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New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

Aug. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time" and Laura Poitras' documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” about artist...

Filmmaker Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Aug. 08, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday. The company said it released the information in order to avoid speculation about his...

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' to open New York Film Festival

Aug. 02, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In addition to opening this month's Venice Film Festival, Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don DeLillo's “White Noise” will also kick off the 60th New York Film Festival. Film at Lincoln Center, which puts on the annual New York festival, announced Tuesday that...

Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival

Jul. 27, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice...

Noah Baumbach’s ‘White Noise' to open Venice Film Festival

Jul. 25, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

Director Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” has been selected to open the Venice International Film Festival in August, festival director Alberto Barbera said Monday. Baumbach wrote and directed the film, which looks at the contemporary...

Spielberg to debut ‘The Fabelmans’ at Toronto Film Festival

Jul. 22, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Steven Spielberg is bringing his highly personal film “The Fabelmans” to the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, organizers said Friday. It will be the world premiere for the film, which Spielberg has said is based on his early years, and will also mark the legendary filmmaker’s...

Julianne Moore to lead Venice Film Festival jury this fall

Jul. 15, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

Julianne Moore has been selected to serve as president of the main competition jury for the Venice International Film Festival this year, festival director Alberto Barbera announced Friday. The Oscar-winning actor will preside over a jury that includes French director Audrey Diwan,...

Iran arrests 3rd outspoken filmmaker in escalating crackdown

Jul. 12, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has arrested an internationally renowned filmmaker, several newspapers reported Tuesday, the third Iranian director to be locked up in less than a week as the government escalates a crackdown on the country's celebrated cinema industry. The...

Croatian-filmmaker's 'Murina' sets tension in sunny paradise

Jul. 07, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

The story of how Croatian filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović got Martin Scorsese to help her make her first feature is, she thinks, “a boring one.” Boring might be a bit modest, but it was rather quick. The day after her graduation from film school, she flew to Cannes, shook...

Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

Jul. 01, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies. Prior to the start of the 56th edition of the festival,...