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65 articles available in total starting from 30/06/2008. Last article published on 08/09/2008.

Blanc becomes 11th French actress to scoop Volpi Cup

By winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actress on Saturday evening at the 65th Venice Film Festival for her performance in The Other One by Patrick Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic (see news),...  

08/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Awards

Golden Lion goes to US title but Best Actors are European

Golden Lion goes to US title but Best Actors are European

After the flop came the triumph. Two years after his failure, The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky returns to the Venice Film Festival to see his latest work crowned with the highest honour. Indeed, US...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Awards

Rosi goes Below Sea Level

Born in Asmara in Eritrea and both a US and Italian citizen, Gianfranco Rosi is a cosmopolitan filmmaker. A graduate of New York University Film School, he has lived in Istanbul, New York, Rome...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Horizons/USA-Italy

Rezza and Mastrella turn the table on critics

Under the pretence of collecting extra material for their first DVD compilation, of short films made in the 1990s, Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella interviewed some of Italy’s most well-known...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Venice Days/Italy

Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level crowned top doc

Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level crowned top doc

Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level won the Horizons Doc prize for Best Documentary. The Italian director’s film – whose screening received a standing ovation – recounts the life stories of a small...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Horizons/Awards

Armella, Perlmann and Van Ginkel pick up prizes

The president of the Corto Cortissimo section, Amos Poe, awarded the Golden Lion for Best Short to Tierra y Pan (“Land and Bread”) by Mexican director Carlos Armella. A special mention went to...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Corto Cortissimo/Awards

Pranzo di Ferragosto and Teza scoop honours

Pranzo di Ferragosto and Teza scoop honours

The Film Journalists’ Union (SNGC) awarded the Francesco Pasinetti prize for Best Italian Film at the 65th Venice International Film Festival to Gianni di Gregorio’s debut feature Pranzo di...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Parallel awards

Machan wins Europa Cinemas Label

Machan wins Europa Cinemas Label

Uberto Pasolini’s Machan won the Europa Cinemas Label as best film of the Venice Days sidecar (see our article on the film). The Europa Cinema Label jury was this year made up of four European...  

06/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Parallel awards

Corsicato turns pop in Il seme della discordia

Corsicato turns pop in Il seme della discordia

Seven years after the commercial failure of Chimera, Pappi Corsicato returns to the big screen with Il seme della discordia (“The Seed of Discord”), the last Italian title presented in competition...  

05/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Competition/Italy

Death comes to Venice with Pinuccio Lovero

Death comes to Venice with Pinuccio Lovero

At a festival where the average film length is two hours, a 62-minute-long, low budget feature arouses curiosity. Pinuccio Lovero - sogno di una morte di mezz'estate (“Pinuccio Lovero - Dream of a...  

05/09/2008 | Venice 2008 | Critics’ Week

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