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Greatest Films Directed By Women – Individual Staff List

Justine Smith

Bright Star, Jane Campion

Orlando, Sally Potter

Trouble Every Day, Claire Denis

Cleo 5 a 7, Agnes Varda

A New Leaf, Elaine May

The Night Porter, Liliana Cavani

American Psycho, Mary Harron

Anatomy of Hell, Catherine Breillat

Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow

Everyone Else, Maren Ade

Ricky D

Connection, Shirley Clarke

Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold

35 Shots of Rhum, Claire Denis

Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Derin

Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller

The Hitch-Hiker, Ida Lupino

Lina Wertmuller- Swept Away

Meek’s Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt

Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel

Xxy, Lucía Puenzo

Special mention:

SkyscraperShirley Clarke

WaspAndrea Arnold

On Dangerous GroundIda Lupino (uncredited)

Wanda

Chris Clemente

Little Miss Sunshine, Valerie Faris

American Psycho, Mary Harron

Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay

Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold

Monster, Patty Jenkins

A League of Their Own, Penny Marshall

Wayne’s World, Penelope Spheeris

Clueless, Amy Heckerling

Point Break,
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Venice 2011 Lineup

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Dueling festival lineups! It seems that for every announcement for the Toronto International Film Festival lineup comes a competing (and often overlapping)  one from Venice.  Here we're collecting the finalized Venice lineups so far. (Above image: Philippe Garrel's A Burning Hot Summer.)

Competition

The Ides of March (George Clooney, USA) (opening night) 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara, USA) Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece) A Burning Hot Summer (Philippe Garrel, France) Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Spain/Poland) Chicken With Plums (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany) A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, Canada) Dark Horse (Todd Solondz, USA) The Exchange (Eran Kolirin, Israel/Germany) Faust (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) Himizu (Sion Sono, Japan) Killer Joe (William Friedkin, USA) Life without Principle (Johnnie To, Hk) Quando la notte (Cristina Comencini, Italy) Seediq Bale (Wei Desheng, Taiwan) Shame (Steve McQueen, UK) Terraferma (Emanuele Crialese, Italy) Texas Killing Fields (Ami Canaan Mann,
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Unfiltered: Organic Lists vs. Filtered Lists of Documentaries

Okay, I’m aware that anyone can use Flickchart to filter their favorite documentaries. That’s Flickchart 101, Derek.

But I decided to focus on documentaries this week because I made an organic list of my ten favorite documentaries for a post I wrote last year on my own blog. This was at a time when I wasn’t aware of Flickchart’s potential to do the same thing, or at least, didn’t yet use the site that way, if I did know.

What truer measure of the effectiveness of Flickchart at distilling my true feelings, than to compare a list I produced from my brain with one produced from Flickchart’s algorithms? As an added bonus, Flickchart might also help me identify a movie I didn’t realize I loved as much as I do. Here is the list I came up with organically, to prepare you for what
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2011 Venice Film Festival Lineup Is Incredble

Hot on the heels of the release of the first wave of films announced to screen at the Toronto Film Festival, comes the main lineup for the 68th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10. There are a few highly anticipated films that appear here that are not yet scheduled for Tiff including the spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson. Also on the list is Roman Polanski‘s Carnage and the latest film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose film Dogtooth made our best end year list both in 2009 and 2010. Personally my most anticipated film is A Dangerous Method by my favourite filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Check out the full list is after the break.

In Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us) [Opening Night Film]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)

Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (UK)

Texas Killing Fields,
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Venice Film Festival 2011 Line-Up Announced

This year’s line-up for the 68th Venice Film Festival, taking place between 31st August and 10th September, has been announced by the festival’s official website, and as expected, it’s more than a little bit fantastic, with a brilliant line-up of films set to screen in Italy.

Heading the jury this year will be director Darren Aronofsky, the BBC reported back in April, who won the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, back in 2008 for The Wrestler.

The list, as you can imagine, is a bit of a long one, so I’ve highlighted some of the hottest tipped to look out for beneath. Playing in competition will be:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson Wuthering Heights, directed by Andrea Arnold Texas Killing Fields, directed by Ami Canaan Mann The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney Quando La Notte, directed by Cristina Comencini Terraferma,
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Venice Lineup Includes Films From Cronenberg, Akerman, Polanski, & Andrea Arnold

Just a few days after Tiff had announced its first 50 films from this year’s festival slate, the Venice Film Festival has announced their own lineup, and I must say, it’s one hell of a collective.

Criterion Collection nuts will have a field day here, as various directors from the collection will be bringing their new films to Italy this year.

First up, in competition, David Cronenberg will be taking his new film, A Dangerous Method, to Venice this year, making it one of the bigger fall festival season players this year. Steve McQueen’s Shame will play this year, as will Andrea Arnold’s (Fish Tank) Wuthering Heights. Roman Polanski will debut his latest film, Carnage, at Venice this year, as will Todd Solondz, who brings Dark Horse this year.

Out of competition, Chantal Akerman and Whit Stillman will debut their next projects, La Folie Almayer and Damsels In Distress respectively.
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Venice Film Festival 2011: Film Lineup: Carnage, A Dangerous Method

Carnage, A Dangerous Method, and the remaining film lineup for the 2011 Venice Film Festival has been announced. The 68th Annual Venice Film Festival “is the oldest film festival in the world. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the “Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica”, the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. It is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art.”

The 2011 Venice Film Festival will take place from August 31, 2011 to September 10, 2011. The full listing of the film lineup for the 2011 Venice Film Festival is below.

Venice 2011 Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us) [opening film]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)

Wuthering Heights,
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The 68th Venice Film Festival – The full line-up

The 68th Venice Film Festival has unveiled this years line-up of movies that will show during the festival which takes place from August 31st to September 10th. Judging by the line-up it looks like the 70s are back, with new films from directors that caused a huge splash during that decade, including David Cronenberg, William Friedkin and Abel Ferrara… The full line-up:

In Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Maan (Us) (second work) Quando La Notte, Cristina Comencini (Italy) Terraferma, Emanuele Crialese (Italy/France) A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg (Germany/Canada) 4:44 Last Day On Earth, Abel Ferrara (Us) Killer Joe, William Friedkin (Us) Un Ete Brulant, Philippe Garrel (France/Italy/Switzerland) A Simple Life (Taojie), Ann Hui (China/Hong Kong) The Exchange (Hahithalfut), Eran Kolirin (Israel) (second work) Alps (Alpeis),Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) Shame,
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2011 Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Carnage,’ ‘A Dangerous Method,’ and ‘Dogtooth’ Director’s Latest

2011 Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Carnage,’ ‘A Dangerous Method,’ and ‘Dogtooth’ Director’s Latest
Hot on the heels of the release of a massive batch of films [1] that will appear in the Toronto Film Festival, we've got the main lineup for the 68th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10. We knew that George Clooney's The Ides of March would open the fest (the trailer premiered last night and you can see it here [2]) and this list confirms quite a few films that we imagined would be playing Venice. Our very much anticipated spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson is on the list, as is Roman Polanski's tense closed-room drama Carnage, starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. And there is Alps, the second film from polarizing Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose film Dogtooth shocked, entertained and angered festival audiences in 2009. The full list is after the break.
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Venice Film Festival line-up includes new films from Soderbergh, Polanski, and Madonna

Venice Film Festival line-up includes new films from Soderbergh, Polanski, and Madonna
The Venice Film Festival has just announced its official line-up, and it looks to be an embarrassment of cinematic riches. As noted by Variety, the festival’s competitive slate includes new films from David Cronenberg (the Freud-Jung thriller A Dangerous Method), Marjane Satrapi (Chicken with Plums), Abel Ferrara (4:44 Last Day on Earth), Roman Polanski (Carnage, adapted from the play God of Carnage), and George Clooney (The Ides of March), not to mention Alps, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimos, who made the creepily hilarious Dogtooth. Possibly even more fun are the films opening out of competition, including Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion,
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Venice Film Fest unveils full slate

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: The Venice Film Festival unveiled its full line up this morning, programming a number of big-ticket titles with serious awards dreams.

As expected, there is overlap between the 68th Venice Fest and the first wave of films announced for the Toronto International Film Festival, from Madonna’s King Edward VIII drama “W.E.” to David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method.” But Venice also boasts a few films that Tiff does not have on its schedule … yet. That would be Tomas Alfredson’s anticipated “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage.”

The fest will open on Aug. 31 with the world premiere of George Clooney’s political drama “The Ides of March.” We have a full roster of films in and out of competition for the Venice Film Festival below:

Venice 2011 Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us) [opening film]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK,
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Venice Film Fest 2011: The Women in Competition

The Venice Film Festival rolled out its lineup this morning. There are 22 films in competition. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That's 23% Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (U.K.) Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Mann (U.S.) Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud (France, Belgium, Germany) A Simple Life, Ann Hui (China, Hk) Quando la Notte, Cristina Comencini Out of competition - there are 22 films. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That's 23% La Folie Almayer, Chantal Akerman (Belgium, France) The Moth Diaries, Mary Harron (Canada, Ireland) W.E., Madonna (U.K.) La Cle des chants, Claude Nuridsany, Marie…
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Venice 2011 Line-Up Includes ‘Tinker Tailor,’ ‘Carnage,’ ‘Wuthering Heights,’ ‘Alps’ and Many More

I always find it interesting to see what Toronto International Film Festival gets compared to Venice. There is certainly some crossover for the latter fest that begins a few days before Toronto, but Venice will usually get a handful of exclusive premieres. We already got Toronto’s initial line-up, and now Deadline reports on Venice.

At first glance, they are getting the big premiere of Tomas Alfredson‘s Let The Right One In follow-up, the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. They also get Andrea Arnold‘s Fish Tank follow-up Wuthering Heights, as well as Ami Canaan Maan‘s debut Texas Killing Fields. Yorgos Lanthimos‘ Dogtooth follow-up Alps will be premiered there as well, along with Roman Polanski‘s Carnage. Steven Soderbergh‘s Contagion and Madonna‘s W.E. will be showing out of competition. Check out the solid list below.

In Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us)

Tinker,
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Venice Film Festival 2011 Line-Up Revealed

The line-up for the 2011 Venice Film Festival was unveiled a little earlier today and this year’s edition looks particularly stacked on the English-language side of things with a large number of dramatic outputs from the U.K. and U.S.

Dozens and dozens of high-intrigue fare are set to be premiering over the two week event which kicks off proceedings on August 31st with the George Clooney directed political thriller The Ides of March as an in-competition film. A trailer was released last night and you can see it Here.

The other big headliners include;

Working Title’s attempt to bring the classic John Le Carre novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the big screen for the first time (though there was an amazing 70′s t.v. series with Alec Guinness that this film will need to go to some quality to beat) has been on our radar every
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Wild Bunch

We complete our look at the key players in the Cannes market with the sales agent that has the most number of highly anticipated film projects. Wild Bunch came to the fest with popular items such as Polisse, The Artist and The Kid With a Bike, and it looks like they might outfit Venice and Tiff with some premium titles with Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters being one of the most sought after titles this coming August/September. Here's their lengthy list of auteur film projects. Bye Bye Blondie by Virginie Despentes - Post-Production In Turmoil (Dans La Tourmente) by Christophe Ruggia - Post-Production That Summer (Un Ete Brulant) by Philippe Garrel - Post-Production Bollywood - Completed Declaration Of War by Valerie Donzelli - Completed Hideaways by Agnes Merlet - Completed Leila by Audrey Estrougo - Completed Michel Petrucciani/ Body And Soul by Michael Radford - Completed Polisse by Maïwenn
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ThinkFilm visits 'Brothels' docu

ThinkFilm visits 'Brothels' docu
NEW YORK -- Indie banner ThinkFilm has acquired North American rights to Born Into Brothels, the feature by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski that won the documentary audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The company also has sealed a series of long-simmering deals on a spate of other indie docu titles, including Matt Mahurin's I Like Killing Flies, Vikram Jayanti's Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perrenou's Genesis and Barry Avrich's The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman. Brothels -- a look at children growing up around prostitution in squalid Calcutta, India -- is being released in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films in New York on Dec. 8, with a national expansion planned next year.

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