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Venice film festival a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

May 31, 2020 - 11:10 AM

The film festival will push through from September 2 to 12

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 28, 2019 an employee works outside the Palazzo del Cinema on the opening day of the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. - The decision to hold the 2020 Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed a "sign of hope" for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Cannes has been postponed until the end of June, while the team behind the Venice film festival is strongly against going virtual

People walk past a wall painting on May 13, 2019, on the eve of the opening of the 72th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France. - This year's Cannes Film Festival is running from May 14th until May 25th. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Cate Blanchett to head Venice Film Festival jury

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:49 PM

Actress Cate Blanchett will preside over the prestigious film festival's jury this September, two years after she headed Cannes in 2018

'Joker', Roman Polanski win top prizes at Venice film festival

Sep 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix picks up the Golden Lion for best film

Mick Jagger blasts Trump for bad manners, lies, environment

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The Rolling Stones singer says 'we are in a very difficult situation at the moment' but that he's thrilled young people 'feel so strongly that they want to protest'

DIFFICULT SITUATION. British singer Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones says he is worried 'where all this polarisation and rudeness and lying is going to lead us.' Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/AFP

Julie Andrews honored with Venice lifetime achievement award

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'I'm still amazed, I've been a lucky girl who got to play beautiful roles,' says the actress known for her roles in 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'

British actress Julie Andrews acknowledges receiving on September 2, 2019 a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement during a ceremony at the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Joaquin Phoenix's gritty 'Joker' drives critics crazy

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The actor reimagines one of cinema's most recognizable villains in the film 'Joker', directed by Todd Phillips

Daftar penerima penghargaan di 'Venice Film Festival 2017'

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Sutradara Guillermo Del Toro yang menggarap film The Shape of Water meraih penghargaan tertinggi Golden Lion

TOP PRIZE. Sutradara Guillermo del Toro meraih penghargaan tertinggi Golden Lion di ajang 'Venice Film Festival 2017' lewat film garapannya yang berjudul 'The Shape of Water'. Foto oleh Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' wins Venice Golden Lion

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Del Toro had described the flick as an antidote to cynicism and enchanted reviewers hailed it as his greatest work yet

TOP PRIZE. Director Guillermo Del Toro receives the Golden Lion for Best Film with the movie 'The Shape of Water' during the award ceremony of the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2017 at Venice Lido. Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Hollywood stars enter Confederate symbols row

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:29 PM

George Clooney and Julianne Moore back the ban of hanging the Confederate flag and rebranding of schools named after the heroes of the pro slavery side in the US Civil War

US actess Julianne Moore and US actor and director George Clooney attend the photocall of the movie "Suburbicon" presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Redford and Fonda keep sexual spark alive, 50 years on

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The two stars reunite in Our Souls at Night a film about falling in love later in life

OUR SOULS AT NIGHT. In the new film, the stars prove that they can sizzle at any age. Screengrab from

Hollywood royalty and British monarchy to rub shoulders in Venice

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The Venice Film Festival will run until September 9

VICTORIA & ABDUL. The film starring Judi Dench as Britain’s Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as her unlikely friend Abdul will premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Photo from

3 PH films to be screened at 1st Venice Film Festival in Manila

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Ang Babaeng Humayo Jay and Thy Womb will be shown at the film festival

Liza Diño welcomes appointment of 3 new MMFF ExeCom members

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Liza also explains her Facebook post on the criticism regarding the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

On the Origin of Fear, dari Venice ke Toronto

Sep 15, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Setelah memukau di Venice Film Festival film pendek karya Bayu Prihantoro Filemon ini ditampilkan di Toronto International Film Festival

Sutradara film pendek On the Origin of Fear, Bayu Prihantoro Filemon sangat bangga karena film hasil karyanya bisa diputar di dua festival film paling bergengsi. Foto oleh tim produser On the Origin of Fear.

Lav Diaz film wins 2016 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:26 AM

Lav Diaz wins the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for Woman Who Left Ang Babaeng Humayo

Director Lav Diaz attends the Premiere of the movie "Ang Babaeng Humayo" (The Woman Who Left) presented in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Lav Diaz's 'Woman Who Left' vying for 2016 Venice Film Fest Golden Lion

Sep 10, 2016 - 6:17 PM

See the list of movies that Lav Diaz s movie Ang Babaeng Humayo is up against for a Golden Lion award

LAV DIAZ. Director Lav Diaz attends the photocall of the movie 'Ang Babaeng Humayo' (The Woman Who Left) presented in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016 at Venice Lido. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Film pendek Indonesia ‘On the Origin of Fear’ masuk kompetisi Venice

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Film ini ingin melawan reproduksi kekerasan pada Zaman Orde Baru yang selalu menampilkan tayangan berdarah tiap 30 September

Poster film 'On the Origin of Fear' untuk Venice Film Festival 2016.

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Babaeng Humayo' to compete in Venice Int'l Film Festival

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

The film starring Charo Santos Concio is part of the main competition of the festival

Apa kata kritikus tentang ‘Everest’?

Sep 19, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Everest saat ini punya skor 82 di Rotten Tomatoes 63 di Metacritic dan 7 8 di IMDb

Horor di puncak gunung dalam trailer baru film 'Everest'

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Everest adalah tempat paling berbahaya di dunia

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Film karya Joko Anwar akan diputar di Venice Film Festival 2015

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Film A Copy of My Mind menjadi satu satunya film asal Asia Tenggara yang terpilih di Venice

Salah satu poster film A Copy of My Mind. Foto dari @odagomarsjr

Winners at the 71st Venice film festival

Sep 07, 2014 - 8:55 AM

Swedish director Roy Andersson s film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence wins the Golden Lion for best movie at the Venice film Check out other winners in this list

BEST FILM. Swedish director Roy Andersson holds the Golden Lion for Best Film he received for his movie "A Pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence" during the awards ceremony on the closing day of the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2014 at Venice Lido. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

US, Japanese, Indonesian movies frontrunners for Venice's Golden Lion

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Movies from the United States Indonesia and Japan are tipped by critics as the favorites to win this year s Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival

TOP PICK. US director Joshua Oppenheimer (L) and actor Adi Rukum arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of 'The Look of Silence,’ during the 71th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 28 August 2014. Photo by Andrea Merola/EPA

Stars flock to Venice as world's oldest film fest begins

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Two directors expected at the festival are unable to make it because they had been imprisoned – Iran s Mohammadi Mahnaz and Ukraine s Oleh Sentsov charged respectively for propaganda against the regime and a terrorist plot

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL. Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu poses with US actress Emma Stone during the photocall of the movie 'Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance' presented in competition on the opening day of the 71st Venice Film Festival. Photo by AFP/Gabriel Bouys

Italian documentary 'Sacro GRA' wins Golden Lion in Venice

Sep 08, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi s documentary Holy GRA which looks into everyday life off a Rome ring road won a surprise Golden Lion for best movie at the world s oldest film festival in Venice

VICTORIOUS IN VENICE. Italian director Gianfranco Rosi holds the Golden Lion Award for the movie 'Sacro GRA' (Holy GRA), during the closing award ceremony of the 70th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, 07 September 2013. EPA/Claudio Onorati

Engaged Scarlett Johansson thrills Venice

Sep 05, 2013 - 8:08 PM

Actress spooks festival with dark film stirs buzz with engagement ring

ALIEN IN HUMAN FORM. Johansson in 'Under the Skin.' Still from the film's Facebook

[Entertainment wRap]: A week of provocative films

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:31 PM

A women s prison dramedy James Franco s film on necrophilia a tragicomedy on the Catholic Church

'PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME.' Franco commends Scott Haze's role preparation. Photo from Scott Haze's Facebook

'Harry Potter' mobbed in Venice

Sep 02, 2013 - 9:37 AM

Daniel Radcliffe presents Beat Generation film in prestigious festival

AMUSED. 'Actually, I think it's funny,' says Radcliffe about fans gone wild

Lohan erotic thriller defended by stars

Aug 31, 2013 - 2:57 PM

People behind The Canyons speak up defend movie s storyline

NOT JUST PORN. Stars say Lohan's latest movie has some substance into it amid the erotic scenes.

Nicholas Cage wins Venice praise with 'Joe'

Aug 31, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Seasoned actor Nicolas Cage captivates audiences in Venice in latest drama film

A WHOLE LOT OF DRAMA. Seasoned actor Nicolas Cage proves he still has 'it'.

Revisiting Brocka's 1971 gay classic

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Tubog sa Ginto has married businessman Eddie Garcia in steamy affair with driver Mario O Hara Sounds familiar?

'DARING ATTEMPT.' Garcia and O'Hara, uh, take a bath. Image from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Above the Clouds: A video diary

Apr 30, 2013 - 10:06 AM

We live in such a beautiful country and to be able to capture this on film has been an honor

A JOURNEY TOGETHER. Ruru Madrid (left) is Andy and Pinoy rock icon Pepe Smith is the grandfather. Photo from the 'Above the Clouds' Facebook page

'Genghis Khan' returns to PH

Sep 30, 2012 - 6:47 PM

Missing for over six decades the first internationally acclaimed Filipino movie returns home

Korean morality tale 'Pieta' wins Venice film festival

Sep 09, 2012 - 8:54 AM

South Korean director Kim Ki duk s Pieta won the top prize at the Venice film festival while Paul Thomas Anderson s Scientology inspired The Master walked off with two major awards

KIM KI-DUK, DIRECTOR of 'Pieta.' Screen grab from YouTube (effettonottesat2000)

Brillante Mendoza wins critics award in Venice

Sep 08, 2012 - 6:42 PM

Filipino director Brillante Mendoza won the La Navicella Venezia Cinema at the Venice film festival for his new movie Thy Womb

French, Korean, US films tipped to win Venice festival

Sep 08, 2012 - 5:14 PM

Olivier Assayas Kim Ki duk and Paul Thomas Anderson are the favorites to win the Golden Lion but Brillante Mendoza could win his second