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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014
Days and nights in Venice

Venice film fest takes off with Birdman wowing all

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman got a splendid reception on the opening night of the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance got a standing applause from the huge gathering present.
Days and nights in Venice

Hollywood stars to shine on Venice

Hollywood biggies like Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Aniston will illuminate the 71st Venice International Film Festival that opens on Wednesday on the Adriatic-swept Lido Island. A look at some of the films that will make an appearance in Venice.
Al Pacino

Ageing superheroes, mobsters and philosophical pigeons head for Venice

Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Aniston are set to dazzle this year's Venice film festival, which opens on Wednesday with tales of war and the economic crisis offset by beach parties and gondola jaunts.
Salma, the documentary

Salma: the woman who rebelled through poetry

After watching the documentary, Salma, at least one similarity between its British filmmaker Kim Longinotto and the subject -- a Muslim woman from a small Tamil Nadu town is sure to hit the audience.
Beijing, China

China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Organisers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.
Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi's global project Tigers to premiere at TIFF

Emraan Hashmi's debut international project Tigers, directed by the Oscar-winning  Danis Tanovic, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Al Pacino

Robert Downey Jr., Al Pacino among galaxy of stars set for Toronto Film Festival

Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, the festival will show 285 feature films, 143 of which will be world premieres. The festival unveiled its guest list and full programme on Tuesday.

Roman Polanski

Ghost of 1977 haunts Roman Polanski at Locarno fest

The legendary director who was to attend the ongoing Locarno Film Festival, will not be able to do so as there have been protests in the Swiss city against Polanski because of the 1977 rape charge against him.
The Goddess

China turns to 'prostitute film' to tackle Hollywood onslaught

The 1934 silent movie The Goddess was made during a golden period for the Shanghai film industry, when its studios were the centre of Chinese-language cinematography.
Winter Sleep

Race for Oscars 2015: Winter Sleep to be Turkey's official entry

The master auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep will represent Turkey at the Foreign-Language Academy Awards in 2015. The film clinched the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
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