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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 02, 2019 - 8:36 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet is already one of the most acclaimed young actors working today, but he says that the prospect playing young Henry V in "The King" was terrifying. "It was a real challenge for me," Chalamet said Monday at the Venice International Film Festival, where the film...
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September 01, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer season came to a close Sunday with a whimper, as the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topped the box office for the second weekend and ticket sales on the season finished 2% behind last year. The Labor Day weekend is traditionally a quiet one for...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 10:47 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Gibney...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, greets director Todd Phillips at the photo call for the film 'Joker' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 31, 2019 - 10:28 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn't really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman's antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018, file photo, journalists are silhouetted against the logo presenting the 75th edition of the festival, during its presentation in Rome. It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant, and divisive, than ever. Kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, on the sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar hopefuls launching there, its embrace of controversial filmmakers like Roman Polanski and Nate Parker in the #MeToo era and its lack of female directors. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 30, 2019 - 11:16 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Roman Polanski is not at the Venice International Film Festival, but his new film, "An Officer and a Spy" is. Yet, after much hand-wringing over its inclusion among the films in competition for the Golden Lion award, journalists at a news conference Friday stayed focused on the...
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This image released by Showtime shows Imelda Marcos from the documentary "The Kingmaker," which premiered Friday at the Venice International Film Festival. (Lauren Greenfield/Showtime via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:47 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her...
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Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Marriage Story' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:16 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — When Noah Baumbach asked Scarlett Johansson to meet with him about a new film he was going to write about a divorce, he didn't know she was going through one in real life. "It felt fated in a way," Johansson said. "It came somehow at just the right time." Johansson stars...
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Actor Brad Pitt poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Ad Astra' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2019 - 9:07 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt says that in his new film "Ad Astra," he and director James Gray are digging into the idea of masculinity. "Ad Astra" follows Pitt's detached astronaut character Roy McBride on a journey to the outer reaches of space to find his estranged father. The film premiered...
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Actress Juliette Binoche, from right, director Kore-eda Hirokazu, and actress Catherine Deneuve pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Truth' and the opening gala at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 5:47 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — French actress Catherine Deneuve says the language barrier working with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda caused some frustration but that she was happy in the end. The 75-year-old stars in his latest film, "The Truth," which opened the 76th Venice International Film Festival...
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