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Venice Film Festival 2010 Starts Today

1 September 2010 7:04 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

And finally it started! The 67th Venice Film Festival, one of the most prestigious, and, by the way, the oldest film festival in the world, kicked off tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Palazzo del Cinema featuring impressive Opening ceremony, hosted by the Italian actress Isabella Ragonese.

Black Swan made its world premiere as the opening film, bringing the American director Darren Aronofsky back to the Lido, where he won the top Golden Lion prize with The Wrestler (2008).

Of course, we already have some interesting reviews to share with you, for example this one (that comes from Variety):

“A wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating study of a young dancer’s all-consuming ambition, “Black Swan” serves as a fascinating complement to Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler,” trading the grungy world of a broken-down fighter for the more upscale but no less brutal sphere of professional ballet.”

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- Fiona

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Venice film festival: Coppola, Schnabel and Gallo confirmed but no Malick

30 July 2010 8:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The full lineup for this year's Venice film festival has been announced – but there's a no show for the new Terrence Malick

The full programme for this year's Venice film festival has been announced and, as predicted, many film-makers whose films weren't quite ready for Cannes will debut on the Lido. Somewhere, a Hollywood-set drama from Sofia Coppola, is amongst the premieres, likewise Vincent Gallo's Brown Bunny sequel, Promises Written in Water, apparently a black-and-white tale of a girl with a terminal illness.

Julian Schnabel's Miral, which follows Hind Husseini's efforts to set up an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine, also finds a home. However, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which many had predicted would screen at the festival, is not on the list; nor that for the Toronto film festival, which directly follows Venice.

Other hotly tipped titles include Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt »

- Catherine Shoard

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Venice 2010 competition titles announce

29 July 2010 12:46 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

And the film I'm most looking forward to seeing (like I'm going to be there) is Vincent Gallo's Promises Written in Water. Someone send me a screener, asap! What else?

Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky.

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola.

13 Assassins by Takashi Miike.

Full list after the break.

In Competition

"Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky, U.S. (Opening Film)

"La Pecora Nera," Ascanio Celestini, Italy

"Somewhere," Sofia Coppola, U.S.

"Happy Few," Antony Cordier, France

"The Solitude of Prime Numbers," Saverio Costanzo, Italy, Germany, France

"Silent Souls," Aleksei Fedorchenko, Russia

"Promises Written in Water," Vincent Gallo, U.S.

"Road To Nowhere," Monte Hellman, U.S.

"Balada Triste de Trompeta," Alex de la Iglesia, Spain, France

"Venus Noir," Abdellatif Kechiche, France

"Post Mortem," Pablo Larrain, Chile, Mexico, Germany

"Barney's Version," Richard J. Lewis, Canada, Italy

"We Believed," Mario Martone, Italy, France

"La Passione," Carlo Mazzacurati, Italy

"13 Assassins," Takashi Miike, Japan, U. »

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67th Venice Film Festival: Waddington's Lope, Scorsese and Kent Jones and the Afflecks Hit the Lido

29 July 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Afflecks will celebrate on the Lido together - both actor-turned-directors are featured in the Out of Competition line-up (see below) and will surely jet back to Tiff together with The Town and the Phoenix doc - though those chances are indeed slim. Speaking of Toronto, the Ooc also features Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots and Andrucha Waddington's Lope (Tiff claims they have the World Premiere, but I think we might see a correction on that later on). Takashi Miike gets celebrated, so does Asian 3D films, and John Turturro feels at home with his first Italian language docu feature. Finally, the Golden Lion for his career will go to John Woo - who is presenting Reign of Assassin. Opening Night Tribute to Bruce Lee
"The Return of Chen Zhen," Andrew Lau (China, Hong Kong) Opening Night Midnight Movie
"Machete," Robert Rodriguez (U.S.)Closing Night: "The Tempest, »

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Venice Lines Up With Samurais, Dissolute Actors and Midlife Threesomes

29 July 2010 10:53 AM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of... festival season. Two days ago Toronto announced a big chunk of its line-up, and now the Venice Film Festival has unveiled its own. Joining Darren Aronofsky ballerina drama "Black Swan," announced earlier as the opening night film, are Sofia Coppola's Hollywood saga "Somewhere" (trailer); Takashi Miike's samurai tale "13 Assassins" (trailer); "Meek's Cutoff," Kelly Reichardt's new film, once again starring Michelle Williams; Vincent Gallo's long-awaited follow-up to "The Brown Bunny" "Promises Made In Water," reportedly a 16-millimeter black-and-white tale of a girl with a terminal illness; "Road to Nowhere," a thriller from Monte Hellman (!); and "Three," the latest from "Run, Lola, Run"'s Tom Tykwer, about how the two halves of a middle-aged couple fall in love with the same man.

Out of competition, the Affleck brothers will screen Ben's "The Town" and Casey's Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary, »

- Alison Willmore

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Venice Film Festival Announces Its 2010 Line-up

29 July 2010 10:36 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the Venice Film Festival announced the line-up for their 2010 Festival which will run from September 1-11, and a lot of hot titles and directors are set to be on hand including the already announced festival opener Black Swan from Darren Aronofsky and closer, The Tempest from Julie Taymor. In competition, Aronofsky's feature is joined by titles from Sofia Coppola, Vincent Gallo, Julian Schnabel, Francois Ozon, Abdellatif Kechiche, Takashi Miike and Tom Tykwer. Also, making a midnight Lido appearance will be Robert Rodriguez with his grindhouse thriller Machete. One other notable title is the inclusion of the Casey Affleck-directed Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary I'm Still Here, which will be screening out of competition.

Unfortunately I won't be able to cover this one, but one of these years I would like to find a way to pull a triple play and cover Cannes, Venice and Toronto in the same year »

- Brad Brevet

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67th Venice Film Festival Out-of-Competition List Includes The Town, I’m Still Here, and Machete

29 July 2010 10:34 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Along with the list of films playing in-competition, the Venice Film Festival has announced which films are playing out-of-competition this year.  The movies include Ben Affleck’s The Town, Casey Affleck’s Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here, Martin Scorsese’s Elia Kazan documentary A Letter to Elia, John Turturro’s Passione, Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the closing night film, and Robert RodriguezMachete as the opening night film.  It’s an eclectic bunch of flicks and they’re just a small sampling of the movies playing out-of-competition.  Hit the jump to check out the full list.

The 67th Venice Film Festival will run from September 1 – 11th.

Ben AffleckThe Town

USA, 120′

Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively

Casey Affleck – I’M Still Here

USA, 108′ (documentary)

Joaquin Phoenix

Marco Bellocchio – Sorelle Mai

Italy, 110′

Alba Rohrwacher, Donatella Finocchiaro, Elena Bellocchio, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

Piergiorgio Gay »

- Matt Goldberg

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Venice unveils 2010 competition lineup

29 July 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rome -- Sofia Coppola's comedic drama "Somewhere" and "Road to Nowhere," a romantic thriller from veteran director Monte Hellman, were among the highlights of the main competition lineup for the 67th Venice Film Festival, which was released Thursday.

Other in-competition films include Vincent Gallo's "Promises Written in Water"; "Meek's Cutoff," a western from Kelly Reichardt; and Athina Racehel Tsangari's drama "Attenberg."

Artistic director Marco Mueller said that -- notwithstanding the presence of the 78-year-old Hellman -- the competition lineup was the youngest ever in the storied history of the festival, with the average age among the directors of the 22 in-competition films just 47.

"I think this is evidence of a new and dynamic kind of cinema that is being produced," Mueller told a standing-room-only crowd of reporters and industry players at Rome's Excelsior Hotel Thursday.

All told, the festival will include 79 world premieres, including the entire in-competition lineup for »

- By Eric J. Lyman

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