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Venice Film Festival Full Lineup Unveiled – Live Updates

The Venice Film Festival is unveiling the lineup of its 77th edition, which, barring complications, will be the first major international film event to hold a physical edition following the coronavirus crisis.Previously announced titles include Chloé Zhao’s road drama “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, which will screen at Venice and Toronto simultaneously on Sept. 11, in […]

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‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: Episode 4 Sets the Stage for a Love Triangle, Italian Style

Trigger alert: To those for whom the exquisite pain of first unrequited love still scalds, Episode 4 of this season of “My Brilliant Friend,” titled “The Kiss,” could freshen those wounds. It’s an effective juxtaposition to experience Lenu’s (Margherita Mazzucco) internal torment — over learning that the broodingly handsome and cocksure Nino Sarratore (Francesco Serpico) […]

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Locarno: Summertime Picks Up ‘Love Me Tender’ (Exclusive)

Rome-based Summertime Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Klaudia Reynicke’s “Love Me Tender.”The second feature from Peru-born and Switzerland-based filmmaker will receive its world premiere at the Locarno Festival in its Filmmakers of the Present competition, which focuses on first and second features.Summertime Intl. is the world sales agent, excluding and Lichtenstein and Switzerland. […]

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‘Cold War’ Is the Big Winner at the European Film Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Cold War” was the big winner at the European Film Awards, picking up the prizes for Best European Film, Actress (Joanna Kulig), Director, and Screenwriter (both Paweł Pawlikowski). Best actor went to Marcello Fonte of “Dogman,” while Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” was named Best European Comedy.“Cold War” also led all films with five […]

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Watch the 2018 Cannes Awards: Live Stream Who Won the Palme d’Or

After more than a week of screenings, the time has come to find out which films will win the major prizes at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, including the prestigious Palme d’Or. The awards will be decided by this year’s official jury, led by president Cate Blanchett. Other jury members include Lea Seydoux, Denis Villeneuve, […]

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Italy’s Film Biz Pops Out of Cyclical Slump as Three Local Films at Unspool at Cannes

Italy’s film industry is coming out of a cyclical slump, with executives boasting about a burst of innovation, vitality and growth as they talk up the substantial five-feature cinema Italiano presence at Cannes.Indeed, the two Italian titles in the fest’s competition — Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” described as an “urban Western,” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as […]

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