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Venice 2020

Kino Lorber Takes Poland’s Oscar Contender ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’ for North America

Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights for Polish comedic drama Never Gonna Snow Again, the country's best international feature film submission for the 2021 Oscars.

‘The Third War’ (‘La Troisième Guerre’): Film Review

Italian director Giovanni Aloi's French-language debut feature 'The Third War,' about a squad of soldiers patrolling Paris, premiered in Venice and recently played Busan.

Oscars: Germany Selects ‘And Tomorrow the Entire World’ for International Feature Category

Germany has picked Julia von Heinz' And Tomorrow the Entire World, a drama about political extremism set in a modern-day Antifa commune, to represent the country in the…

Why Hollywood’s Red Carpets May Never Come Back the Way They Used to Be

Even as the Venice Film Festival provided the first parade of fashion in months, change is afoot with stars like Cate Blanchett rewearing past outfits and a…

‘Tragic Jungle’ (‘Selva Trágica’): Film Review | NYFF 2020

The latest film from 'Fogo' writer-director Yulene Olaizola, 'Tragic Jungle,' is a period piece set in the tropical rainforest bordering Mexico and Belize.

‘Mandibles’ (‘Mandibules’): Film Review | Venice 2020

Cult French director Quentin Dupieux's latest surreal comedy, 'Mandibles,' about two dolts and a giant fly, premiered out of competition in Venice.

Venice Best Director Winner Kiyoshi Kurosawa Talks ‘Wife of a Spy’

The veteran Japanese filmmaker, whose works have spanned horror flicks, romance, sci-fi, softcorn porn, arthouse drama and, now, period thriller, spoke to THR about tacking Japan's painful wartime…

‘The Best Is Yet to Come’ (‘Bu zhi bu xiu’): Film Review | Venice 2020

A working class boy (White K.) from the provinces who arrives in Beijing to become a journalist faces a major ethical decision in Wang Jing’s newspaper drama produced by Jia Zhang-ke, 'The Best Is Yet…

‘In Between Dying’ (‘Sepelenmis Olumler Arasinda’): Film Review | Venice 2020

A youth who has killed a man escapes across a mountainous area of Azerbaijan in filmmaker Hilal Baydarov’s heavily symbolic first feature 'In Between Dying' ('Sepelenmis Olumler Arasinda'), coproduced…

‘Nomadland’: Film Review

Frances McDormand plays a disenfranchised widow from a collapsed Nevada mining town who finds new life on the road in Chloé Zhao's haunting third feature, Nomadland.

‘Crazy, Not Insane’: Film Review | Venice 2020

Examining the work of forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Lewis, Alex Gibney's documentary Crazy, Not Insane delves into the question of why we kill.

‘Run Hide Fight’: Film Review | Venice 2020

A 17-year-old with emotional issues steps up to save her classmates and face down the perpetrators of a live-streamed school shooting in writer-director Kyle Rankin's action thriller, Run Hide…