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Venice 2011

Alexandr Sokurov’s Faust wins Golden Lion

Alexandr Sokurov’s Faust wins Golden Lion

Surprise at the close of the 68th Mostra with a Golden Lion for Faust and a Silver Lion for China's Shangjun Cal and his film People Mountain, People Sea  

10/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Awards

Ki, Last Winter show courage of single mum and young farmer

A small son, never-sufficient money, a shiftless ex-boyfriend, and social services hard on her heels: the life of Kinga, a single mother in Warsaw, is simply chaotic. Her story is told in Polish...  

10/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Venice Days

Cybernetic drama EVA sets out to conquer international markets

Cybernetic drama EVA sets out to conquer international markets

Spanish director Kike Maíllo’s debut film, Eva, has been presented in world preview out of competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival before it opens the Sitges Film Festival on...  

08/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Out of Competition

L'ultimo terrestre, an alien film on the Italian scene

L'ultimo terrestre, an alien film on the Italian scene

Directing debut for Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, better known by comic book and graphic novel lovers as ‘Gipi’. Pacinotti has brought L'ultimo terrestre to the Venice Film Festival, a small film which...  

08/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Competition

Policewoman seeks revenge in Another Silence

Policewoman seeks revenge in Another Silence

Another Silence revolves around a powerful female character, and is the new film from Argentine director Santiago Amigorena (Quelques jours en septembre) presented on the eighth day of the Venice...  

08/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Venice Days

Quando la notte: Family drama in the Alps

Quando la notte: Family drama in the Alps

There was a cold reaction from industry insiders, sometimes accompanied by laughter, to the more dramatic scenes in the second Italian film in Competition at the Venice Film Festival, Quando la...  

07/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Competition

The Cardboard Village: a strong message in flimsy form

The Cardboard Village: a strong message in flimsy form

Illegal immigration, religion, a duty for Christian solidarity and mercy as defences against state interference: these are the themes that veteran Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi has decided to...  

07/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Out of Competition

Guilty and Testimony: direct accounts of paedophile mistrial and the Second Intifada

Guilty and Testimony: direct accounts of paedophile mistrial and the Second Intifada

"In the last few years, he’s spoken about it a lot. But he has given himself a deadline: 14 November 2011, the tenth anniversary of his arrest. After then, he won’t say another word about the...  

07/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Venice Days

Arnold presents highly personal version of Brontë classic Wuthering Heights

Arnold presents highly personal version of Brontë classic Wuthering Heights

British director Andrea Arnold first gained international recognition back in 2004 when she won the Best Live-Action Short Film Oscar for Wasp. Two years later, her debut feature, Red Road, won...  

06/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Competition

Thwarted love and poetry in Io sono Li and Habibi

Thwarted love and poetry in Io sono Li and Habibi

It received the longest and loudest applause attributed so far to a film in this eighth edition of the Venice Days of the Venice Film Festival. Io sono Li, first fiction film by documentary-maker...  

06/09/2011 | Venice 2011 | Venice Days