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78th Venice International Film Festival
The 78th annual Venice Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival will be held from 1 to 11 September 2021. South Korean director Bong Joon Ho has been appointed as the President of the Jury, marking the first time a South Korean director has been picked as the Lido's top juror. Official selection * ''Dune (2021 film), Dune'' by Denis Villeneuve * ''The Power of the Dog (film), The Power of the Dog'' by Jane Campion Awards Special Awards *Golden Lion#Golden Lion Honorary Award, Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement: Roberto Benigni References External links

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Venice
Venice ( ; it, Venezia ; vec, Venesia or ) is a city in northeastern Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a country consisting of delimited by the and surrounding it, whose territory largely coincides with the . Italy is located in the centre of th ... and the capital of the Veneto it, Veneto (man) it, Veneta (woman) , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , population_blank1 = , demographics_type1 = Citizenship , demographics1_footnotes = , demographics1_title1 = Italian , demograp ... region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The first person to use the wo .... It is built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges ...
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77th Venice International Film Festival
The 77th annual Venice International Film Festival The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival ( it, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is the world's oldest film fes ... was held from 2 to 12 September 2020, albeit in a "more restrained format" due to the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic A pandemic (from , , "all" and , , "local people" the 'crowd') is an of an that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple or worldwide, affecting a substantial numbe .... Australian actress Cate Blanchett Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actor. Regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, Blanchett is known for her work in independent films, Blockbuster (entertainment), blockbusters, and the stage. She ... was appointed as the President of the Jury. ...
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Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival ( it, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is the world's oldest film festival and one of the "Film festival#Notable festivals, Big Three" film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The Big Three are internationally acclaimed for giving creators the artistic freedom to express themselves through film. In 1951, FIAPF formally accredited the festival. Founded in Venice, Italy in August 1932, the festival is part of the Venice Biennale, one of the world's oldest exhibitions of art, created by the Venice City Council on 19 April 1893. The range of work at the Venice Biennale now covers Italian and international art, architecture, dance, music, theatre, and cinema. These works are experienced at separate exhibitions: the International Art Exhibition, the Internatio ...
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Bong Joon Ho
Bong Joon-ho (, ; Hanja: 奉俊昊; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. His films are characterised by the use of social themes, genre fiction, genre-mixing, black comedy, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film, the black comedy ''Barking Dogs Never Bite'' (2000), before achieving both critical and commercial success with his subsequent films: the crime thriller ''Memories of Murder'' (2003), the monster film ''The Host (2006 film), The Host'' (2006), the science fiction action film ''Snowpiercer'' (2013), and the Academy Award-winning black comedy social thriller ''Parasite (2019 film), Parasite'' (2019), all of which are among the List of highest-grossing films in South Korea, highest-grossing films in South Korea, with ''Parasite'' also being the highest-grossing South Korean film in history. All of Bong's films have been South Kore ...
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Variety (magazine)
''Variety'' is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is an American digital media Digital media means any media (communication), media that are encoded in Machine-readable data, machine-readable formats. Digital media can be created, viewed, distributed, modified, a .... The company was founded by Sime Silverman Simon J. Silverman (May 19, 1873 – September 23, 1933) was an American journalist and newspaper publisher. He was the founder of the weekly newspaper '' Variety'' in New York City New York City (NYC), often simply called New York, is th ... in New York City in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville Vaudeville (; ) is a of born in France at the end of the 19th century. A vaudeville was originally a comedy without psychological or moral intentions, based on a comical situation: a dramatic composition or light poetry, mixed with songs or b .... In 1933 it added ''Daily Varie ...
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Deadline (magazine)
''Deadline'' was a British comics magazine published between 1988 in comics, 1988 and 1995 in comics, 1995. Created by ''2000 AD (comics), 2000 AD'' artists Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon, ''Deadline'' featured a mix of comic strips and written articles aimed at adult readers. ''Deadline'' sat at the forefront of the wave of British comics anthologies for mature audiences that included ''Crisis (comic), Crisis'', ''Revolver Comic (UK), Revolver'' and ''Toxic!'', and had a cultural influence beyond the comics world, most notably via its breakout star Tank Girl. ''Deadline'' was published by Deadline Publications Ltd. History The magazine's origins lie in the earlier publication ''Strange Days'', an anthology title created by Ewins, Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan. Much of the non-strip content centred on alternative and indie music. Coupled with the subversive nature of many of the comic strips, the magazine had a distinctive counterculture ethos and post-punk sensibility. ...
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Dune (2021 Film)
''Dune'' (titled onscreen as ''Dune: Part One'') is a 2021 American Epic film, epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a two-part adaptation of the Dune (novel), 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, primarily covering the first half of the book. Set in the far future, it follows Paul Atreides as his family, the noble House Atreides, is thrust into a war for the deadly and inhospitable desert planet Arrakis. The ensemble cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. The film is the third adaptation of ''Dune'' following David Lynch's Dune (1984 film), 1984 film, which was a critical and commercial failure, and John Harrison (director), John Harrison's Frank Herbert's Dune, 2000 miniseries. Af ...
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Denis Villeneuve
Denis Villeneuve (; born October 3, 1967) is a French Canadian French Canadians (referred to as Canadiens mainly before the twentieth century ; french: Canadiens français, ; feminine form: , ) are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people A people is any plurality of p ... filmmaker. He is a four-time recipient of the Canadian Screen Award The Canadian Screen Awards (french: link=no, Les prix Écrans canadiens) are awards given for artistic and technical merit in the film industry recognizing excellence in Canadian film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving ... (formerly Genie Award The Genie Awards were given out annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize the best of Canadian cinema from 1980–2012. They succeeded the Canadian Film Awards (1949–1978; also known as the "Etrog Awards," for sculp ...) for Best Direction, winning for '' Maelström'' in 2001, '' Polytechnique'' ...
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The Power Of The Dog (film)
''The Power of the Dog'' is a 2021 western (genre), Western psychological drama film written and directed by Jane Campion, based on the 1967 The Power of the Dog (Savage novel), novel of the same name by Thomas Savage (novelist), Thomas Savage. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Shot mostly across rural Otago, the film is an international co-production among New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The film deals with themes such as love, grief, resentment, jealousy and sexuality. ''The Power of the Dog'' had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2021, where Campion won the Silver Lion for Best Direction. The film had a limited theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand on November 11, 2021, and in the United Kingdom and in the United States on November 17; it was released to stream worldwide on Netflix on December 1. The film received acclaim from critics, who p ...
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Jane Campion
Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion (born 30 April 1954) is a New Zealand film director, director, screenwriter, and Film producer, producer. She is the second of seven women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and the first female filmmaker to receive the Palme d'Or; both of these achievements came for ''The Piano'' (1993). She also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the same film. At the 78th Venice International Film Festival, she won the Silver Lion award for directing The Power of the Dog (film), ''The Power of the Dog'' (2021). Campion is also known for directing the films ''An Angel at My Table'' (1990), ''Holy Smoke!'' (1998), and ''Bright Star (film), Bright Star'' (2009). Early life Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the second daughter of Edith Campion (actress), Edith Campion (née Beverley Georgette Hannah), an actress, writer, and heiress; and Richard Campion (theatre director), Richard M. Campion, a teacher, and theatre an ...
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Golden Lion
The Golden Lion ( it, Leone d'oro) is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice Film Festival The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival ( it, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is the world's oldest film fest .... The prize was introduced in 1949 by the organizing committee and is now regarded as one of the film industry The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking Filmmaking (film production) is the process by which a is . Filmmaking involves a number of complex and discrete stages, sta ...'s most prestigious and distinguished prizes. In 1970, a second Golden Lion was introduced; this is an honorary award for people who have made an important contribution to cinema. The prize was introduced in 1949 as the Golden Lion of Saint Mark The Lion of Saint Mark, rep ...
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Roberto Benigni
Roberto Remigio Benigni (; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film ''Life Is Beautiful'' (1997), for which he received the Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Actor (the first for a non-English speaking male performance) and Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, Best International Feature Film. Benigni made his acting debut in 1977's ''Berlinguer, I Love You'', which he also wrote, and which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci. Benigni's directorial debut was the 1983 anthology film ''Tu mi turbi'', which was also the acting debut of his wife, Nicoletta Braschi. In 1986, Benigni made his first English-language film, ''Down by Law (film), Down by Law'', written and directed by Jim Jarmusch with whom Benigni would make two more films: ''Night on Earth'' (1991) and ''Coffee and Cigarettes'' (2003). In 1988, ...
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