HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014

Indian film Court in Venice official lineup

The Venice film festival will screen India's Court by Chaitanya Tamhane in the section titled Horizons. The festival will also screen the works of Lars Von Trier (including his controversial Nymphomaniac Vol II).
Sudarshan Pattnaik

Film on sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik goes to Sundance fest

Dreaming With Sand will compete with other films and if it wins, it will be premiered at the 2015 edition of the festival, starting Jan 22. The theme of this year's fest was to create an inspirational story that would show an individual or a community overcoming poverty or hunger.

Venice Film Festival

Venice Lifetime prizes for American film editor, director

American movie editor Thelma Schoonmaker and American director Frederick Wiseman will receive Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement at the 71st Venice International Film Festival (starting from August 27 to September 6).
Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Fest to screen 21 restored classics

The Venice International Film Festival will screen 21 classics that have been digitally restored. Eighteen of these will be full-length features and three shorts. Cannes also has a similar section which was introduced in 2004.

Bullets over Jerusalem Film Festival

With rocket fire from Gaza relentlessly bombarding every major Israeli city, including Tel Aviv and the holy town of Jerusalem, one of the biggest casualties of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the ongoing Jerusalem Film Festival.
Alejandro Inarritu

Venice Film Fest to open with Inarritu’s Birdman

Birdman is a black comedy that weaves the tale of an actor (essayed by Keaton) – renowned for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to the opening night, he tries to get over his ego and get his family and career back on track.
Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Fest poster honours Truffaut’s The 400 Blows

This year, the Venice International Film Festival will honour the French master, Francois Truffaut, through its official poster. The final frame of the director’s legendary The 400 Blows has been the inspiration for the poster.
Venice Film Festival

Roman Polanski to shoot in Poland if given legal assurance

The ghost of 1977 continues to haunt the celebrated Polish auteur, Roman Polanski.  He is wanted for a 1977 sex crime he committed in the USA, a country he ran away from and has never gone back to. He is now planning to shoot a film in the country.
Venice Film Festival

In a first, composer to lead Venice Fest competition jury

The Venice International Film Festival has picked the internationally renowned French composer, Alexandre Desplat, to chair its top competition jury.
The Golden Era

Chinese biopic to close Venice Film Festival

The 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival will close with a biopic, The Golden Era, by China’s Ann Hu -- who will also chair the Orizzonti Jury, the section most important after Competition.  

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