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The winners at the 78th Venice Film Festival

The 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival concluded and theFrench-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has become the sixth female director to win the Golden Lion, with her 1963-set abortion drama L’Evénement (Happening). Chloé Zhao took last year’s Lion with Nomadland.… Continue Reading

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The lost movie of the week Beiqíng chéngshì (A City of Sadness, 1989)

Hou Hsiao-hsien is seen by many as one of the greatest director of all time. “Beiqíng chéngshì“ (A City of Sadness) is the first part of his trilogy on Taiwanese history. He followed this with first” Ximeng rensheng”, 1993 (“… Continue Reading

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Venice Film Festival announce the winners of 2016 competition

The Mostra came to a close yesterday with the jury handing out their awards. The Golden Lion went to Lav Diaz’s new movie: “The Woman who left” based on  Leo Tolstoy‘s short story “God Sees the Truth”. The US are like at… Continue Reading