italian winner since 1998.Read more

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  6. Illiterate (Las analfabetas): Venice Review

    2:42 pm 9/6/2013

    Starring Berlin award winning actress Paulina Garcia, Moises Sepulveda’s two-hander brings Critics Week to a quietly thoughtful close.Read more

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  7. The Rooftops (Es-Stouh, Les Terraces): Venice Review

    9:22 am 9/6/2013

    Veteran director Merzak Allouache casts an unquiet eye on his society from the rooftops of Algiers.Read more

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  8. Stephen Frears' 'Philomena' Wins Venice Queer Lion Prize as Fest Unveils First Awards

    6:48 am 9/6/2013

    "Bethlehem" wins the Venice Days section, while "Class Enemy" takes home the top honor for the Critics' Week sidebar.Read more

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  9. The Third Half (Il Terzo Tempo): Venice Review

    5:38 pm 9/5/2013

    Enrico Maria Artale's mix of social drama and inspirational sports movie stars Stefano Cassetti and newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy.Read more

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  10. Eastern Boys: Venice Review

    5:01 pm 9/5/2013

    The second feature of Laurent Cantet's editor and screenwriter, Robin Campillo, stars Olivier Rabourdin and Kirill Emelyanov.Read more

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