Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation Wolfwalkers, prior to its debut on Apple TV+. … [Read more...] about BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition
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The director confirmed to us that his next feature is being lined up as English-language project Fingernails, which he and his writing partner Stavros Raptis are working on alongside UK playwright Sam Steiner. He described the project to us as “similar in style to Apples, though not set in Greece, and more accessible/mainstream. We hope we can make it soon given the strong interest in it.” … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival Hit ‘Apples’ Scores More European Distribution Deals
At the Venice Film Festival’s annual press lunch today, Artistic Director Alberto Barbera offered further insight into down-to-the-wire preparations for what has so far been a very successful mounting of the pandemic era’s first major industry event. He also talked about some of the titles that were still under discussion until near the September 2 launch, as well as talent travel issues. Further, Biennale Director General Andrea Del Mercato revealed the financial cost to the administration as a result of COVID. … [Read more...] about What’s The Price Tag On Venice Film Festival’s COVID Sanitary Protocols & Adjustments?
In a statement today, Barbera said, “I am extremely pleased that the Biennale Cinema can be held with a minimum reduction of films and sections. Without forgetting the countless victims of these past few months to whom due tribute shall be paid, the first international festival following the forced interruption dictated by the pandemic becomes the meaningful celebration of the reopening we all looked forward to, and a message of concrete optimism for the entire world of cinema which has suffered greatly from this crisis.” … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival Outlines Structure For 77th Edition: Fewer Titles, Section Shifts
Prolific Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa was on the Lido with Wife Of A Spy, which garnered solid write ups. The film follows a merchant who leaves his wife behind in order to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism which sets of a dangerous chain reaction. Meanwhile, in terms of buzz, Gia Coppola’s social media satire Mainstream with Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke was probably the hardest movie to get into on the Lido, but reviews were mixed. … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics