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Venice 2017 / Giornate degli Autori

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Review: Candelaria

Review: Candelaria

VENICE 2017: The winner of the GdA Director’s Award, Colombian director Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza’s film is a treasure trove of emotions and humanity, co-produced with Germany and Norway, among others  

09/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Candelaria comes out on top in the Giornate degli Autori

Candelaria comes out on top in the Giornate degli Autori

VENICE 2017: The jury chaired by director Samira Makhmalbaf has crowned Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza’s film; the Audience Award went to Longing and the Europa Cinemas Label to M  

09/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori/Awards

Life Guidance: A man breaks free from the clutches of idyllic capitalism

Life Guidance: A man breaks free from the clutches of idyllic capitalism

VENICE 2017: Austrian Ruth Mader's film is a sterile and disturbing futuristic thriller in which a private agency is tasked with rewiring those who rebel against the system  

09/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Equilibrium: Beyond fear

Equilibrium: Beyond fear

VENICE 2017: Vincenzo Marra presents his fourth fiction film, which documents the daily struggle of a priest in a difficult region of Italy, the Neapolitan Terra dei fuochi or “Land of Fire”  

07/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

M: An ode to imperfection

M: An ode to imperfection

VENICE 2017: Actress Sara Forestier presents her directorial debut, competing in the Giornate degli Autori section. A tale of visceral love that must overcome some communicative challenges  

06/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Where Shadows Fall: A Swiss genocide

Where Shadows Fall: A Swiss genocide

VENICE 2017: Valentina Pedicini's debut fiction feature, shocking but well grounded, is based on the true story of a eugenics programme conducted on nomadic children in Switzerland  

05/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Looking for Oum Kulthum: Being a female artist in the Middle East

Looking for Oum Kulthum: Being a female artist in the Middle East

VENICE 2017: Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat directs a movie about the legendary Egyptian singer, a biopic that thinks outside the box, interweaving cinema and metacinema  

03/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Rome, the capital of Tainted Souls

Rome, the capital of Tainted Souls

VENICE 2017: Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini have adapted the Walter Siti novel, crafting a patchwork of lives in the working-class suburbs  

02/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Longing: Learning to become a father

Longing: Learning to become a father

VENICE 2017: Israeli director Savi Gabizon returns after a 14-year hiatus with his new film, an acute and fascinating reflection on paternity and how to smile in the face of death  

01/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

Samui Song: Female oppression and the imperfect crime

Samui Song: Female oppression and the imperfect crime

VENICE 2017: Pen-ek Ratanaruang opens the 14th Giornate degli Autori with a Hitchcock-inspired thriller, containing hints of social satire and blurring the lines between reality and fiction  

31/08/2017 | Venice 2017 | Giornate degli Autori

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