78th Venice Film Festival

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Jamie Lee Curtis Slays Venice with “Halloween Kills”

Jamie Lee Curtis brought a dash of horror and Hollywood history to the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Not only did the two-time Golden Globe winner bring the latest installment of the Halloween film franchise to the Lido – with the David Gordon Green-directed Halloween Kills – but the actress, writer, producer and director was also in town to receive the Film’s Festival’s prestigious Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
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Denis Villeneuve on “Dune”

When the end credits started to roll after the first press screening of Dune at the Venice Film Festival, enthusiastic applause filled the Sala Grande screening theater. Director Denis Villeneuve’s bold adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic science fiction novel divides the 412-page book into two sections, with Dune: Part One (the movie’s full moniker) introducing audiences to the dangerous desert planet of Arrakis, colossal sandworms and a young heir named Paul Atreides (played by Golden Globe-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet).
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78th Venice Film Festival – HFPA Residency Reception

On Sunday September 5th, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the  winners of its fourth annual  Residency Program. At the reception Alberto Barbera, artistic director of the Venice International Film Festival joined members of the HFPA delegation in celebrating the four young film makers which will participate in the program which has partnered the HFPA with the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals in an effort to mentor young artists from around the world.