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  1. Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' Picks Up Italian Distributor (Exclusive)

    3:19 pm PDT 08/07/2014
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    Italy's Europictures has picked up rights to distribute the controversial new film. READ MORE

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  2. IFC Picks Up Shawn Christensen's SXSW-Winning 'Before I Disappear'

    1:15 pm PDT 08/05/2014
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    The film, which will screen at the Venice Film Festival, will be released in November. READ MORE

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  3. Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to Premiere at Venice Days

    5:15 am PDT 07/30/2014
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    The feature, about a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris, is the first film by the "Kids" director to shoot outside the U.S. READ MORE

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  4. German Director Fatih Akin Wins Hamburg Film Festival's Douglas Sirk Award

    5:29 am PDT 07/29/2014
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    Akin will premiere his new film, "The Cut," at the Venice Film Festival. READ MORE

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  5. 'Girlhood,' 'Ida,' 'Class Enemy' Nominees for European Parliament's LUX Prize 2014

    9:32 am PDT 07/28/2014
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    The three European dramas will compete for the cinema honor, voted on by members of the European Parliament. READ MORE

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  6. Venice: Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke Set for Double Duty

    5:38 pm PDT 07/24/2014
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    Following Thursday's announcement of the lineup for the world's oldest film festival, find out which Hollywood stars will be attending which premieres, with some even doing multiple duties at the same time. READ MORE

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  7. Venice: David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' in Competition Lineup

    1:56 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    PDATED: The world’s oldest film fest's lineup includes movies from Lars Von Trier and James Franco and films starring Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray and Jennifer Aniston. READ MORE

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  8. Venice Fest Unveils Venice Days Lineup

    11:41 am PDT 07/22/2014
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    The independent sidebar will open with Kim Ki-duk's "One on One" and close with soccer documentary "Messi." READ MORE

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  9. Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth,' Musical 'Guys and Dolls' Among Venice's Classics Picks

    7:09 am PDT 07/15/2014
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    The festival sidebar of restored cinema classics will award a prize for the best restoration effort among its 21 title selection. READ MORE

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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