Venice Film Festival

Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Joker" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 11:13 pm
TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, right, and Todd Phillips pose for photographers upon arrival at closing ceremony of the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 07, 2019 - 11:48 am
Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" has won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. Jury president Lucretia Martel on Saturday announced this year's winners of the prestigious award. The Golden Lion previously has spotlighted films that went to be major awards...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
September 04, 2019 - 3:16 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet made a movie star's debut at the 76th Venice International Film Festival this week for his Henry V film "The King," wearing a bold silver suit and silky blouse from French-Colombian designer Haider Ackermann for his walk down the red carpet. The 23-year-old...
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Actress Julie Andrews kisses her Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement awarded at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
September 03, 2019 - 8:21 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Julie Andrews is reflecting on her career at the Venice International Film Festival, where she received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award Monday evening. The 83-year-old said Tuesday that success was like an assault at first. She had the unique experience at the...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 02, 2019 - 6:36 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet is already one of the most acclaimed young actors working today, but he says that the prospect playing young Henry V in "The King" was terrifying. "It was a real challenge for me," Chalamet said Monday at the Venice International Film Festival, where the film...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 01, 2019 - 9:04 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, greets director Todd Phillips at the photo call for the film 'Joker' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 31, 2019 - 6:32 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Joker" is rated R but director Todd Phillips says everyone was very careful with how they used violence in the movie. The film premiered Saturday at the Venice International Film Festival where it is competing for the Golden Lion Award. It examines how aspiring comedian Arthur...
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Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 5:12 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival Saturday. Gibney says...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018, file photo, journalists are silhouetted against the logo presenting the 75th edition of the festival, during its presentation in Rome. It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant, and divisive, than ever. Kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, on the sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar hopefuls launching there, its embrace of controversial filmmakers like Roman Polanski and Nate Parker in the #MeToo era and its lack of female directors. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 30, 2019 - 9:16 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Roman Polanski is not at the Venice International Film Festival, but his new film, "An Officer and a Spy" is. Yet, after much hand-wringing over its inclusion among the films in competition for the Golden Lion award, journalists at a news conference Friday stayed focused on the...
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August 30, 2019 - 5:24 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her...
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