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Venice 2019

‘The Weeping Woman’ (‘La Llorona’): Film Review

'The Weeping Woman' ('La Llorona'), Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s study of an addled old dictator who is acquitted of genocide but not forgiven by the people, won the top prize at Venice Days.

‘Beware of Children’ (‘Barn’): Film Review | Venice 2019

Norwegian novelist and director Dag Johan Haugerud's latest, 'Beware of Children,' is a 160-minute exploration of guilt, grief and communication issues.

‘House of Cardin’: Film Review | Venice 2019

In 'House of Cardin,' directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes ('Mansfield 66/67') dig into the world of French fashion and design icon Pierre Cardin.

‘They Say Nothing Stays the Same’ (‘Aru sendo no hanashi’) | Venice 2019

'They Say Nothing Stays the Same,' the first feature directed by Japanese actor Joe Odagiri, brings together a platinum cast and crew to recount a Zen-like tale.

‘Tutto il mio folle amore’: Film Review | Venice 2019

A boozy wedding singer and his teenage son share a life-changing road trip in 'Tutto il Mio Folle Amore,' a heart-tugging melodrama from Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores.

‘Life as a B-Movie: Piero Vivarelli’: Film Review | Venice 2019

Niccolo Vivarelli and Fabrizio Laurenti co-directed 'Life as a B-Movie: Piero Vivarelli,' a documentary about the late Italian screenwriter, director and songwriter.

‘Mosul’: Film Review | TIFF 2019

Matthew Michael Carnahan directed 'Mosul,' an Arabic-language, Iraq-set thriller based on a New Yorker article and produced by the Russo brothers.

‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’: Film Review | Venice 2019

Angelina Jolie has championed 'Hava, Maryam, Ayesha,' an Afghan fiction debut from documentary filmmaker Sahraa Karimi, which premiered in the Venice International Film Festival's Horizons section.

‘All This Victory’ (‘Jeedar El Sot’): Film Review | Venice 2019

Lebanese director Ahmad Ghossein's first fiction feature, 'All This Victory,' won the top prize at the recent Venice Critics' Week.

Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 20 Favorite Films From the Fall Festivals

A geriatric sex epic, a career high for Noah Baumbach, eye-opening docs from Romania and Syria, first-rate star vehicles for J. Lo and Riz? Ahmed and a shocking Golden Lion winner were among the best movies from Venice, Telluride and Toronto (below in alphabetical order).

Oscars: Poland Selects ‘Corpus Christi’ for International Feature Film Category

Poland has selected Jan Komasa's gripping religious drama 'Corpus Christi' as its submission for the best international feature film award at the 2020 Oscars.

‘State Funeral’: Film Review | TIFF 2019

Acclaimed documentarian Sergei Loznitsa uses footage of Joseph Stalin's massive funeral to convey the personality cult surrounding the feared Soviet premier in 'State Funeral.'