Venice film festival

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Talking cats, magic brooms and robot bar staff – welcome to the future of storytelling
The Venice film festival section Venice Immersive is dedicated to ‘extended reality’, where visitors can explore new narrative worlds. Our intrepid correspondent gets lost

Xan Brooks

12, Sep, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Venice film festival 2022 week two roundup – discomfort and joy
A mood of theatricality prevailed at this year’s edition – a bleak but furiously cinematic Marilyn Monroe biopic and a forbiddingly austere French courtroom drama being the most distinctive offerings

Jonathan Romney

10, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Listener review – Tessa Thompson braves the trials of a helpline volunteer
Venice film festival: Steve Buscemi’s uneven drama is elevated by the poise and focus of its lone star

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2022 @2:45 PM

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‘I truly believe she was close’: star of new biopic sensed Marilyn Monroe on set
Director Andrew Dominik also says that scenes for the controversial Netflix release, filmed in the room where the iconic actor died were ‘like a seance’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Sep, 2022 @3:20 PM

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The Damned Don’t Cry review – mournful portrait of colonial tension
Venice film festival: Fyzal Boulifa explores the decisions forced on a poverty-stricken Moroccan family in this vivid and powerful drama

Peter Bradshaw

08, Sep, 2022 @2:45 PM

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The Son review – laceratingly painful drama of familial fear and loathing
Venice film festival: Florian Zeller’s follow-up to The Father features a tremendous performance from Hugh Jackman, as a divorced lawyer who agrees to look after his troubled offspring

Peter Bradshaw

07, Sep, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Hugh Jackman says starring in The Son changed his approach to parenting
Actor says Florian Zeller’s film made him aware of how important it is to share vulnerabilities as a father – not just be strong and dependable

Nadia Khomami at the Venice film festival

07, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Love Life review – tangled and tragic human drama about chaotic life twists
Venice film festival: Japanese director Kôji Fukada has crafted a richly painful and quietly comic human drama

Peter Bradshaw

07, Sep, 2022 @12:18 PM

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Sources deny Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere
The singer turned actor had been the focus of a viral clip that allegedly shows him spitting on his co-star at the Venice film festival

Catherine Shoard

06, Sep, 2022 @4:34 PM

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The Eternal Daughter review – double Tilda Swinton haunts Joanna Hogg ghost story
Venice film festival: Swinton plays both mother and daughter in a moving and disconcerting move into pseudo horror from the director of The Souvenir

Peter Bradshaw

06, Sep, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Don’t dribble, darling: did Harry Styles really spit at Chris Pine?
The internet was already frothing at the mouth over the backstage wrangles on Olivia Wilde’s new film. And then its stars started opening their mouths

Stuart Heritage

06, Sep, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Amanda review – comic crises in the life of an entitled twentysomething
Venice film festival: A wealthy young woman, friendless and lost after studying abroad, sets about recovering an old friendship she thinks she once had

Peter Bradshaw

05, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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