Venice International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Venice International Film Festival
SINCE: 1932
WHERE: Venice, Italy
WEBSITE: www.labiennale.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Biennale has an attendance today of over 370,000 visitors at the Art Exhibition.

Award Winners of 2015 Venice International Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’ FROM AFAR Wins Golden Lion for Best Film | TRAILER

Award Winners of 2015 Venice International Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’ FROM AFAR Wins Golden Lion for Best Film | TRAILER

DESDE ALLÁ (FROM AFAR) by Lorenzo Vigas is the winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. In the film, wealthy middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. He also follows an elderly businessman with whom he seems to have had a traumatic relationship. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this […]

Director Jonathan Demme to be Honored at Venice International Film Festival

Director Jonathan Demme to be Honored at Venice International Film Festival

Director Jonathan Demme (Ricki and the Flash, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married) will be honored with the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.  The festival also selected Jonathan Demme to be the President of the Orizzonti Jury. The Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, commented “Jonathan Demme is part of that generation of cinephile auteurs who revolutionized Hollywood in the Seventies. From the cultured reinterpretation of […]

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Mexican Director Arturo Ripstein to Be Honored at 2015 Venice International Film Festival

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein will be honored at the upcoming 72nd Venice International Film Festival as celebration of his fiftieth year as a filmmaker. The ceremony will take place on the night of the presentation of his latest film, La calle de la amargura. The Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera stated: “Arturo Ripstein is the most vital, tenacious and original director of the generation that made its debut in the mid-Sixties, the heir of the golden age of […]