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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion for Best Film at Venice Film Festival

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s 1960s woman meets fish fantasy has captured the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion for Best Film. The jury, led by Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, awarded Best Actress to Charlotte Rampling (Hannah) and Best Actor to Kamel El Basha (The Insult, Lebanon’s Foreign Language Film Oscar submission). The ...

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‘Lion’ and ‘Moonlight’ Win 39th Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Awards

The Weinstein Company’s LION and A24’s MOONLIGHT walked away with the top Audience Awards from the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, which concluded last Sunday with the film LOVING. During the festival LION‘s Nicole Kidman was on hand to receive a tribute and present her film and MOONLIGHT director Barry Jenkins was on hand to present his film for the festival’s Director’s ...

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Annette Bening Tribute Set for AFI Fest, 20th Century Women to Screen

Annette Bening is set to be feted at the AFI Fest on November 16th in a tribute that will also feature a screening of her newest film, and Oscar hopeful, 20th Century Women. The film, about a bohemian family in 1979 Santa Barbara, received high praise after its debut as the Centerpiece film of the New York Film Festival last week. ...

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Pablo Larraín to receive Variety International Director of the Year at 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

PABLO LARRAĺN TO RECEIVE VARIETY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT THE 39TH MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL   SAN RAFAEL, CA (October 3, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor director Pablo Larraín with the Variety International Director of the Year Award, which will be presented to him following a just announced screening of his ...

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73rd Venice Film Festival WINNERS: La La Land, Lav Diaz take top honors

Filipino director Lav Diaz took home the top prize from the 73rd Venice Film Festival with his newest (and one of his shortest) film, The Woman Who Left. Diaz had won once and been nominated another time in the Horizons section; this is his first win here. Recent winners of the the festival’s top award, The Golden Lion, have included ...

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66th Berlinale WINNERS: Refugee doc ‘Fire at Sea’ takes the Golden Bear

  The jury of the 66th Berlinale film festival — led by Meryl Streep (President), Lars Eidinger, Nick James, Brigitte Lacombe, Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Malgorzata Szumowska — have awarded the Golden Bear to the very timely refugee documentary Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi. Famed Filipino director Lav Diaz took home the Alfred Bauer Prize for his 8-hour epic A ...

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