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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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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Olivier Assayas's SOMETHING IN THE AIR

    A revolution might not be a dinner party, but its aftermath presents similar problems: someone has to clean up, someone else arrives tragically late, and someone who wasn’t there at all may still want to hold their own the next day.

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

    A movement from the universal to the particular: that’s what Terrence Malick’s "To the Wonder" feels like, a year after "The Tree of Life."

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER, At Last

    Long awaited at the Lido, after a prolonged game of cat-and-mouse between the Festival and Harvey Weinstein’s marketing machine, "The Master" has finally been shown.

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    Inaugural Online Film Festival "The Shortlist"

    The 12 finalists for the first annual “ShortList” Online Film festival, August 20 - September 4, 2012 include shorts prize winners from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival, and come from the United States, Kenya, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere. The shorts w...

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    4 Women Directors in Competition at 2012 Venice International Film Festival

    Contrary to the folks at Cannes who seem to not be able to find any women directed movies for their competition, Alberto Barbara has gotten 4 films with women directors (or co-directors) in the competition.

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