Teapots and Modern Dance, at Venice
Director Damian Chazelle is hitting the double chord joyously as Emma Stone wins best actress, with modern dance we’re going into a dream in the real world, playing out the rhythms of a speech pattern, nursing fantasies in La La Land until lights out… the music casts a thin veil, a dream space as trumpeter Lee Morgan, plays blue notes on his life in Kasper Collins’s documentary, I Called Him Morgan.
I draw Actress A...
by ALEX DELEON
There were many outstanding films at the 73rd Venice Film Festival this year but the awards on closing night, September 11, were as usual "iffy" to say the least. Venice has become known for good films and bad calls when it comes to dishing out the coveted Golden Lions at the end of the festival week. To start at the bottom the worst call of all was the Best Director Silver Bear award to Amat Escalante, for the Mexican porno-horror miscar...
by ALEX DELEON
Just back from closing night on the Lido. Saturday, September 11 --
In terms of number of outstanding flms seen and personalities such as J.P. Belmondo, Sophie Marceau, and John Landis encountered up close, it was the best film festival I've winged thru in years.
The closing awards watched on big screen in the Press Room was a noteworthy event in itself and I then caught a double header of prize winning flicks after that to close out the festival week.
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VENICE CLASSICS AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA
DCP - HD - 2016 – France – 119 min
"A deeply moving tale"
“Judith Chemla is a revelation in the title role and utterly mesmerizing and credible”
Russian director Andrey Konchalovskiy was awarded the title of best Director (Silver Lion) for the film “Paradise” at the Venice film festival 2016
Trailer Paradise from Antipode Sales on Vimeo.
“Paradise”, drama, 2016, Russia-Germany, B/W, 131 min., Russian-German-French
budget: euro 4 500 000
Julia Vysotskaya (The Lion in Winter, House of Fools, Gloss)
Christian Clauss (Reckless)
Philippe Duquesne (Babysitting) ...
French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film FestivalAlberto Barbera.
Fien Troch won Best Director Award for her film HOME @ Venice Film Festival tonight.
HOME portrays the struggle between two generations. Teenagers who explore a thin line between trust, friendship and loyalty and adults who seem alienated from their past younger selves. The clash can be more brutal than expected.
17-year-old Kevin, sentenced for violent behavior, is just let out of prison. To start anew, he moves in with his aunt and her family and begins an apprentice...
After winning the Premio Nuovo Imaie yesterday, ORECCHIE (Ears) wins two other awards: the Arca CinemaGiovani award (Young Cinema award) and the FEDIC Award with an honorable mention.
Arci CinemaGiovani Award (Young Cinema award) is an award given by a jury of young European aged from 18 to 25 year old to the best Italian film at the Venice Film Festival.
ORECCHIE won a special mention from the FEDIC award for proposing the most significative scene in relation with f...
Juan Sebastián Mesa, the 27 year old director, wins the Circolo del Cinema di Verona Audience Award for LOS NADIE (The Nobodies) at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
Seventeen years after the victory of Mondo Grúa, the film that revealed the talent of Argentinean Pablo Trapero, Latin America triumphs again in the Venice International Film Critics’ Week thanks to the Colombian film Los Nadie, winner of the Circolo del Cinema di Verona Audience Award of this 31st ...
Day 9: Official selection of the 73 International Film Festival of Venice, press activities at the
Venice Movie Stars Lounge
On September 8th the Venice Movie Stars Lounge hosted the silver lion director of the in competition film Rai (Paradise) Andrej Konchalovskij with Philippe Duquesne and Julia Vysotskaya. The three talent, arrived aboard of two Jaguar F – PACE, answered the questions of journalists in the garden of lounge and inside the greenhouse, hobnobbing in ...
UNESCO jury has awarded the XXIIIrd Prix "Enrico Fulchignoni" to Shubhashish Bhutiani for his movie HOTEL SALVATION (Mukti Bhawan).
Jury's motivation : "For the values finely expressed on the importance of family, time passed together in respect and with love, and those valuesof human rights which we all share.
The maturity and depth of emotions and cinematic vocabulary used to display these belie the young age of the director, and ...
Day 8: Official selection of the 73 International Film Festival of Venice, press activities at the Venice Movie Stars Lounge
On September 7th the Venice Movie Stars Lounge hosted the actress Natalie Portman and the director of the in competition film Jackie, Pablo Larrain. The two talent, arrived aboard of two Jaguar F – PACE, answered the questions of the journalists in the garden and inside the lounge, hobnobbing in television and print...
Daniele Parisi the main actor of ORECCHIE was awarded the Premio Nuovo Imaie as best debuting actor. The Premio Nuova Imaie is awarded to two Italian debutant and already talented actors who moved the Lido's audience with their interpretation. It is organized in collaboration with the Union of Cinema Critics.
ORECCHIE, directed by Alessandro Aronadio, is a fresh Italian comedy from this year's Biennale College Cinema section.
Haven't seen it yet? ...
The Venezia 73 Jury, chaired by Sam Mendes and comprised of Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, Joshua Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Vigas and Zhao Wei having viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows:
GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:
ANG BABAENG HUMAYO (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT)
by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to:
Press conference and photocall of the film “The Magnificent Seven” by Antoine Fuqua (Out of Competition)
Q&A session with James Franco hosted by Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan after the official screening of “In Dubious Battle” (Cinema nel Giardino)
by ALEX DELEON
Unquestionably the most expectantly awaited arrival of the 73rd festival week was that of living french screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo, now 83 and not in the best of health. The erstwhile Gallic superstar and French Nouvelle Vague idol was here to receive a richly deserved life-time career Golden Lion and his arrival was reserved for the tail end of the festival allowing for anticipation to build up. In the hot afternoon sun of Thursday, festival day nine, t...
Thursday morning Venice Day 8 -- JACKIE.
at massive Aerdrome hangar-like Sala Biennale.
Incredible Natalie Portman as Newly widowed wife of JFK.
shoo-in for Best Actress Oscar in Feb. 2017
She had the accent (fey debuttantish speech style during White House tour) absolutely down pat to the point where it was eerie -- but also the supreme dignity after the shooting. All nails hit squarely on the head by Chilean director backed up by American Producer Aronofsky. incredible fil...
Press conference and photocall of the film “Paradise” by Andrei Konchalovsky (Venezia 73)
Press conference of the film “Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey” by Terrence Malick (Venezia 73)
Press conference and photocall of the film “Jackie” by Pablo Larraín (Venezia 73)
He loves Italian cinema and worked with th emost beautiful actresses, and remembers them well Claudia Cardinale Sophia Loren...
Year Title Role Director Notes
On Foot, on Horse, and on Wheels (À pied, à cheval et en voiture)
by Alex Deleon, < Filmfestivals.com>
Terrence Malick's first documentary has been described by the director himself as "one of my greatest dreams". It is a collage film (like Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio) that intends to illustrate the birth and death of an undiscovered universe. A film that promises to be highly experimental and perhaps Malick's most ambitious film. The story of the universe itself, with powerful images, from the Big Bang to the Mesozoic era and ...
Press conference and photocall of the film “La región salvaje” (The Untamed) by Amat Escalante (Venezia 73)