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    Unifrance Has A New Director

    We in U.S. All know Unifrancc because French films are the most popular non-English language in the U.S. In the bad old days, everyone had to ask N.Y. Unifrance's Catherine Verret for a pass (free) for the festival but only those who had actually acquired a French film that year were granted a pass...

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    William Friedkin To Receive Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement

    William Friedkin will be honored at this years Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. This is the 70th year for the festival which will take place from August 28th - September 7th.

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    Watch: Brooding New Trailer for Golden Lion Winner, South Korean Oscar Entry 'Pieta'

    After taking the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for best film in September and getting picked up by Drafthouse Films one month later, Kim Ki-Duk's "Pieta," has received its first trailer from the distributor ahead of its upcoming May release.

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    Richard Lormand, Publicist's Best Films

    Richard Lormand's films are always a key to the best films at the festivals of Berlin, Venice and Cannes. If he reps them, you want to see them.

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    Fill the Void Written and Directed by Rama Burshtein Gets Picked Up by Sony Pictures Classics

    The team at Sony PIctures Classics has been very busy since Toronto and they added another women directed film Fill the Void written and directed by Rama Burshtein to their list of acquisitions. The film will be Israel's submission to the Academy Award for best foreign film having won seven awa...

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Brian De Palma's PASSION

    If it weren’t for 2007’s "Redacted," "Passion" would be a neat, coherent follow-up to both "Femme Fatale" and "The Black Dahlia" in Brian De Palma’s filmography, in addition to being a rehashing of many of the director’s themes and trademarks.

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    The Venice International Film Festival reviews are in. Viva Italia!

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Writer Tommaso Tocci is covering the Venice International Film Festival for Press Play this year and so we have created this landing page which collects all of those links together. Here they are.

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

    The title of Robert Redford’s "The Company You Keep," adapted from Neil Gordon‘s 2003 novel of the same name, echoes the title and sentiment of Sarah Polley’s excellent documentary "Stories We Tell," also shown here in Venice a few days ago.

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS

    I haven’t seen a longer queue for a Venice press screening this year than the one for Harmony Korine’s "Spring Breakers," which premieres today in Competition.

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    Women Directors Abound at the Venice Film Festival

    The news on the prevalence of women directors coming out out of the Venice Film Festival is in stark contrast to the different conversation that came out of Cannes just several months ago. Festival director Alberto Barbera claims that they just programed the movies and then afterwards realized that...

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