Venice International Film Festival News

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Toronto: Why '12 Years a Slave' Wasn't at Venice

feedproxy.google.com – Director Steve McQueen argues the film is "an American story," but Venice chief Alberto Barbera was "disappointed not to be able to screen such a powerful film." 31 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Venice: Ti West Gets Real With 'The Sacrament'; Traditional Western May Follow

deadline.com – Director Ti West is known primarily for his work as a horror helmer, but with Venice and Toronto title The Sacrament – as well as an upcoming project – he’s taking a turn in a different direction. West’s credits include 2009’s The House Of The Devil, 2011’s The Innkeepers and a segment of 2012’s V/H/S. 32 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Errol Morris' Rumsfeld doc sells at Venice

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: I Wonder Pictures takes Italian rights to Erros Morris documentary. 32 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Venice: Lindsay Lohan is a No-Show

feedproxy.google.com – The actress was expected to promote her new film "The Canyons." 33 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Terry Gilliam Previews New Film 'The Zero Theorem,' Debuting in Venice

feedproxy.google.com – Terry GIlliam's "The Zero Theorem" will World Premiere at the Venice International FIlm Festival.TOH! got a glimpse of footage at 2013's Comic-Con, where anew trailer debuted along with the first four scenes--ten minutes. The story, written by Florida academic Pat Rushin (inspired by "Brazil"), revolves around an eccentric bald computer genius (Christoph Waltz) who wanders around naked and wrestles with existential angst. 33 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Venice: William Friedkin Talks 'Sorcerer', Projects & Hollywood's Gambling Problem

deadline.com – William Friedkin has arrived in Venice to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. He’s also here for the world premiere of Warner Bros’ newly restored version of his 1977 film Sorcerer. It’s the one he’d like to be remembered for. It “came the closest to my vision of it; the result is the way I first saw it in my mind’s eye,” he said as part of a wide-ranging and animated chat with journalists ahead of his award ceremony today.

33 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Venice Review: Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

fb.indiewire.com – Since JFK vowed to put a man on the moon in 1961, space has represented untold possibility. Hope. Optimism. But once we actually got there, we realized what a terrifying place it can be. An endless void, freezing and/or burning, a place without air or life. But most terrifyingly of all, if you die in space, you die alone: 33 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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New Posters for THE WOLVERINE, RUNNER RUNNER, FROZEN, and the 70th Annual Venice Film Festival

collider.com – A few new posters have landed online. Briefly: The Wolverine – A Japanese poster that makes us wonder once again why a guy with knives in his hands would need a sword. The film stars Hugh Jackman and open in 3D on July 26th. Runner Runner – Three character posters with gambling-related taglines for the thriller starring Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, and Ben Affleck.

41 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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'Gravity' To Open Venice Film Festival In World Premiere

deadline.com – Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D deep space thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the 70th Venice Film Festival in an out of competition berth. 41 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Paul Schrader's Crowd-Funded 'The Canyons' to Launch at Venice Film Fest

feedproxy.google.com – The film will screen out of competition, while Schrader will be busy on the Lido as the head the jury for the festival's cutting-edge Horizons sidebar. 45 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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