Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix at 2019 Venice Film Festival
Luca CeladaSeptember 9, 2019

Joker sought to add to its Venice momentum with the North American premiere at TIFF. Todd Phillips’ deep dive into a super villain hinges on...

Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips, Joker, 2019, winner Venice
Luca CeladaSeptember 7, 2019

The curtain came down on the 76th Venice Film Festival with a historic win for Joker. Todd Phillips’ dark, atmospheric and occasionally disturbing...

Protests at the closing of the 2019 Venice Film Festival
Luca CeladaSeptember 7, 2019

Just before the official closing with the awaited announcement of winners, the Venice festival was finally drenched by the rain that rarely sits...

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Nate Parker
Elisabeth SeredaSeptember 4, 2019

Nate Parker’s new film is a lesson in race relations in a country with a current government that is not famous for knowing or caring much about...

Julie Andrews receives the Golden Lion - Venice 2019
Elisabeth SeredaSeptember 4, 2019

The Lido was alive with the sound of her speaking voice: Dame Julie Andrews, the daughter of two English vaudeville performers who played her...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara at HFPA Reception - Venice 2019
Luca CeladaSeptember 3, 2019

Stars were out and so was the sun – for once! The HFPA Reception has become a Venice film Festival tradition, undaunted by the downpours which had...

Actor Timothee Chalamet, Golden Globe nominee
Ana Maria BahianaSeptember 2, 2019

Festivalgoers know that the first weekend is the best moment of the event - second only to the unveiling of the winners. This year was no...

Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Kristen Stewart
Margaret GardinerSeptember 1, 2019

Despite the Venice heat, oodles of material offset the sheath. Trousers also popped up, while men stayed classic.

Jean Dujardin and Louis Garrel in "J'accuse" (2019)
Luca CeladaAugust 31, 2019

Any major festival worthy of the name has its controversies and this year’s Mostra del Cinema (the official name of the Venice Festival) has Roman...