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  Official Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival VENEZIA 70 The Venezia 70 Jury, chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci and comprised of Andrea Arnold, Renato Berta, Carrie Fisher, Martina Gedeck, Jiang Wen, Pablo Larraín, Virginie Ledoyen, and Ryuichi Sakamotohaving viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:  [ Read More ]

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THE ZERO THEOREM – TERRY GILLIAM An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence—or the lack thereof—once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very  [ Read More ]

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PHILOMENA – STEPHEN FREARS Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for  [ Read More ]

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LA JALOUSIE – PHILIPPE GARREL A 30-year-old man lives with a woman in a small, furnished, rented apartment. It’s a love story. The man has a daughter by a woman he walked out on. He sees the child of course, but the woman lives alone with her and has to work to feed her because  [ Read More ]

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TRACKS – JOHN CURRAN Tracks is based on the inspirational and iconic true story of Robyn Davidson. Robyn’s phenomenal solo trek from Alice Springs to Uluru and on to the Indian Ocean saw her traverse 2700 km of spectacular yet unforgiving Australian desert accompanied only by her loyal dog and four unpredictable camels. Charismatic young  [ Read More ]

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CHILD OF GOD – JAMES FRANCO Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who is described as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival is in step with the times. In a world of internet users, the most prestigious and old film festival in Italy looks into the future, giving the possibility to view some movies online, through the “Sala Web.” The Web Theatre of the Venice  [ Read More ]

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Claudia Cardinale to be guest host for the Venezia Classici section Claudia Cardinale will be the guest host of Venezia Classici, the section devoted to restored films and to documentaries about cinema of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28 August – 7 September 2013), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di  [ Read More ]

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Gravity, the new, much-awaited film directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también, Children of Men), starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is the opening film (Out of Competition) of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (August 28 – September 7, 2013). The Festival is directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di  [ Read More ]

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  the Jury will award the Golden Lion and other official prizes at the 70th Venice Film Festival (28 August > 7 September 2013) Bernardo Bertolucci has been selected to chair the International Jury for the Competition of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28 August – 7 September 2013), which will award the Golden  [ Read More ]

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