VENICE: ‘Potiche,’ ‘A Letter to Elia,’ ‘Robinson in Ruins’

Posted by · 10:59 am · September 5th, 2010

Hey, did you miss me yesterday? Don’t answer that. Sorry for the radio silence, but Saturday proved to be both my busiest and most rewarding day at Venice, serving up five films — none of them stinkers, and one of them perhaps my favourite of the fest so far. After capping the day’s viewing with […]

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11 days in Venice

Posted by · 8:59 pm · August 30th, 2010

In a few hours’ time, a shiny and sensibly priced orange plane will whisk me off to the city of water, romance and the most expensive fleapit hotels this side of, well, anywhere for my second consecutive dive into the Venice Film Festival. Truth be told, I’m not quite ready for it… a surfeit of […]

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Gérard vs. Juliette

Posted by · 7:50 am · August 26th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Emma Thompson ruffled a few feathers when she dismissed the talents of one Audrey Hepburn, so it’s apparently open season on knocking gamine screen beauties off their perch. Today serves up another actor-on-actor fight, this time between two living legends of French cinema. It may be a fairer fight — […]

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Coppola, Schnabel, Reichardt in Venice competition lineup

Posted by · 3:50 am · July 29th, 2010

UPDATE: The festival website has a list of out-of-competition selections, which include two directorial efforts from the Brothers Affleck: Ben’s “The Town” and Casey’s Joaquin Phoenix doc “I’m Still Here.” EARLIER: Before you ask: no, “The Tree of Life” is nowhere to be seen. Not that that’s a surprise by this point. There is a […]

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Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ to open Venice

Posted by · 4:27 am · July 22nd, 2010

[FURTHER UPDATE: Focus has confirmed that “The American” will not, in fact, be appearing at Venice.] [UPDATE: “Black Swan” has indeed been confirmed as the Venice opener, and will play in Competition. More soon.] I’ve been saying for some time that this year’s Venice Film Festival looks to be a very good vintage, capitalizing on […]

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