Venice Film Festival

Venice film festival opens with show of support for battered industry
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Venice film festival opens with show of support for battered industry

VENICE (Reuters) – The heads of Europe’s main film festivals came together for the opening of the Venice movie showcase…
Star-studded Venice opens under cloud of controversy
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Star-studded Venice opens under cloud of controversy

The glitzy Venice film festival opens Wednesday with fury over the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker…
Hend Sabry becomes the first Arab woman judge at Venice Film Festival
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Hend Sabry becomes the first Arab woman judge at Venice Film Festival

Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry has become the first Arab woman to ever sit on the judging panel for the world’s…
LA Film Critics name ‘Roma’ year’s best film
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LA Film Critics name ‘Roma’ year’s best film

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal drama “Roma” best…
Cuaron’s Mexican ‘masterpiece’ wins Venice film festival
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Cuaron’s Mexican ‘masterpiece’ wins Venice film festival

  Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for “Roma”, which…
Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes
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Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

  A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of…
Glamorous Venice Film Festival courts controversy
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Glamorous Venice Film Festival courts controversy

  Global superstars Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Redgrave descend on Venice this week as the annual film festival…
Lebanese film director briefly detained over Israel visit
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Lebanese film director briefly detained over Israel visit

Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri, detained briefly for previous visits to Israel, blasted Monday people who accused him of normalization…
Del Toro’s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
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Del Toro’s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls…
Director Maoz defends film from Israeli critics
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Director Maoz defends film from Israeli critics

Israeli director Samuel Maoz has defended his Venice Film Festival prize-winner “Foxtrot” after criticism from some in his homeland. Maoz’s…
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