Venice Film Festival

Are Film Festivals Dying?

Derek Malcolm | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Derek Malcolm

More and more the question being asked is "is to all worth it?" The cynics suggest that a big, starry American film will make its way at the box-office whether or not it wins a Festival prize. And an art movie from a small country will be bought and shown all over the world if it is good enough.

Guess Who Has A Spy Satellite Over Sudan?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

George Clooney may star as an adrift astronaut in his latest film, but the Hollywood heart-throb is far more busy having a real life space odyssey via...

Brosnan Goes Bilingual in Latest Film

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Scott De Buitléir

Pierce Brosnan has turned his hand at learning a few words of Danish for his latest film, Love Is All You Need, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week.

Connecting With Disconnect

Rollo Ross | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

I really want to because I have fallen in love with a movie here at the Venice film festival but it is quite difficult to focus. Oh. Hang on. I'm just going to retweet something that says the only thing wrong with this movie is it's not in the festival's competition.

Going for a Chinese in Venice

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

Every year in Venice, the Chinese invade the film festival with their massive army of delegates to launch a movie they hope might permeate through to make it big in the West. It's always a massive gamble, and often they don't succeed. But this year, with Tai Chi 0 I think they're finally onto a winner

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Opens Venice (and People's Minds?)

Rollo Ross | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

The story not just touches on but firmly addresses concepts of journalistic and business ethics, international politics and intervention, racism, education, common human morals, and, as the title suggests fundamentalism.

What Actors, Like Rachel Weisz, Have Ended Up On Cutting Room Floor?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rachel Weisz was yesterday reported to have been cut from director Terrence Malick's new film. The reclusive director is notorious for secretly co...

PHOTOS: Kate Hudson Kicks Off Venice Film Festival In Stunning Nude Dress

WENN | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off in Italy on Wednesday with the premiere of Kate Hudson's Mira Nair film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The...

WATCH: Madonna's Worst Ever Attempt At Acting

Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Madonna has set herself up in a spoof apology video posted on YouTube. The 53-year-old singer was caught on camera during a pr...

Michael Fassbender Wins Best Actor Award

Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Michael Fassbender has won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in the British film Shame. The German...

PHOTOS 'Wuthering Heights' Premieres At Venice

Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A film adaptation of Wuthering Heights starring a black actor as Heathcliff has been unveiled at the Venice Film Festival. The...

Who's That Girl? Two Glam Looks From Kaya Scodelario In Venice | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Style

Chances are, you might recognise actress Kaya Scodelario from her role as teenage tearaway Effy in Skins - but if it's not a name you're familiar with...

The British are Coming: The UK Takes Over the Venice Film Festival

Emma Jones | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

Our summer riots may be a source of national shame. Likewise, our summer weather. But at least British films are cause for riotous celebrations and thunderous applause at the Venice Film Festival.

Why Gwyneth Paltrow No Longer Stars In Films

Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION-- Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she doesn't take starring roles in films since becoming a mother as it would take her away from her c...

Colin Firth Makes His Red Carpet Return At Venice Film Festival | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Style

Colin Firth was welcomed back to the red carpet last night, as he and his wife Livia attended the premiere of his latest film, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier...

VIDEO: Colin Firth Happy To Take A Step Back

Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Oscar winner Colin Firth says he was all too happy to step aside and take a supporting actor role for his "meaty" new part in Tin...

Steve McQueen Brings Sex-Addict Film To Venice

Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- For Steve McQueen, there was no better place than Manhattan to film Shame, his new film that portrays the life of a 30-something ...

VIDEO: Al Pacino: 'She's The Reason I Made The Movie'

Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Al Pacino has revealed the inspiration for his movie Wilde Salome was leading lady Jessica Chastain. Talking about why he tack...

Sunday Roundup

Carla Buzasi | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The Times on Saturday described Keira Knightley as 'the cinema equivalent of Marmite'. Whether you admire or admonish her acting skills, editors seemed united about one thing this week: the British starlet makes for a rather more glamorous front-page photo than the riot splashes and Libya pictures of August. Seemingly starved of upbeat, positive things to write about, the British press looked to Venice this week and its A-list-littered film festival. Not, of course, that every article filed from the red carpets was positive.

PHOTOS: Madonna's 'W.E' Bombs In Venice

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Madonna’s film career has been chequered to say the least so it’s no surprise that her latest offering premiered at Venice Film Festival yesterday...

Keira Knightley Joins The Venice Set

MyDaily | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Style

Keira Knighley has become the latest A-lister to join the glitz-fest that is this year's Venice Film Festival. The actress arrived in style this after...

Bar Refaeli Wears Lace Jumpsuit To Carnage Premiere At Venice Film Festival | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Style

Bar Refaeli ensured she got her fair share of the spotlight at the premiere of Carnage at Venice Film Festival by arriving in a figure hugging lace ju...

Madonna Premieres W.E. In Butterfly Gown At The Venice Film Festival | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Style

Madonna ensured all eyes were on her at the premiere of W.E. at Venice Film Festival by wearing a blue and red butterfly dress and matching red sunnie...

Kate Winslet Wears Victoria Beckham To Venice Film Festival | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Style

After seeing Kate Winslet wow in her daytime LBD at Venice Film Festival yesterday, we were hopeful for more knock-out red carpet attire from the movi...

Her Madgesty: First Review of Madonna's Wallis Simpson Movie W.E at the Venice Film Festival

Emma Jones | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

Madonna and Wallis Simpson have much in common. Twice divorced, scandalous Americans exiled to London, who both seem to abide by Wallis's famous advice, "you can never be too rich or too thin."