Mon, September 14, 2009

66th Venice International Film Festival

"Lebanon" by Israeli Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion in Venice

The film "Lebanon" wins the award of "Golden Lion for Best Film" during the 66th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, on Sept. 12, 2009. Full story

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Venice film festival line-up in 2009

Following are the films in the main competition, with the title, director, main production country and some of the top stars listed.

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"Lebanon" by Israeli Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion in Venice

2009-09-13 02:34:40 GMT Xinhua English The film "Lebanon" wins the award of "Golden Lion for Best Film" during the 66th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, on Sept. 12, 2009.

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Pixar wins lifetime award at Venice Film Festival

2009-09-07 03:29:44 GMT SINA.com VENICE, Italy – The Venice Film Festival's red carpet was festooned with balloons on Sunday to mark the lifetime achievement award for director and producer John Lasseter and his crew of Pixar directors.

Camera turns on 'Videocrat' Berlusconi at Venice

2009-09-04 03:39:14 GMT SINA.com VENICE, Italy - - "Videocracy," a searing documentary on Silvio Berlusconi's frothy television empire, premiered in Venice on Thursday, accusing the prime minister of creating a laughing stock.

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Manuela Velasco attends the 'REC 2' photocall

2009-09-03 06:04:06 GMT SINA.com Spanish actress Manuela Velasco attends the 'REC 2' photocall at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival September 2, 2009. 'REC 2' is screening out of competition at the festival.

Director Ang Lee on red carpet

2009-09-03 05:39:15 GMT SINA.com Taiwanese director Ang Lee, jury chairman for this year's Venice Film Festival, arrives for the screening of the film "Baaria" in Venice September 2, 2009. The screening opens the 66th Venice Film Festival.

Eva Mendes arrives for screening of 'Baaria'

2009-09-03 05:35:31 GMT SINA.com U.S. actress Eva Mendes arrives for the screening of the film "Baaria"at the Palazzo del Cinema building during the 66th Venice Film Festival September 2, 2009. The screening of 'Baaria', by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, opens the 66th international film festival.

Margareth Made arrives at the Venice Film Festival

2009-09-03 05:33:07 GMT SINA.com The Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday with Italian movie director Giuseppe Tornatore's movie "Baaria", an epic Sicilian drama taking in Fascism, World War Two and Communism and billed as one of the country's biggest movies.

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Chinese actress Mei Ting at Venice Film Festival

2009-09-11 09:19:29 GMT SINA.com Chinese actress Mei Ting attends the premiere of Liu Jie's film "Touxi" at the ongoing 66th Venice Film Festival on September 9th.

Cast members of "The Il Grande Sogno" at Venice Film Festival

2009-09-10 01:15:03 GMT Xinhua English Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio and actress Jasmine Trinca pose during the photo-call for the film The Il Grande Sogno during the 66th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, Italy, on September 9, 2009

Cast members of Chinese film "Touxi" at Venice Film Festival

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"Capitalism is evil," says new Michael Moore film

2009-09-07 02:57:05 GMT SINA.com VENICE – Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story," which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday.

Tornatore in nostalgic mood with lengthy homage

2009-09-04 03:37:23 GMT SINA.com VENICE – Giuseppe Tornatore has always been a sentimental director with a love for over-the-top emotions.

Movie remake for McCarthy's bleak novel "The Road"

2009-09-04 03:36:02 GMT SINA.com VENICE - Author Cormac McCarthy's haunting vision of a desolate, post-apocalyptic world in "The Road" has made it to the big screen in an equally bleak film, starring Viggo Mortensen as a father struggling to keep his son alive.

Tornatore's 'Baaria' premieres at Venice film fest

2009-09-03 05:59:52 GMT SINA.com VENICE, Italy – Giuseppe Tornatore's heartfelt tribute to his Sicilian hometown, "Baaria," could be about anyone's hometown, as long as it's the center of their universe, the director says.