Venice Film Festival

Samuel Maoz is awarded the jury's special Silver Lion prize for 'Foxtrot' during the award ceremony at the 74th Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 09, 2017 - 4:40 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Venice Film Festival (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Israeli director Samuel Maoz has defended his Venice Film Festival prize-winner "Foxtrot" after criticism from some in his homeland. Maoz's film, a compelling study of trauma and grief, won the festival's...
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September 09, 2017 - 2:37 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller 'The Shape of Water' has won the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion. A jury led by American actress Annette Bening chose the film from among 21 competing at the 74th annual festival — an edition where the world's social...
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers at the premiere of the film 'mother!' at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 05, 2017 - 1:59 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Darren Aronofsky says his film "mother!" — a delirious nightmare starring Jennifer Lawrence — is a "roller-coaster ride." Fittingly, it thrilled some viewers at the Venice Film Festival, and left others a bit queasy. A horror story that travels from menace to mind-...
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Actors Sam Rockwell, from left, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 04, 2017 - 10:38 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — In a year of strong women on screen, Frances McDormand plays one of the strongest: a bereaved mother who resorts to drastic action to bring her daughter's killer to justice in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." It's a slight surprise to learn she drew inspiration from...
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September 04, 2017 - 5:59 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Frances McDormand is a righteous fury — and a strong contender for an Oscar — in the witty, visceral and violent "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The actress wowed journalists at film's first Venice Film Festival screening with her performance as a bereaved mother...
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George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Suburbicon' during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 02, 2017 - 1:58 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Affable, handsome George Clooney was all charm at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, but don't be fooled. The actor says his latest directorial effort, "Suburbicon," is an angry movie for an angry country — his own. It's a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the...
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Actor George Clooney, center, poses with actors, Julianne Moore, right, and Matt Damon during the photo call for the film "Suburbicon" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 02, 2017 - 11:53 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Affable, handsome George Clooney was all charm at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, but don't be fooled. The actor says his latest directorial effort, "Suburbicon," is an angry movie for an angry country — his own. It's a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the...
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Actor George Clooney smiles as he arrives on a motorboat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
September 02, 2017 - 6:42 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — George Clooney has arrived in Venice with a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the American dream. Clooney is at the Venice Film Festival as a director with "Suburbicon," a satirical thriller starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as residents of a seemingly idyllic...
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Actor Robert Redfort, left, and Jane Fonda pose during the photo call for the film "Our Souls At NIght" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 01, 2017 - 9:13 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The older stars are shining the brightest at the Venice Film Festival. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda have brought undimmed glitter to the festival along with their late-life romance "Our Souls at Night." Five decades after they first shared the screen, they play in the Netflix-...
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Director Guillermo Del Toro poses for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Shape of Water" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
August 31, 2017 - 11:09 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is an aquatic "Beauty and the Beast," a transgressive fairy tale about a young woman's love for a scaly creature from the Amazonian depths. Like the best fables, it's also rooted in the real world: the story of a migrant from the south...
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