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“Jose” by Li Cheng will have it s official opening tomorrow September 6

Join us for the world premiere official opening of José Venice Days – Sept 6 at 11:30 – Sala Perla …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week Day 8

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week   Finnish artist and singer Anna Eriksson debuts at the Venice Film Critics’ Week with her experimental film M   Tomorrow, Thursday September 6, Italian short film Malo tempo presents the portrait of a man sentenced to the void     SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING: Wednesday, September 5, 8pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/Industry OFFICIAL SCREENING + Q&A:&…

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week Day 7

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week  Ti imaš noć by Ivan Salatić is the first Montenegrin film in competition at the Venice Film Critics’ Week   Tomorrow, Wednesday September 5, Italian short film Cronache dal crepuscolo hits the Lido   SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING:  Tuesday, September 4, 7.30pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/Industry OFFICIAL SCREENING + Q&A: Wednesday  …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venice Film Critics’ Week Day 6

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week   On the sixth day at the Venice Film Critics’ Week, Syrian debut film Lissa Ammetsajjel presents an unprecedented inside look at the war   Tomorrow, Tuesday September 4, Italian short film Quelle brutte cose in competition in the SIC@SIC selection   SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING: Monday, September 3, 8pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/I…

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 VOX LUX by Brady Corbet press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 VOX LUX by Brady Corbet press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 WERK OHNE AUTOR by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 WERK OHNE AUTOR by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck press conference and photocall     …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 ACUSADA by Gonzalo Tobal press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 ACUSADA by Gonzalo Tobal press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 AT ETERNITY’S GATE by Julian Schnabel press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 AT ETERNITY’S GATE by Julian Schnabel press conference and photocall  …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 NAPSZÁLLTA (Sunset) by László Nemes press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 NAPSZÁLLTA (Sunset) by László Nemes press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Damien Chazelle press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Damien Chazelle press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO- Venezia 75 WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE? by Roberto Minervini press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE? by Roberto Minervini press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 FRÈRES ENNEMIS by David Oelhoffen press conference and photocall

VIDEO – Venezia 75 FRÈRES ENNEMIS by David Oelhoffen press conference and photocall  …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 SUSPIRIA by Luca Guadagnino press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 SUSPIRIA by Luca Guadagnino press conference and photocall …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 PETERLOO by Mike Leigh press conference and photocal

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Panel on the Biennale College Cinema: New Horizons, from the Real to the Virtual

PeterCowie: “This panel marks the 7th year in which a group of critics has been able to meet to discuss the #BiennaleCollegeCinema project” PeterCowie: “This panel marks the 7th year in which a group of critics has been able to meet to discuss the #BiennaleCollegeCinema project”  The panel took place at the Lido on Monday September 3rd, 2018, it was be chaired by Peter Cowie, film historian and former International Publishing Director of Variety The topic…

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

12 new projects have been selected for the seventh edition of Biennale College – Cinema 2018/19

The 12 new projects have been selected for the seventh edition of Biennale College – Cinema 2018/19, submitted by teams composed of directors and producers who will take part in the first 10-day workshop to be held in Venice from October 6th to 15th 2018. Nine projects are coming from the Biennale College – Cinema – International, while the other three are from the new Biennale College Cinema – Italia. The International …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Nesta Morgan sketching in Venice

Nesta Morgan   First Man directed by Damien Chazelle with Ryan Godling in a new space!   Sulla Mia Pelle directed by Alessio Cremonini starring Jasmine Trinca An accumulative feeling at Eternity’s gate   …

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

First Man, ( Venice Opening film): One Giant Step for Mankind that has never gotten any further

By Alex Deleon Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong: The all-American Astronaut Sketch by Nesta Morgan The most peculiar thing about the American moon landing of July 1969 Is how quickly it was forgotten and the vaunted Space Race with Russia shelved.  Also odd how quickly overnight space hero Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to set foot on the moon, faded into obscurity after his fifteen minutes of international fame. Had further space exploration been followed up with the s…

 

05.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Restored Classics at Venice 2018

By Alex Deleon           ~~ Tony, Marilyn, And Jack, in Some Like it Hot —   It is a fact of cinema life that films after many passages through the projection equipment eventually deteriorate and wear out, a fact which anyone who has viewed a scratched up mutilated old favorite in a time worn copy can painfully verify.  In recent years a movement has developed to digitally restore important landmarks of world cinema championed among others by such old…

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Join us for the world premiere official opening of Jose in Venice

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03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

The team of Jose enjoying Venice and great reviews

“JOSE” director Li Cheng (right) with cinematographer Paolo Giron (left), in front of Giornate degli Autori / Venice days headquarters, at the festival at Lido. Giron is native of Guatemala City, studied film in Buenos Aires, and has shot films all over Latin American. Cheng is native of China, is USA educated, and spent two years in Guatemala making “JOSE”    Director Li Cheng, a U.S. transplant from China, conducted extensive interviews with gay and margi…

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week Day 5

On the fifth day at the Venice Film Critics’ Week, the surreal comedy Bêtes Blondes by French directors Alexia Walther and Maxime Matray hits the Lido   Tomorrow, Monday September 3, Italian short film Gagarin, mi mancherari screens in the SIC@SIC competition SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING:  Sunday, September 2, 7.45pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/Industry OFFICIAL SCREENING + Q&A:  Monday  September …

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week Day 4

On the fourth day at the Venice Film Critics’ Week, German director Andreas Goldstein  faces the ghosts of reunification with his debut feature film Adam und Evelyn   SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING: Saturday, September 1, 8pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/Industry OFFICIAL SCREENING + Q&A: Sunday, September 2, 2pm, Sala Perla (Palazzo del Casinò) Public/All accreditations REPEAT SCREENING: Monday…

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Nesta Morgan sketching The Favourite at Venice Film Festival

Yorgos Lanthimos’s classic comment on the more he works out of Greece the more Greek he feels. For taking on the leading role of Queen Olivia Colman says it is a natural next step. …

Sulla Mia Pelle starring Jasmine Trinca opens Venice Film Festival

Nesta Morgan reports from Venice for filmfestivals.com, sketching film professionals, panels and coneferences. Nesta Morgan storyboards, and designs film and tv sets. Nesta’s sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are an original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta’s Sketch Collection covers The Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh Film & Literature Festival, Cannes Film …

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venezia 75: Days 3 & 4

The third day on the 75th Venice Film Festival, a.k.a. Gaga Day as it humorously got referred to by the thousands of festival attendees, was marked by the arrival off Lady Gaga, starring alongside Bradley Cooper in a remake of the original 1937 A star is born, also a directorial debut for Cooper.      Gaga’s arrival on the Lido posing on the Vaporetto made the headlines, while the first screening with its loud rock tunes put the pop star higher up in her fans adoration,…

 

03.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venezia 75: Days 1 & 2

It’s this time of the year, when the film elite gathers on a tiny island in Venice to celebrate cinema over gelato, pizza and spritz. And for the last decade, to have a preview of pretty much 80% of the future Oscar nominees and winners, to come in few months time.    And this year, the stars have aligned again for the Mostra Del Cinema of the Venice Biennale, with the 75th edition’s competition being the most exciting one could wish for.      The fest…

 

02.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

The 9th Arab Cinema Magazine Highlights the Tunisian Film Industry at the Venice International Film Festival

While carrying out its wide-ranging activities at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has released the newest issue of its Arab Cinema Magazine. The new issue is set to accompany the ACC to international film festivals until the end of the year, including the Toronto Film Festival, Malmö Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival and the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, in addition to the International Fil…

 

01.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venice 2018 kicks off on Shaky Footing

By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   The 76th Venice Film Festival (the oldest in the world) has gotten off to a slightly controversial start The main bones of contention: 1) Not enough films by femmes, 2) Participation of Netflix. Festival director Alberto Barbera has been criticized for not scheduling more films from distaff side directors. Only one female entry in competition this year.  Mr. Barbera’s explanation is quite simple. “we choose films on their qu…

 

01.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS by Joel and Ethan Coen press conference and photocall

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West. We’ve always loved anthology movies, especially those films made in Italy in the Sixties which set side-by-side the work of different directors on a common theme. Having written an anthology of Western stories we attempted to do the …

 

01.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 DOUBLES VIES by Olivier Assayas press conference and photocall

Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors – another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion. Olivier Assayas stated: Our world is in constant change. It has always been. The issue is our ability to keep an eye on that flux, to understand what is …

 

01.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Netflix’s edited reconstruction of The Other Side of The Wind by Orson Welles premiered in Venice

The Other Side of The Wind by OrsonWelles’  “We really wanted to understand @OrsonWelles’ intentions for the movie. We tried to be faithful to the style he wanted. But we didn’t know if there was enough footage to do a film, we hoped so“ #BobMurawski:  American film editor Bob Murawski (The Hurt Locker, Spider-Man, Army of Darkness) is the winner of the new Campari Passion for Film award of the 75thVenice Int…

 

01.09.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venice Intl. Film Critics’ Week | Day Three: Italian director Letizia Lamartire debuts with her feature film “Saremo giovani e b

On the third day at the Venice Film Critics’ Week,  Italian director Letizia Lamartire debuts with her feature film Saremo giovani e bellissimi   Tomorrow, September 1, the bittersweet intergenerational comedy directed by Lamartire to be presented at the Lido  with the short films Sugarlove by Laura Luchetti and Fino alla fine by Giovanni Dota SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING:  Friday , August 31, 7.30pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casin&…

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Sudanese debut film aKasha is the first film in competition at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Today, August 31 director hajooj kuka recounts the civil war in Sudan, and Italian director Leandro Picarella presents his short film Epicentro   SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING: Thursday, August 30, 7.30pm, Sala Perla 2 (Palazzo del Casinò) Press/Industry OFFICIAL SCREENING + Q&A: Friday, August 31, 2pm, Sala Perla (Palazzo del Casinò) Pubblico/accreditati REPEAT SCREENING: Saturday, September 1, 9am, Sala Perla (Pal…

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

The 33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week opens on August 30th with Indian fantasy Tumbbad

33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week | 33. Settimana Internazionale della Critica Venice, 29 August – 8 September 2018   Versione italiana a seguire   The 33rd Venice International Film Critics’ Week opens on August 30th with Indian fantasy Tumbbad by Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad, and with the Italian short film Nessuno è innocente by Toni D’Angelo   SCREENINGS PRESS SCREENING: Wednesday…

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos press conference and photocall with Emma Stone

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón press conference and photocall

Venezia 75 ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón press conference and photocall   …

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson press conference and photocall /

Venezia 75 THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson press conference and photocall / …

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Venice day 2 “JOSE” team reporting

“Mexico “IMCINE” representative introducing Ripstein’s “hell without limits 1978” the  newly restored film at Venice FF,    El lugar sin límites tells the history of La Manuela, a homosexual who, together with his daughter La Japonesita, run a provincial brothel. One night while Pancho harasses La Japonesita, La Manuela decides to come out in his defense with a dance. As a result of the seduction, Pancho passionately kisses La M…

 

31.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

Introducing the VR line up in Venice 75

“It’s amazing that the oldest film festival in the world it’s the first to celebrate Virtual Reality as an art form. There is nothing in the world comparable to this competition” Michel Reihlac enjoying his curated VR in Venice, with Liz Rosenthal  VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY 2018 SYNOPSES   In Competition – Interactive     MAKE NOISE by MAY ABDALLA with Nikki Amuka-Bird / UK / 8’ / installation Sing and shout along with Nikki Amuka-B…

 

30.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Grand Opening for 75th edition of Venice Festival

Alberto Barbera and Paolo Baratta …

 

30.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

VIDEO – Venezia 75 FIRST MAN by Damien Chazelle press conference and photocall

 

30.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

José by Li Cheng will have it’s world Premiere in Venice Days

José by Li Cheng   The director Li Cheng Official Selection – Giornate degli Autori / Venice days Guatemala, 2018, 85′, color, DCP   SYNOPSIS   José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City – a typical lower-class existence in one of the world’s most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is …

 

29.08.2018 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice’s blog

First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) to open the 75th Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia / 75th Venice International Film Festival / August 29 – September 8, 2018     Universal Pictures’ First Man, from Director Damien Chazelle, Makes World Premiere as Opening Film of the 75th Venice Film Festival    Universal Pictures’ First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke and Claire Foy, has been announced as the opening film, in Competition, of the 75th Ven…

 

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