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

The Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg is hoping to return to the race with the fact-based drama Good Joe Bell from Reinaldo Marcus Green, the acclaimed director of Monsters and Men, and the Oscar-winning screenwriters of Brokeback Mountain. The film tells the true story of a father whose son kills himself after homophobic bullying and his […]

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

This beautifully executed work could well be the Golden Lion contender that wins over the jury, led by Cate Blanchett and including actor Matt Dillon and directors Joanna Hogg and Christian Petzold. Another likely candidate is The Disciple, an austere drama from Chaitanya Tamhane. It’s a raga saga – the story of a young Indian […]

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

But after Italy tamed its infections with a strict 10-week lockdown, Venice decided to go ahead, albeit under safety protocols that would have previously been unthinkable for a festival that has prided itself on spectacular visuals and glamorous clientele. Face masks were required indoors and out. Reservations for all were required in advance, with theatre […]

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

Prolific Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa was on the Lido with Wife Of A Spy, which garnered solid write ups. The film follows a merchant who leaves his wife behind in order to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism which sets of a dangerous chain reaction. Meanwhile, in terms of buzz, Gia Coppola’s […]

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

Today, he noted that Warner Bros’ Tenet had also been a possibility, but the studio and Christopher Nolan “changed their minds many, many times.” The film had jockeyed release dates during the summer and ultimately began international rollout on August 26, a week before Venice started. “The discussion went on until very recently,” Barbera said. […]

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

He added, “The Official Selection of Venezia 77, with its 50-55 films from around the world, will provide its traditional overview of the best that the film industry has produced in recent months, thanks to the extraordinary response by directors and producers, despite the arduous working conditions over these past few months. A significant number […]

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

A selection of screenings will take place at cinemas and others will take place in a virtual form for audiences across the UK. The films come from 40 countries. All screenings are geo-blocked to the UK, though festival talks will be available to experience for free around the world.