Alberto Barbera

Italian Cinema Builds on Bumper Budgets to Up Quality, Be Bolder, Battle in International Markets

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is adamant about his decision to place six Italian movies in this year’s 23-title festival lineup. “Nobody accused the French of […]

Damien Chazelle Pays Tribute to William Friedkin in Moving Speech at ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’ Venice Premiere: ‘He Was Fearless’

Damien Chazelle paid tribute to late great director William Friedkin on Sunday in a moving speech at the Venice Film Festival where Friedkin’s last film “The Caine Mutiny […]

Roman Polanski Fails to Stir Up Venice Buzz as ‘The Palace’ Premieres to Meager Applause

Roman Polanski’s black comedy “The Palace” was given a tepid three-minutes of applause when it world premiered in the Palazzo del Cinema’s Sala Grande on Saturday night. Producer […]

Flash Mob Takes Over Venice’s Red Carpet, Shows Solidarity With Iranian People: ‘It’s About Freedom for All’

Venice Film Festival’s red carpet swapped glamour for politics on Saturday, hosting a flash mob in solidarity with the Iranian people, fighting against repression, as well as filmmakers […]

Inside Variety and the Golden Globe Awards’ Venice Party With Chase Stokes, Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Gage, Pablo Larraín and More

The stars were out in Venice for Variety and the Golden Globe Awards’ party on Thursday night, featuring Chase Stokes, Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Gage and Pablo Larraín. Presented […]

Venice Horizons and Toronto Entry ‘An Endless Sunday’ Acquired by France’s UFO Distribution – Watch Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

France’s UFO Distribution has acquired French rights to Venice Horizons entry “An Endless Sunday” by first-time Italian director Alain Parroni from Fandango Sales. The film will segue from […]

Charades Boards Venice Horizons Indian Thriller ‘Stolen,’ First Clip Unveiled (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company Charades has boarded international sales on “Stolen,” the only Indian feature selected at the Venice Film Festival. The film, which will bow within the festival’s […]