Venice Film Festival

Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Joker" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 2:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF...
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Director Todd Phillips, left, holds the Golden Lion for Best Film for 'Joker', joined by lead actor Joaquin Phoenix at the closing ceremony of the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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September 07, 2019 - 4:50 pm
Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
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September 04, 2019 - 6:08 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet has made a movie star's debut at the 76th Venice International Film Festival this week for his Henry V film "The King." The 23-year-old Oscar nominee wore a bold silver suit and silky blouse from French-Colombian designer Haider Ackermann for his walk down the...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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September 02, 2019 - 8:57 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet is already one of the most acclaimed young actors working today, but he says that the prospect playing Young Henry V in "The King" was terrifying. "The King" premieres Monday at the Venice International Film Festival before it launches in theaters on Oct. 11...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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September 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
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August 31, 2019 - 11:47 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Gibney...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, greets director Todd Phillips at the photo call for the film 'Joker' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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August 31, 2019 - 11:28 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn't really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman's antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018, file photo, journalists are silhouetted against the logo presenting the 75th edition of the festival, during its presentation in Rome. It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant, and divisive, than ever. Kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, on the sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar hopefuls launching there, its embrace of controversial filmmakers like Roman Polanski and Nate Parker in the #MeToo era and its lack of female directors. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 2:16 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Roman Polanski is not at the Venice International Film Festival, but his new film, "An Officer and a Spy" is. Yet, after much hand-wringing over its inclusion among the films in competition for the Golden Lion award, journalists at a news conference Friday stayed focused on the...
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This image released by Showtime shows Imelda Marcos from the documentary "The Kingmaker," which premiered Friday at the Venice International Film Festival. (Lauren Greenfield/Showtime via AP)
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August 30, 2019 - 11:47 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her...
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Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Seberg' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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August 30, 2019 - 8:39 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Kristen Stewart says she only knew Jean Seberg as an image. She portrays the late "Breathless" actress in "Seberg," which premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival Friday. The film explores the FBI's surveillance program to target Seberg in the late 1960s for her association...
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