Film Festivals

Andrey Zvyagintsev Wins “Best Picture” At London Film Festival

Andrey Zvyagintsev Wins “Best Picture” At London Film Festival

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless,” a piercing drama about a divorcing couple whose son disappears, won the best picture prize at the London Film Festival on Saturday. The award was Zvyagintsev’s second top trophy from the London festival. He received the best picture award in 2014 for “Leviathan,” a tragic satire of small-town corruption that […]

Lion Roars Again As Venice Film Festival Announces (Full Line Up)

Lion Roars Again As Venice Film Festival Announces (Full Line Up)

The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names center stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. The world’s oldest film festival will open with “Everest”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley and based on the 1996 climbers’ disaster on the world’s […]

Cate Blanchett, “You Don’t Have To Be A Lesbian To Play A Lesbian” “It’s Called Acting”

Cate Blanchett, “You Don’t Have To Be A Lesbian To Play A Lesbian” “It’s Called Acting”

Cate Blanchett denied on Sunday a report she’d had affairs with women as the Cannes Film Festival swooned over her portrayal of a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious New York shopgirl in director Todd Haynes’s “Carol”. The film, which has won rave reviews from critics and audiences, shows Blanchett’s title […]

Amazon Gets A Woody, Allen Thinks It is A Mistake

Amazon Gets A Woody, Allen Thinks It is A Mistake

Woody Allen has admitted he made a “catastrophic mistake” signing up to create a TV series for Amazon’s online video service. The 79-year-old was commissioned to write and direct the six-part untitled show earlier this year. “I’m doing my best with it, but I should never have gotten into it,” he said at the Cannes […]

The Fifth Beijing International Film Festival

The Fifth Beijing International Film Festival

The fifth Beijing International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a new European chief adviser and a crop of heavyweight judges, who organizers hope will boost the event’s profile. At the opening ceremony in the Chinese capital, action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, scheduled to make a speech, walked the red carpet and greeted fans […]

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