VENICE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS – 4th SEPTEMBER 2012
Venice Film Festival’s Latest News: The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“VENICE – Apres Mai (Something in the Air), a 1970s-era coming-of-age story about a would-be militant from French director Olivier Assayas and Pieta, a drama about a loan shark’s relationship with a woman who claims to be his mother from Korea’s Kim ki-duk were among the highlights Monday in a relatively low-key day on the Venice Lido.”
As it is a Hollywood news media outlet, the HR also adds: “Both films, which screened in competition, attracted healthy crowds. But they failed to generate the back-to-back-to-back weekend buzz generated by the world premieres of Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25 on Friday, followed by Paul Thomas Anderson’s fictional take on the founding of a Scientology-like religion, The Master, on Saturday, and finally Terrence Malick’s dreamy and confusing To the Wonder Sunday.”
So, USA is totally doing ‘the cult of celebrity’ in the films listed and being showcased at Venice this year. So LA!
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[Photo: Actress Olga Kurylenko of The Wonder - AP & News.Com.AU. Photos: Featured directors at Venice this year: Terrence Malick, Olivier Assayas and Kim ki-duk. Photos: article.wn.com, mubi.com & IMDB]
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