Latest Venice Film Festival News

'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the indelibly popular romcom “Notting Hill,” has died, his family said Thursday. He was 65. Michell’s family said in a statement that he died on Wednesday. They...

AP PHOTOS: Elegance and whimsy mix at Venice Film Festival

Sep. 13, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — All across the Lido, you could see it on the stars' faces: sheer joy. Whether it was Timothée Chalamet's beaming face greeting fans, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain's playfulness for the cameras, Josh Brolin's ear-to-ear grin in the front row of a...

French abortion drama 'Happening' tops Venice Film Festival

Sep. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

Audrey Diwan’s 1960s abortion drama “L’Evenement” (“Happening”) won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino’s semi-autobiographical “The Hand of God.” Diwan's film about a French...

Audrey Diwan’s ‘L’Evenement’ (‘Happening’) wins the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Sep. 11, 2021 14:19 PM EDT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Audrey Diwan’s ‘L’Evenement’ (‘Happening’) wins the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez make romance official in Venice

Sep. 10, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks of smooching on yachts and holding hands on intimate walks, Jennifer Lopez and old flame turned new again Ben Affleck made it official Friday night on the red carpet for the premiere of Affleck's “The Last Duel” at the Venice International Film Festival. ...