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    Venice Review: Abel Ferrara’s ‘Pasolini’ Starring Willem Dafoe

    Half a richly textured, engrossing biopic theorizing about the last few days of a notorious Italian provocateur’s life, half an unutterably tedious reenactment of the writings he was working on at the time of his death, Abel Ferrera’s “Pasolini” is a frustrating film, despite vast stretches of compe...

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    Watch: First Clip For Abel Ferrara's ‘Pasolini’ Starring Willem Dafoe, Plus New Photos, Director's Statement & More

    The last few years have not been kind to Abel Ferrara’s career if you've taken a close look, but the filmmaker has soldiered on regardless. Starting around 2007, films like "Go Go Tales" "Mulberry St," "Napoli, Napoli, Napoli" and "Chelsea on the Rocks" either failed to receive North American distri...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' Starring Willem Dafoe

    Abel Ferrara has always been known for creating characters and stories that delve into extreme human behaviour, but his last couple of films have concerned events that he did not have to dream up. This summer, the filmmaker unveiled "Welcome To New York," the fictionalized tale of former IMF chief ...

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    NYFF 2014 Main Slate Includes Films From Olivier Assayas, David Cronenberg, Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh & Much More

    Boasting world premieres of two of the highest profile movies coming this fall —David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"— along with landing Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" for the closing night slot, the New York Film Festival ha...

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    Venice 2014 Line-Up: New Films By David Gordon Green, Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Niccol & Peter Bogdanovich

    It feels like film festival announcements get earlier and earlier every year. There's still a week of July left, and we've already had major announcements from TIFF, NYFF and even London and Tokyo (which don't happen until November, and will be opening with "The Imitation Game" and "Big Hero 6" resp...

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    TIFF First Look: Willem Dafoe Is 'Pasolini,' Brit Marling In 'The Keeping Room' & Ethan Hawke In 'The Good Kill'

    Willem Dafoe as Pier Paolo Pasolini? In a film directed by Abel Ferrara? Do we need to say more? Nope. Here's the synopsis for this one making its North American premiere in Toronto: Rome: on the night of November 2, 1975, the great Italian poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini is murdered. Pasolin...

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    Willem Dafoe To Play Pier Paolo Pasolini In Biopic Directed By Abel Ferrara

    Announced way back at the beginning of the year, this is a bit of news we missed, forgot about and are now reminded that not only is it actually a thing, but that it's very much moving forward. Provocateur Abel Ferrara, who is currently finishing up "Welcome To New York," a movie based on the Domini...

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