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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“A lot,” Barbera said when I asked how much the organization had spent on protocols. Del Mercato said that between security and sanitary measures, the bill was about 600K euros ($700K). Add in changes in the structure, like running 18 screens rather than 10 to make up for capacity restrictions, and the price ratchets up to about 1M euros ($1.2M). However, he noted, “It’s difficult to give a full estimate of the additional costs we are incurring. A really tricky element is that we had to adapt day after day to little requests.” … [Read more...] about What’s The Price Tag On Venice Film Festival’s COVID Sanitary Protocols & Adjustments?
He added, “The Official Selection of Venezia 77, with its 50-55 films from around the world, will provide its traditional overview of the best that the film industry has produced in recent months, thanks to the extraordinary response by directors and producers, despite the arduous working conditions over these past few months. A significant number of directors and actors will accompany the films to the Lido, while internet connections will make it possible to hold press conferences with all those who will be unable to participate in person, due to the travel restrictions that remain in place.” … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival Outlines Structure For 77th Edition: Fewer Titles, Section Shifts
A major cultural event based on the campus of Lincoln Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the festival has had to make significant adjustments this year due to COVID-19. Film at Lincoln Center, the organization that puts on the fest, had hoped to preserve some in-theater aspects of the event. With New York state officials holding firm on their theater restrictions and the New York City exhibition market still locked down, that option expired. … [Read more...] about New York Film Festival Adds Bronx Zoo As Drive-In Screening Site
Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with appreciated documentary Notturno, an immersive portrait of those trying to survive in the war-torn Middle East. Rosi’s film also scored highly with Italian-language critics. Debuting right at the end of the festival was Alex Gibney’s Crazy, Not Insane, an examination of the research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis who investigated the psychology of murderers. There are only a few reviews in so far but the word is strong. … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics