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  1. Venice Film Fest to Open With World Premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 'Birdman'

    3:32 am PDT 07/10/2014
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    The black comedy starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, and Naomi Watts tells the story of an actor known for playing a popular superhero. READ MORE

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  2. Venice Film Fest Unveils Poster for 71st Edition

    7:54 am PDT 07/04/2014
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    The poster, inspired by the famed ending sequence from Truffaut's "The 400 Blows," is drawn for the third consecutive year by Italian artist Simone Massi. READ MORE

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  3. Venice: French Film Composer Alexandre Desplat to Head Competition Jury

    5:16 am PDT 06/23/2014
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    UPDATED: Desplat, who earned six Oscar nominations for musical scores including those for "Argo" and "The King's Speech," is the first composer to serve as jury president in Venice's 71-year history. READ MORE

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  4. Venice Film Fest Taps Cannes Grand Prix Winner to Head Debut Jury

    11:24 am PDT 06/16/2014
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    Alice Rohrwacher's 'The Wonders' was just her second feature-length film, but it turned heads in Cannes. Now she will look to identify new rising stars. READ MORE

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  5. Berlin: Zeitgeist Films Acquires Richie Mehta's 'Siddharth'

    10:54 am PST 02/07/2014
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    The U.S. distributor plans a summer 2014 release for the Venice title about a poor Delhi merchant who travels across India in search of his missing son. READ MORE

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  6. Oscars: What Stops Mattered Most on the Road to Best Picture

    9:00 am PST 12/16/2013
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    Since every festival and red carpet is another opportunity for a movie to stake a claim as top dog, THR examines who got the upper hand -- even for a moment. READ MORE

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  7. Venice's Biennale College Selects Three Finalists for Financial Support, Spot in Film Festival

    9:17 am PST 11/27/2013
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    The three projects will each get more than $200,000 in production money and significant technical help as they prepare to screen on the Lido next summer. READ MORE

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  8. The Life After (La vida despues): Morelia Review

    4:46 pm PDT 11/01/2013
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    Mexican director David Pablos casts Maria Renee Prudencio as a distraught mother and Americo Hollander and Rodrigo Azuela as her teenage sons. READ MORE

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  9. First Snowfall (La Prima Neve): Film Review

    12:53 am PDT 10/22/2013
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    Award-winning director Andrea Segre parallels the problems of an African man who has lost his wife and an Italian boy without a father. READ MORE

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  10. Lukas Moodysson's 'We Are The Best!' Sells in France, Russia, Mexico

    3:37 am PDT 10/17/2013
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    TrustNordisk closes multiple territories on the 80s coming-of-age tale, which Magnolia will release stateside. READ MORE

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  11. Bertolucci on Bertolucci: London Review

    5:13 am PDT 10/11/2013
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    An essayistic survey of the sprawling career of Bernardo Bertolucci, all composed of archival footage of the legendary auteur telling it in his own words. READ MORE

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  12. Medeas: Film Review

    10:55 pm PDT 10/03/2013
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    Italian-born director Andrea Pallaoro charts the breakdown of a California farming family in his visually ravishing but dramatically diffuse debut. READ MORE

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  13. Indie Stream: Four Years Later, Sci-Fi Mindbender 'Mr. Nobody' Gets a Release (Video)

    1:47 pm PDT 09/26/2013
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    The growing cult film starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley and Diane Kruger finally gets its US premiere, while "Muscle Shoals" rocks theaters and VOD. READ MORE

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  14. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel (Ukraina ne bordel): Film Review

    12:40 pm PDT 09/24/2013
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    Australian director Kitty Green's documentary offers an inside look at Femen, the often bare-breasted feminist protest group from Ukraine. READ MORE

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  15. Siddharth: Venice Review

    7:43 am PDT 09/22/2013
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    Rajesh Tailang stars in Canadian writer-director Richie Mehta's India-set drama, premiering on the Lido before a North American bow in Toronto. READ MORE

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  16. Cinedigm Acquires Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning Thriller 'Night Moves'

    12:06 pm PDT 09/20/2013
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    The eco-terrorism drama from director Kelly Reichardt will be released next spring. READ MORE

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  17. Oscars: Poland Nominates Andrzej Wajda's 'Walesa' in Foreign-Language Category

    10:09 am PDT 09/18/2013
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    UPDATED: The historic biography stars Robert Wieckiewicz as the legendary Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. READ MORE

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  18. The Reunion (Atertraffen): Venice Review

    3:50 pm PDT 09/16/2013
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    Controversial Swedish artist Anna Odell plays herself in her debut feature, a drama premiering at the Lido festival. READ MORE

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  19. How Strange to be Named Federico, Scola Narrates Fellini: Toronto Review

    6:43 pm PDT 09/14/2013
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    Ettore Scola’s tribute to Federico Fellini on the 20th anniversary of his death offers an insider's view READ MORE

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  20. Little Brother (Bauyr): Venice Review

    9:58 am PDT 09/14/2013
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    Newcomer Almat Galym plays the title role in Kazakh writer-director Serik Aprymov's drama, premiering in a sidebar at the Lido festival. READ MORE

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  21. Unforgiven (Yurusarezarumono): Toronto Review

    3:07 pm PDT 09/12/2013
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    Director Lee Sang-il does a remake of Clinton Eastwood's 1992 classic, "Unforgiven." READ MORE

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