2022 Venice Film Festival

  • Interviews

Teona Strugar Mitevska: “My interest in directing came out of frustration”

Director Teona Strugar Mitevska is having an “exciting” time in her life, related to the title of her last movie, The Happiest Man in the World (2022). In her case, the happiness is literal, unlike her characters that meet in a speed dating event in Sarajevo looking for a Saturday break but end up in a spiral web of twists and emotions of different tenure, including absurdity, when a woman reconnects with the man who had shot and almost killed her 30 years ago, during the ex Yugoslavia war.
  • Festivals

“Argentina, 1985” – A Trip Back in Time

From the moment it had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Argentina, 1985, the new film by Santiago Mitre starring Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani, has been a crowd pleaser, regardless of where it has been screened. It was not a surprise that it won the Audience Award at the San Sebastián Film Festival, or that it has become an instant hit in its own country, where lines form regularly around the block to enter the cinemas, a rarity in these days of watching content on platforms at home.
  • Interviews

Venice International Film Festival: It’s a Wrap! – Podcast

  HFPA journalists Elisabeth Sereda and Janet Nepales sat down to reflect on their experiences at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, which came to an end this past weekend. They touch on everything from the surprise win for the documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, some of the red carpet fashion trends from the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Cate Blanchett, and the controversy surrounding Olivia Wilde's new film Don't Worry Darling - and more.
  • Interviews

Venice 2022: Oliver Stone (Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award) and Co-Writer Joshua Goldstein Talk “Nuclear”

Oliver Stone’s latest documentary Nuclear, which begs us to reconsider nuclear energy to solve the environmental crisis, was presented out of competition on September 9 at the Venice Film Festival. In Venice Stone was also awarded the 21st edition of Premio Fondazione Mimmo Rotella (an Italian renowned artist) during a special ceremony held at the Centurion Palace in Venice.