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2008-09-08 12:00:24

By Peter Popham Mickey Rourke's true-to-life portrayal is tipped for an Oscar and raises the game at lacklustre festival They saved the best for last. Darren Aronofskys The Wrestler won the 65th Venice Film Festivals Golden Lion last night.

2008-09-08 09:00:29

U.S. film "The Wrestler" wins Venice Int'l Film Festival Golden Lion award VENICE, Italy, Sept.

2008-09-08 09:00:29

"The Wrestler," a drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Mickey Rourke, has won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival.

2008-09-05 09:00:23

Mexican short film wins Golden Lion award in Venice film festival MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican short film "Tierra y Pan" (Land and Bread) won the Golden Lion award Thursday at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, according to news reports reaching here.

2008-08-29 15:00:36

Venice International film festival kicks off VENICE (Italy), Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The annual famous International Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening in this beautiful island Lido of Venice, in Italy.

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By Peter Popham The Hollywood writers' strike has given home-grown films a chance to shine in Venice. Add the eclectic tastes of director Marco Mueller and this is an event like no other.

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By Roderick Conway Morris Sixty years ago when the Venice film festival finally moved back, after World War II, into its purpose-built Palazzo del Cinema (which had been requisitioned for a period by Allied forces) on the Lido, Britain carried off half the prizes: three for Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet," one for Graham Greene for "The Fallen Idol" and another for John Bryan for "Oliver Twist." This year, as work begins on a brand-new filmfest complex at the old site, due to be completed in...

2008-08-26 18:00:33

George Clooney will kick off the 2008 Venice Film Festival with his latest effort but after that independent movies will hold sway, officials said.


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