Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

International/North American PremieresTo The Wonder (Terrence Malick)Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair)The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Billy Bob Thornton)A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel)Dangerous Liasons (Hur Ji-Ho)Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi)Caught In The Web (Chen Kaige)Dormant Beauty (Marco Belloccchio)Everybody Has A Plan (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo MortensenKon-Tiki (Espen SandbergReality (Matteo Garrone)A Few Hours […]

BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings

Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”

Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

“We began this year planning for a 45th festival much like our previous editions but along the way we had to rethink just about everything,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of the festival. “This year’s lineup reflects that tumult. The names you already know are doing brand new things this year, and there’s […]

Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph

Bizarrely, the festival’s absolute hot ticket was a half-hour short – Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice, a free adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s play. A solo Tilda Swinton, as a woman on the phone to her neglectful lover, paces a typically lavish Almodóvar set, but this time it’s part of a deserted sound stage – a […]

Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

That the 10-day Venice festival took place at all was something of a miracle, given that northern Italy in late February became ground zero for Europe’s coronavirus outbreak. The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled and other big international festivals in Toronto and New York opted to go mostly online.

Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics

Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with appreciated documentary Notturno, an immersive portrait of those trying to survive in the war-torn Middle East. Rosi’s film also scored highly with Italian-language critics. Debuting right at the end of the festival was Alex Gibney’s Crazy, Not Insane, an examination of the research by forensic […]

What’s The Price Tag On Venice Film Festival’s COVID Sanitary Protocols & Adjustments?

Related Story SAG-AFTRA Health Plan To Offer 80% Reduction In COBRA Premiums In fact, the regional committee for health and security only confirmed the festival’s protocols on August 25, a mere nine days before kick-off. Also, because the situation was changing from the national and regional points of view, it looked like quarantining might be […]

Venice Film Festival Outlines Structure For 77th Edition: Fewer Titles, Section Shifts

Among the shifts in other sections, the Venice Virtual Reality competition will be shown entirely online thanks to a dedicated platform accessible to all accredited visitors, in collaboration with VRChat and HTC Viveport. Venice Classics will be hosted as part of the program of the festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, a showcase for restored films promoted […]

New York Film Festival Adds Bronx Zoo As Drive-In Screening Site

Three films have been confirmed to screen at the location, which has been built in the zoo’s south parking lot. Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, which is the opening selection at the festival next Thursday at a drive-in in Queens, will be shown in the Bronx on September 23. The other two titles are Art Movie […]

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation […]