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Maraviglioso Boccaccio Movie Review

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Maraviglioso Boccaccio Movie Review
Title: Maraviglioso Boccaccio Director: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Starring: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti, Vittoria Puccini, Michele Riondino, Kim Rossi Stuart, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Jasmine Trinca and Josafat Vagni. The Taviani Brothers, have decided to tribute one of Italy’s greatest Renaissance humanist, Giovanni Boccaccio. The “Decameron” which has had many screen adaptations – the most memorable was by Pier Paolo Pasolini - lives again through the subtle direction of the Tuscan sibling filmmakers, who chose Giotto and Masaccio to inspire their cinematography, scenography and costume design. The book by Boccaccio is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales, told by a group of seven young [ Read More ]

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Venice Film Festival 2011 Pictures

Italian actress Vittoria Puccini poses for photographers at the Lido Beach ahead of the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 30 August 2011. Puccini will host the opening ceremony of the film festival running from 31 August to 10 September. Epa/Claudio Onorati Italian actress Vittoria Puccini poses for photographers at the Lido Beach ahead of the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 30 August 2011. Puccini will host the opening ceremony of the film festival running from 31 August to 10 September. Epa/Claudio Onorati Italian actress Vittoria Puccini poses for photographers at the Lido Beach ahead of the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 30 August 2011. Puccini will host the opening ceremony of
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Barney's Version Premiere Pictures at Venice Film Festival

Rosamund Pike attending the premiere of "Barney's Version" at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival.Photo copyright by Insidefoto / PR Photos. Vittoria Puccini attending the premiere of "Barney's Version" at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival.Photo copyright by Insidefoto / PR Photos. 09/10/2010 - Scott Speedman - 67th Annual Venice Film Festival - "Barney's Version" Premiere - Arrivals - Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema - Venice, Italy © Insidefoto / PR Photos Vittoria Puccini attending the premiere of "Barney's Version" at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival.Photo copyright by Insidefoto / PR Photos. Vittoria Puccini attending the premiere of "Barney's Version" at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival.Photo copyright by Insidefoto / PR Photos. 09/10/2010
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Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" Wins Golden Lion at 67th Venice International Film Festival

Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" took home the Golden Lion prize at the 67th Venice International Film Festival Saturday. Alex de la Iglesia won the Silver Lion prize for Best Director for his Spanish civil war drama "Balada triste de trompeta" (A Sad Trumpet Ballad). Mila Kunis received the Mastroianni Prize for best young actress for her performance opposite Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan."

The jury, chaired by Quentin Tarantino and comprised of Guillermo Arriaga, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Arnaud Desplechin, Danny Elfman, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Salvatores, compiled the best of the fest after having viewed all twenty-four films in competition.

Here's the complete list of the winners at the 67th annual Venice International Film Festival:

Golden Lion for Best Film:

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola (USA)

Silver Lion for Best Director to:

Álex de la Iglesia for the film Balada Triste De Trompeta

(Spain, France)

Special Jury Prize to:

Essential KILLINGby Jerzy Skolimowski

(Poland,
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Winners of the 67th Venice Film Festival; Somewhere Wins Golden Lion

On September 11, the 67th Venice Film Festival came to a close. The awards ceremony began at 7:00 p.m. in the Palazzo del Cinema. The Golden Lion for best film went to Somewhere by Sofia Coppola. Silver Lion for best director to Alex de la Iglesia for Balada triste de trompeta. Special Jury Prize to Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowsi. Coppa Volpi for Best Actor to Vincent Gallo in the film Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowsi. Coppa Volpi for Best Actress to Ariane Labed in the film Attenberg by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece).

The Venezia 67 Jury, chaired by Quentin Tarantino and comprised of Guillermo Arriaga, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Arnaud Desplechin, Danny Elfman, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Salvatores, having viewed all twenty-four films in competition, has decided as follows:

Golden Lion for Best Film:

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola (USA)

Silver Lion for Best Director to:

Álex de la Iglesia for the film Balada Triste De Trompeta (Spain,
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Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Wins Venice

Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Wins Venice
Breaking News: The Sofia Coppola-directed Somewhere has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The film, which stars Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan, and Benicio Del Toro, won by unanimous decison of a jury headed by Quentin Tarantino. Focus Features releases the film in the U.S. Here's the full list of winners: Winners Of The 67Th Venice Film Festival International Competition Jury Golden Lion Somewhere - Sofia Coppola (U.S.) Silver Lion The Last Circus "Balada triste de trompeta" - Alex de la Iglesia (Spain, France) Special Jury Prize Essential Killing - Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland) Actor Vincent Gallo - Essential Killing Actress Ariane Labed - Attenberg (Greece) Marcello Mastroianni Prize For Young Performer Mila Kunis - Black Swan (U.S.) Best Screenplay Alex de le Iglesia - The Last Circus "Balada triste de trompeta" (Spain, France) Technical Contribution -- Best Cinematography Mikhail Krichman -
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Muccino's Kiss Me Again Is Top Draw At Shanghai Film Festival

Muccino's Kiss Me Again Is Top Draw At Shanghai Film Festival
Italian comedy Kiss Me Again has triumphed at the 2010 Shanghai International Film Festival in China after winning a trio of top awards.

The sequel to The Last Kiss, directed by Gabriele Muccino, was honoured with the Golden Goblet Best Picture prize and Best Screenplay, while its star Vittoria Puccini took home the Best Actress accolade.

Chinese filmmaker Liu Jie was named Best Director for Deep in the Clouds and the film claimed the Best Music honour as well as the jury prize, which was headed by Hong Kong moviemaker John Woo.

Christian Ulmen landed the Best Actor title for his performance in Wedding Fever in Campobello, and Colin Farrell's Ondine won Christopher Doyle the Best Cinematography prize.

The nine-day festival wrapped on Sunday.

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