Justin Chang Los Angeles Times Published 10:49 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 The Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, also known as the Venice International Film Festival, is the oldest event of its kind in the world and still one of the most important. Held every fall on the Lido, a narrow island off the coast of one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities, it has long been a magnet for hype and glamour, art and cinephilia, Hollywood stars and international auteurs. Some editions of the festival have been more lustrous than others, but this year’s prospects look especially enticing. In its 75th year, the festival will host the world premieres of everything from “First Man,” Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to “La La Land,” to Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star Is Born” (that star being pop-music icon Lady Gaga). The main competition slate includes new works by “Call Me … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga, others to head to Venice Film Festival
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Directors who will be unveiling new work at the Italian fest include Luca Guadagnino, Alfonso Cuaron, the Coen brothers, Paul Greengrass, Julian Schnabel, Laszlo Nemes... Steve Pond, provided by Published 5:49 am CDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Roma’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Paul Greengrass’ “22 July” will make their world premieres at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday morning in Rome. The Venice lineup is filled with premieres from notable international directors, also including Olivier Assayas (“Double Vies”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Jacques Audiard (“The Sisters Brothers”), Julian Schnabel (“At Eternity’s … [Read more...] about ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Roma’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival
Film's director Régis Wargnier, who won an Oscar for best foreign language film for “Indochine” in 1992, attended the event. Photo by VnExpress Cheering fans have plenty to be excited about at the ongoing movie event. Vietnam’s A-listers along with filmmakers and actors from around the world are taking to the red carpet in the capital for the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF). The festival features significant changes from previous years under the theme “Cinema – Integration and Sustainable Development”. A total of 146 films from more than 40 countries will be screened, including a re-release of "Indochine", filmed in Vietnam and starring French cinema queen Catherine Deneuve, who is in town for the event. Some are hoping the event will breathe life into Vietnam's movie industry - still in its infancy and mostly unknown, even on home soil. To bring the festival closer to the public, event organizers have decided to … [Read more...] about What’s new at the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival?
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton’s "Loving" premiered at Cannes before coming to Toronto.— AFP/VNA Photo Viet Nam News TORONTO, Canada —The race for the Oscars intensifies this week at the Toronto film festival, where a spotlight will be shined on American politics, youth radicalisation, racism, feminism and alien arrivals. Nearly 400 feature and short films from 83 countries will be screened at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival, the largest such event in North America, which opens on Thursday and runs through September 18. The event is crucial for Oscar-conscious studios and distributors, attracting hundreds of filmmakers and actors to the red carpet in Canada’s largest city. In past years, films such as 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire went on from winning the Toronto festival’s audience prize for best picture to take the top honor at the Oscars. Last year, audience favorite Spotlight beat all predictions … [Read more...] about Toronto film festival looks back at US politics
Damien Chazelle's "La La Land", a musical comedy-drama about the joys and pains of pursuing one's dreams, opened the Venice film festival on Wednesday, kicking off days of screenings, parties and red carpet glamour. The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, tells the story of a struggling jazz pianist, Sebastian, who falls in love with Mia, an aspiring actress in modern day Los Angeles. Sebastian is trying to get people, young and old, to care about traditional jazz, while Mia hopes one of her many auditions will finally land her an acting gig. "Young people have fallen into a lot of cynicism, are making fun of things and pointing out the flaws in everything and this movie is anything but that," Stone told journalists at a news conference. She said the movie reminded her of her own "humiliating auditions" when she first arrived in Los Angeles. "This is what I hope young people will do: work hard to achieve their dreams." The musical is one of 20 U.S. and international vying for … [Read more...] about Musical about L.A. dreamers opens 73rd Venice film festival