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    William Friedkin's Restored 'Sorcerer' Getting A Re-Release, Aiming For The Venice Film Festival

    As William Friedkin spent most of last year on the promo circuit for his deliciously raw "Killer Joe," one frequent question he fielded was about the fate of his 1997 flick "Sorcerer." The film has been in mired in some complex legal stuff, but as Friedkin himself told us last year: " I sued Univers...

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    New Trailer for Redford's 'The Company You Keep' with LaBeouf, Sarandon, Nolte & More

    The trailer has landed for Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep," which was just picked up by Sony Pictures Classics before its Venice and Toronto premieres. The thriller is star-packed with...

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    Venice Film Festival Announces Three Advancing Projects from Biennale College-Cinema Program

    Three projects have advanced to the second round of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College-Cinema program. This second phase consists of a workshop in which the participants will actually make a mini-budget film; each will get 150,000 euro in funding.

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    Venice Film Festival Announces 15 Shortlisted Projects for Biennale College-Cinema

    Fifteen projects representing 12 countries have been selected for the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College-Cinema. Each team is composed of a director and producer, and will take part in a 10-day workshop held in Venice in January 2013.

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    Surprise! 'The Master' Tops Our End-of-Venice Poll

    Paul Thomas Anderson's film proved to the juggernaught of this year's Venice Film Festival, handily taking both top film and performances in our Criticwire wrap-up poll.

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    Venice Winners: Golden Lion to 'Pieta,' Director to Paul Thomas Anderson

    South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" won the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, while the Silver Lion went to American director Paul Thomas Anderson for "The Master"; both his stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix shared the best male...

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    Kim Ki-Duk's 'Pieta' Wins Golden Lion At Venice, 'The Master' Wins Best Actor & Director Awards

    Update: Well, now it's a little clearer what Mann was talking about -- according to The Hollywood Reporter's sources, the jury wanted to give "The Master" the Golden Lion as well, but were told that they couldn't give one film more than two major awards. After some deliberation...

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    Best of the Week: Toronto, Venice & Telluride Fest Coverage, Plus Box Office, Awards & More

    This week on TOH, we're in major festival mode with coverage and reviews out of Toronto, Venice and Telluride, we look at the weekend's theatrical offerings, analyze last weekend's box office and more!

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    Venice Reviews For Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Are a Bloody Mess

    Reviews for the "Blow Out" director's return to the thriller genre have not been thrilling.

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    Venice Wrap: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    The Venice Film Festival is done for another year. Actually, that's far from true: the festival doesn't wrap up til tomorrow, when top gong Golden Lion, and other prizes, will be awarded. And since we departed on Wednesday, a few more high-profile films have been unveiled, including Brillante Mendoz...

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