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    The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Venice Film Festival

    The accepted wisdom among Venice Film Festival attendees was that this year’s lineup was not one for the ages. But while we did feel the absence of just one more big, high-profile premiere (the inclusion of either “Inherent Vice” or “Gone Girl,” as were discussed at one point, would probably have c...

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    Venice '71 Awards: Roy Andersson's 'Pigeon' Wins The Golden Lion Best Film, Adam Driver Takes Best Actor Prize

    Well, that’s basically a wrap on the Venice Film Festival and the Venezia 71 jury—chaired by Alexandre Desplat and comprised of Joan Chen, Philip Gröning, Jessica Hausner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandy Powell, Tim Roth, Elia Suleiman and Carlo Verdone—has decided the awards. The big winner? Roy Andersson’s ...

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    Venice Review: Roy Andersson's 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence'

    Unlike stupid real Christmas, cinephile Christmas only comes every eight years or so. That’s how long it's taken Swedish legend Roy Andersson to mount each of the films in his “trilogy about being a human being.” This morning in Venice, however, when we checked under the tree, there it was: the fina...

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    Watch: Trailer For Roy Andersson's Trilogy Finale 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence'

    While the word "trilogy" usually conjures thoughts of blockbusters, it's a term that's not unfamiliar to the arthouse world. Richard Linklater closed off his 'Before' series last year and now a beloved international filmmaker is getting ready to finish on his own series. Roy Andersson will be premie...

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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Venice Film Festival

    Last week we ran down our 20 Most Anticipated Films of the fall season, excluding those that only have festival berths planned and no wider releases as yet. But this week, the Venice Film Festival kicks off, initiating the first phase of the fall festival season, which runs into the tiny but mighty ...

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    TIFF Adds Films From Kevin Smith, Michael Winterbottom, Roy Andersson, Sion Sono & More To 2014 Lineup

    With a first wave of titles announced last week, the Toronto International Film Festival continues to add to its 2014 slate, unveiling the lineups for various special programs today.

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    Venice First Look: Roy Andersson's 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence' Plus Synopsis & More

    Roy Andersson takes his time. In 2000, he made international waves with "Songs From The Second Floor," but it took seven more years for his next effort, "You, The Living," to arrive. And now, another seven years has passed and he's finally back and headed to Venice with "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Ref...

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