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Reuters: Dark American tales light up Venice film festival

Reuters: Dark American tales light up Venice film festival

Dark tales of real-life crime dominate Hollywood’s star-studded assault on the Venice Film Festival this year, with U.S. directors drawing inspiration from murder mysteries of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The 11 day competition, held along the exclusive Lido beachfront across the water from Venice, kicks off on Wednesday with widely anticipated “The Black Dahlia,” about two policemen assigned to investigate the brutal murder of an unknown actress. Mike Collett-White reports.

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