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Cavani receives Lifetime Achievement award in Venice

Organizers of the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which ran Aug. 30-Sept. 9, recognized a number of legendary artists. Tributes included a film retrospective dedicated to Gina Lollobrigida, who passed away in January. One very special recognition went to director Liliana Cavani, who was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Now 90 years old, Cavani was there to receive her award and later presented her new film, “L’ordine del tempo,” which premiered out of competition. Actress Charlotte Rampling, who starred in Cavani’s 1974 devastating Holocaust drama, “Il portiere di notte” (The Night Porter), presented Cavani with the …

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Venice Festival to feature Virtual Reality first

  Cinema history is about to be made at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival coming up in September. The festival just announced the world premiere screening, in a special 40-minute preview, of “Jesus VR – The Story of Christ,” the first Virtual Reality feature-length film ever made. The 90-minute film covers all of Jesus’ life and death, from his baptism to the Last Supper to his crucifixion. Shot in Basilicata’s ancient Sassi district of Matera, the film will be released to the public around Christmastime on all major mobile and premium VR platforms. “I am beyond thrilled to …

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2015 Venice Festival to feature innovative “mockumentary”

  Italian filmmakers will certainly excel at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and I’m really looking forward to hearing all about Marco Bellocchio’s, “Sangue del mio sangue.” However, if I had to choose one must-see film of the festival, it would be Alberto Caviglia’s “Pecore in erba.” Here are three reasons why: 1) It stars our beloved Anna Ferruzzo. 2) It takes place in the gorgeous, historic Roman neighborhood of Trastevere. 3) And most importantly, it will be shown in the Venice Sala Web, which means you don’t have to attend the festival to see it! “Pecore in erba” is a …

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