Category Archives: Film

Venezia72 – Line-up announced for the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Last year’s Venice Film Festival headliner, Birdman, went on to win 4 Oscars. The 2013 opener, Gravity, won 7. So director Baltasar Kormákur must be feeling pretty good right now as his new offering, Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal, has been … Continue reading

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Famous Italians : the one and only Giacomo Casanova

The name Giacomo Casanova conjures up scenes of debauchery, womanizing and sex. And down through the ages numerous books and films have tried to capture the legendary seducer’s persona. So as we celebrate the adventurer’s 290th birthday let’s take a quick … Continue reading

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It’s official! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are husband and wife.

After all the mayhem of the hen party, stag do, wedding ceremony and reception in the 7 star Aman Palazzo Papadopoli Hotel, it apparently took just a 10 minute €600 off-the-peg civil ceremony to register the wedding of one of … Continue reading

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George Clooney cruises up the Grand Canal to wed Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Since their arrival yesterday afternoon Venice has been buzzing with journalists, TV crews, fans and paparazzi trying, mostly in vain, to catch a glimpse of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin ahead of their wedding today. And this evening after a … Continue reading

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Venice welcomes George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin for their wedding

“Will you George Timothy Clooney take Amal Ramzi Alamuddin to be your lawful wedded wife?” With those words, or something like them, (and assuming they both say yes!) the silver haired Hollywood heart-throb will marry the highly-respected human rights lawyer … Continue reading

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And the winner is…….highlights from my Venice Film Festival

After 12 days of stars and starlettes, paparazzi and premieres Venice finally rolled up the red carpet and bid farewell to this year’s 71st Film Festival. Here are my highlights along with some of the winners and losers. Events kicked off … Continue reading

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Io sto con la sposa premieres at Venice Film Festival 2014 to a standing ovation

If there were a Golden Leon for audacity, crowd-funded Italian documentary “Io sto con la sposa” (On the Bride’s Side) would win hands down. Lifting the lid on the obstacles facing refugees seeking safe haven in Europe, the documentary of … Continue reading

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