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Spies and drop-outs in Venice for the Golden Lion

By Ella Ide / AFP Spies, torture and betrayal have come to Venice with Tomas Alfredson’s cold war thriller, “Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy” — an espionage whodunit, without a James Bond gadget or femme fatale in sight. The Swedish director’s adaptation of John le Carré ‘s bestselling novel peers into the dark heart of “the Circus” …


Arnold premiers ‘Wuthering Heights’ in Venice

British director Andrea Arnold describes her experience creating a new film version of Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s only novel and 250-year-old literary phenomenon, as "a very difficult journey" but one which she couldn’t abandon. The result, in which the character of Heathcliff is portrayed by a black actor for the first time on the big …


Women steal the show at Venice film festival

From the red carpet to the big screen, women are dazzling at this year’s Venice Film Festival with the key roles going to female stars who amaze with glamour and sheer chutzpah. Pop diva Madonna crazed the island when she sauntered down the celebrity runway in a striking Vionnet dress with red butterfly motif and …


McQueen launches sex-addict film ‘Shame’ in Venice

For British director Steve McQueen, there was no better place than Manhattan to film "Shame," his new film that portrays the life of a 30-something sex addict, played by Michael Fassbender in often graphic detail. "Excess and access. New York is the place," McQueen said ahead of his second film’s world premiere in competition at …


Chastain inspired Pacino’s ‘Wilde Salome’

Al Pacino’s movie "Wilde Salome" is a complicated examination of Oscar Wilde’s once-forbidden play about illicit love and revenge. But his inspiration was simple: Jessica Chastain. "There is Jessica Chastain, who I really believe is the reason I made the movie," Pacino said ahead of the film’s long-awaited world premiere in a side event at …


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