Venice Film Festival

Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Marriage Story' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2019 - 1:16 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — When Noah Baumbach asked Scarlett Johansson to meet with him about a new film he was going to write about a divorce, he didn't know she was going through one in real life. "It felt fated in a way," Johansson said. "It came somehow at just the right time." Johansson stars...
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Actor Brad Pitt poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Ad Astra' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2019 - 7:07 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt says that in his new film "Ad Astra," he and director James Gray are digging into the idea of masculinity. "Ad Astra" follows Pitt's detached astronaut character Roy McBride on a journey to the outer reaches of space to find his estranged father. The film premiered...
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Actress Juliette Binoche, from right, director Kore-eda Hirokazu, and actress Catherine Deneuve pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Truth' and the opening gala at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 3:47 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — French actress Catherine Deneuve says the language barrier working with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda caused some frustration but that she was happy in the end. The 75-year-old stars in his latest film, "The Truth," which opened the 76th Venice International Film Festival...
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Jury members Shinya Tsukamoto, from left, Piers Handling, Stacy Martin, Mary Harron, Jury President Lucrecia Martel, Paolo Virzì and Rodrigo Prieto pose for photographers at the photo call for the jury at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:18 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity. At the opening press conference,...
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Jury members Shinya Tsukamoto, from left, Piers Handling, Stacy Martin, Mary Harron, Jury President Lucrecia Martel, Paolo Virzì and Rodrigo Prieto pose for photographers at the photo call for the jury at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:15 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Leaders of the 76th Venice International Film Festival have kicked off the festival by debating the inclusion of a film by Roman Polanski and the limited numbers of female directors in competition. Speaking Wednesday at the opening day press conference, jury president Lucrecia...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker's attempted comeback will begin at the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his first film since a rape allegation from Parker's past derailed the release of his Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation." The Italian festival announced Wednesday that Parker's "...
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July 18, 2019 - 8:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday. This is the first time in years that...
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A woman walks past the wreck of the 'Barca Nostra' fishing boat, which sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 with 700 migrants on board, is displayed at the 58th Biennale of Arts exhibition in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The wreck is part of an artistic installation of Art, a project of artist Christoph Büchel. Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media, such as fake news, migration, poverty, global warming and armed conflict, are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, which Saturday, May 11, and runs through Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 10, 2019 - 3:40 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict. Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 29, 2019 - 4:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave and feminist activist who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news. Varda's...
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Actor Willem Dafoe holds the Coppa Volpi Best Actor award for 'At Eternity's Gate' at the awards photo call of the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 08, 2018 - 12:11 pm
ROME (AP) — "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the...
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