Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival Chief Alberto Barbera Celebrated With Gotham Awards Impact Salute

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera was celebrated last night in New York with the Gotham Awards Impact Salute in recognition for the unwavering support provided by…

Erik Matti, Celebrated Filipino Director, Sets Prequel to Political Crime Thriller Trilogy ‘On The Job’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Erik Matti, one of the Philippines’ most celebrated filmmakers, is set to direct a prequel to “On The Job: The Missing 8,” his critically acclaimed political crime thriller franchise.…

Why Awards Voters Shouldn’t Dismiss ‘Bones and All,’ ‘Devotion’ and ‘Strange World’ Despite Slow Box Office Starts

The box office woes are far from the whole story about the three awards-worthy films that opened or expanded over Thanksgiving weekend – MGM/UAR’s “Bones and All,” Sony…

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2022

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle…

Niv Arts and Little Lamb Join Forces for Production Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Niv Art Movies and Little Lamb Films are joining forces to produce a slate of Malayalam and Bengali films. The first collaboration and co-production “Whispers of Fire &…

Venice Premiering ‘Queens’ Director Develops Cairo-Set Spy Film on Mysterious Death of Diva Asmahan (EXCLUSIVE)

Moroccan-born French director Yasmine Benkiran, whose feature debut “Queens” opened at Venice and is playing at the Marrakech Film Festival, is now developing two ambitious features. “Queens,” which…

Italian-Turkish Director Ferzan Ozpetek Shooting Gay Romancer ‘Nuovo Olimpo,’ His First Netflix Film

Prolific Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek has started shooting “Nuovo Olimpo,” a Rome-set gay romancer that marks his first collaboration with Netflix. Ozpetek’s first Netflix Italian original film is…

Italian Premiere of Timothée Chalamet’s new movie overrun with fans

The film was set to open at the Space Cinema Odeon in Milan until local police grew concerned that the swelling fans posed a significant safety risk and shut it down.

‘Bones and All’ Milan Red Carpet Shuts Down After Large Crowd of Timothée Chalamet Fans Prompts Safety Concerns

The Milan premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal romance “Bones and All” suspended its red carpet activities on Saturday evening to account for a massive crowd of Timothée Chalamet…

Imanol Rayo’s ‘Dog Days’ Takes Top Honors at Thessaloniki’s Co-Production Forum

Imanol Rayo’s “Dog Days,” a coming-of-age story set one sizzling summer in the Spanish countryside, won the top prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival’s Crossroads Co-Production Forum, which…

‘The Maiden’ Review: A Mysterious and Melancholic Study of Teenagers in the Wake of Tragedy

Something or someone is definitely haunting the grassy Calgary ravine where much of Graham Foy’s ambitiously amorphous debut takes place. But whether it’s the roaming spirits of local…