Three special screenings complete the line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival

Three Special Screenings are added to and complete the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. Two of them are documentaries that focus on the theme of Architecture: Ricostruire insieme – Biennale Architettura 2021 by Graziano Conversano (Italy, 52’), produced by Rai Cultura, illustrates the themes, the works and the personalities of … Read more

Venice Film Festival to screen Ennio Morricone documentary Ennio

The 2021 Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone with a screening of Ennio, Giuseppe Tornatore’s new documentary on the life and music of the renowned Italian composer. Ennio will get a special, out-of-competition gala screening at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The documentary takes the form of a long interview between Morricone … Read more

Marcus Rowland announced as the recipient of the Campari ‘Passion for Film’ award at Venice

La Biennale di Venezia and Campari has announced that the production designer Marcus Rowland (Last Night in Soho, Rocketman, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11, 2021). The award, instituted three years ago at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks … Read more

Dune to make out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), will have its out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (September 1—11, 2021). Dune, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction bestseller of the same name. The film will be shown on Friday 3 September 2021, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on the … Read more

Roberto Benigni to receive Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (taking place in early September) has been awarded to the director, actor, and screenwriter Roberto Benigni. The decision was made by the board of the Biennale di Venezia, which embraced the proposal of the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera. Roberto Benigni, in accepting, commented, “My heart is full … Read more

Venice International Film Festival announces call for Venice Gap-Financing Market

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice International Film Festival) has announced the call for the Venice Gap-Financing Market, being launched on the website. The call will remain open until 16 May 2021. The eighth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market will be held between 3-5 September 2021, as part of the Venice Production Bridge of the … Read more

Director Bong Joon Ho will be president of the International Jury of the Competition at Venice International Film Festival

Director Bong Joon Ho will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11, 2021), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di … Read more

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird BY: Darek Kuzma Vladimír Smutný’s exquisite B&W photography on director Václav Marhoul’s traumatically beautiful The Painted Bird is a towering achievement and represents the veteran Czech cinematographer’s most personal work to date. The Painted Bird, based on a controversial … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story

Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Shot on Kodak 35mm film, director Noah Baumbach’s tragi-comedy Marriage Story earned multiple nominations during the 2020 awards season. Its sure-footed cinematography was composed by Robbie Ryan BSC ISC. Baumbach’s sensitive and sharp-witted bi-coastal narrative centres on a marriage … Read more

Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC / Corpus Christi

Colours Of Faith Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC / Corpus Christi Colours Of Faith Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC / Corpus Christi BY: Darek Kuzma After forging for himself a reputation of one of the leading Polish cinematographers, Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC is on the fast track to astonish the world. Jan Komasa’s internationally applauded Corpus Christi … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón / Roma

Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … Read more

Dick Pope BSC / Peterloo

Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more