Sometimes the jeering means the movie is provocative. Sometimes it’s a comment on the festival’s decisions. And sometimes the picture is plain awful.
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“The Beguiled,” by Sofia Coppola, and “Carne y Arena,” by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, are just a couple of the films expected to make waves at the film festival this week.
Mr. Hong, a South Korean director and Cannes veteran, avoids convention in his tales of romantic entanglements and the raucous ways they can come undone.
The festival is celebrating its 70th year and will have more than 50 premieres from established directors and from new talent.
With the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi in the news because of Trump’s visa ban, now is a good time to take a look at his film and others in the race.
Those countries have both entered unusual comedies, but a raft of more traditional films are also in the running in a banner year for the category.
A handful of summer genre films, including “Don’t Breathe,” “Hands of Stone” and “Blood Father,” were directed in English by young, foreign-born directors.
Each year, some of the most anticipated films of the fall season are rolled out in Venice alongside small, often obscure debuts.
The film aims to show the experiences of visitors to the Nazi camps, with images filmed in black and white and the general mood unnervingly indifferent.
Hany Abu-Assad’s film expands on the story of Mohammed Assaf, a Palestinian pop singer who won “Arab Idol” in 2013.