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Venice Film Festival

Paul Schrader to Receive Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Honor

The director of 'The Card Counter' and 'American Gigolo' and screenwriter for 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull' will be honored at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

Kino Lorber Takes Italian Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mondocane’ for North America (Exclusive)

Alessandro Celli’s dystopian debut premiered in the Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week sidebar.

Venice Film Festival Will Not Ban Russian Filmmakers

"For those who oppose the current Russian regime, there will always be a place in the exhibitions of the Biennale," it said, noting that it would ban Russian delegations.

European Cinema Breakout Talents of 2021

Here is THR’s look at acting and directing talents making a splash in European cinema in 2021.

Jordan Pulls ‘Amira’ From Oscars International Feature Race Amid Controversy, Threats

The film has received backlash for a fictional plot point involving the contentious Israeli-Palestinian relationship.

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

Benjamin Voisin ('Summer of '85') stars alongside Xavier Dolan and Gerard Depardieu in Xavier Giannoli's adapation of the classic Honore de Balzac novel.

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

Audrey Diwan's drama, set in 1960s France, when the procedure was illegal, could prove to be a timely awards contender.

‘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.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick Festival Favorites

Eye-opening roles for Oscar Isaac, Penélope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch, a slightly bonkers Princess Diana biopic, and gems from Palestine, Mexico and the Philippines are among THR critics’ fall faves.

‘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.

Toronto: Kristen Stewart Reflects on Portraying Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’

"The only way to catch something wild is to be that," Stewart said of her transformation as the iconic late Royal in Pablo Larrain's biopic.