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Venice Film Festival’s English Subtitle Surge Polarizes Opinion

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho, this year’s Venice jury president, famously accepted his 2020 Golden Globe for best foreign film by assuring audiences that “once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”This is especially true at this year’s festival, where in addition to the standard […]

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Venice Film Festival Launch Party Honors Alberto Barbera, as Bong Joon Ho Makes Grand Entrance as Jury President

On Tuesday night, the eve of the 78th annual Venice Film Festival, Variety hosted a rooftop party at the Hotel Danieli honoring fest topper Alberto Barbera and the Biennale, its parent organization, with its International Achievement in Film Award.Variety international editor Manori Ravindran presented the prize to Barbera and Roberto Cicutto, the president of the […]

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K-Pop Movie ‘Lost in America’ Set Up by Lynda Obst, Korea’s Cj Enm (Exclusive)

Producer Lynda Obst and Miky Lee (executive producer of “Parasite”) have joined forces to tap into the Korean music wave. They will produce “K-Pop: Lost in America,” a feature-length road movie to be released in 2023.The Cj Enm production has tapped Jk Youn, director of two of the biggest Korean movies of all time, to […]

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Here’s How the Cannes Film Festival Awards Could Impact the Oscar Race

Out of Cannes, “Parasite” marks the most notable example of a Palme d’Or winner that went on to win big not only at the global box office but also subsequent awards, including four Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and International Film. (Only “Marty” in 1955 has also followed a Palme d’Or win with a […]

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Cannes 2021 Full Winners List (Updating Live)

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival officially comes to an end with the awards ceremony in which this year’s competition jury will name the best films and performances of the festival. With Spike Lee serving as president, the jury featured director Mati Diop, singer/songwriter Mylène Farmer, actress/director Maggie Gyllenhaal, writer/director Jessica Hausner, actress/director Mélanie Laurent, writer/director […]

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Bong Joon Ho Says Animated Film Will Be Ready In 2025-2026; Inspired By ‘The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures Of The Abyss’

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”) is likely still walking on the clouds after a historical awards season, Most would be, after ultimately earning well-deserved Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Picture, and Best Director.Read More: Bong Joon Ho To Direct An Animated Fantasy Film About Sea CreaturesThe South […]

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