Venice finalizes jury, readies lineup

Posted by · 12:48 am · July 30th, 2009

The competition lineup for the 66th Venice Film Festival is due later today, but ahead of that major announcement, other bits and bobs┬árelating to to yesterday’s fest have been trickling through recently. Yesterday organisers announced the complete (and pleasantly eccentric) jury lineup. It’s been known for some time that it will be headed by Ang […]

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LONDON: ‘Tulpan,’ ‘La Belle Personne,’ ‘A Simple Heart’

Posted by · 10:47 am · October 18th, 2008

Continuing the discussion of yesterday’s London Film Festival offerings: Spearheaded by such titles as “The Class” and “Gomorrah,” the big story of world cinema this year appears to be the fusion of a documentary aesthetic with fictional storytelling, in many cases employing semi-improvised scripts and non-professional actors to create the spontaneous, slightly unnerving feel of […]

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