Venice Film Festival

  • 'Exorcist' director William Friedkin to get lifetime award in Venice 03-05-2013 11:40 AM

    William Friedkin, the U.S. film director who scared up a fright with 'The Exorcist' and set pulses racing with thriller 'The French Connection' in the 1970s, will get a lifetime achievement award from the Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday. Friedkin, 77, will also present a restored version of...
  • The best dressed stars at film festivals 15-09-2011 04:29 PM

    Here are the top 5 best dressed stars from the Venice film festival and Toronto film festival. ...
  • Russian film 'Faust' takes top prize in Venice 11-09-2011 12:00 PM

    Venice, Italy: Russian film 'Faust', loosely based on Goethe's classic German text, won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival on Saturday. The movie, directed by the revered Alexander Sokurov, divided critics at the annual cinema showcase, but had been among the favourites to scoop the...
  • Venice film festival wins on points 10-09-2011 09:27 PM

    Venice, Italy: The Venice film festival launched a series of strong movies in 2011, including several early Oscar contenders, but critics said the cinema showcase lacked a standout contender for the Golden Lion award. Madonna, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon were among the A-listers to walk the red...
  • Madonna's crown slips with mediocre film reviews 02-09-2011 06:48 PM

    Venice: Madonna may be the 'queen of pop',but her crown as movie director slipped this week after most early reviews of her second feature film 'W.E.' ranged from middling to poor. The picture, which had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Thursday, is loosely based on the...
  • Madonna, Polanski films vie for Venice limelight 01-09-2011 12:14 PM

    Venice, Italy: The Venice film festival promises a pop superstar and a whiff of scandal on Thursday, with Madonna presenting her second feature and Roman Polanski notable by his absence at the world premiere of his new picture. Madonna, 53, is in the canal city for W.E., a film loosely...
  • Israel's Lebanon, best film at Venice 13-09-2009 12:57 PM

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  • e-stop: Fashion week's sarkari venue and Venice film fest 04-09-2007 09:30 PM

    This season fashion week is on a wobbly runway and the latest from Venice. ...
  • Still Life is surprise winner at Venice 10-09-2006 01:36 PM

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