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Venice 2021

Music Box Films Takes U.S. Rights to ‘Lost Illusions’

Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights to Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues), Xavier Giannoli’s adaptation of the classic Honoré de Balzac comedic novel starring Summer of ’85 actor…

IFC, FilmNation Take Venice Winner, French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’

IFC Films and FilmNation have jointly acquired U.S. rights to Happening, the French abortion drama also known as L’événement from Audrey Diwan, which won the Golden Lion for best film at this year…

‘You Resemble Me’ (‘Tu Me Ressembles’): Film Review | Venice 2021

Dina Amer's directorial debut revolves around a fragile young Muslim woman in search of purpose.

‘The Catholic School’ (‘La Scuola Cattolica’): Film Review | Venice 2021

In Stefano Mordini's film, based on Edoardo Albinati's fact-based novel of the same name, a group of young, privileged men commit a disturbing crime.

‘7 Prisoners’ (‘7 Prisioneiros’): Film Review | Venice 2021

Alexandre Moratto's sophomore feature follows a group of young men caught in the dangerous world of human trafficking.

‘Captain Volkonogov Escaped’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Russian co-directors Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov ('Intimate Parts') explore the spiritual journey of a secret policeman, played by Yuriy Borisov, who breaks ranks in Soviet-era Leningrad.

‘True Things’: Film Review | Venice 2021

In Harry Wootliff's second feature, Ruth Wilson plays a woman subsumed by love and struggling to find herself.

French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’ Wins Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

In a move that could be seen as a strong message for women’s rights, and for the right of female filmmakers to be celebrated, the 2021 Venice Film Festival gave its top honor, the Golden Lion…

‘Freaks Out’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Four circus performers try to escape Nazi-occupied Rome in this fantasy historical drama by Gabriele Mainetti.

‘On the Job: The Missing 8’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Philippine director Erik Matti's sprawling crime thriller details the political and journalistic fallout from an assassination gone awry.

‘The Accusation’ (‘Les Choses humaines’): Film Review | Venice 2021

French writer-director Yvan Attal's drama centers on a controversial rape case and the families whose lives are torn apart by the trial.

Jodie Comer and Adam Driver in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck also star in this historical drama of dishonor and bitter justice in late 14th century France, which they co-wrote with Nicole Holofcener.