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Venice Film Festival seeks to dodge coronavirus and controversy

Venice Film Festival seeks to dodge coronavirus and controversy

What if you threw a film festival and nobody came? That, in essence, is the challenge facing organisers of this year's Venice Film Festival, the glamorous annual competition where stars, critics, photographers and industry executives mingle on the bustling Lido, overlooking sandy beaches...

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Masks, gel, and empty seats for Venice Film Festival

Masks, gel, and empty seats for Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival issued virus safety guidelines on Friday, as organisers hope the oldest such event in the world can maintain its international panache while remaining infection-free. The 10-day festival that begins next month on the legendary Lido in Venice is likely to be one of...

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Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Art sleuths have created a 3D reconstruction of the face of Italian painter Raphael, solving an age-old mystery over his final resting place, Rome’s Tor Vergata University told AFP Thursday. The artist, a child prodigy and part of a trinity of Renaissance greats along with Michelangelo...

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British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of 'Midnight Express', dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of 'Midnight Express', dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from "Bugsy Malone", a gangster comedy featuring children armed with cream-shooting guns, to tense prison drama "Midnight Express", has died aged 76, British media reported on Friday. Parker, who also directed "Fame", "Evita",...

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