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'The Shape of Water' by Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion

Venice - "The Shape of Water," a dazzling sci-fi romance by Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

A class act: how Britain has US to thank for movie legend

Venice - At 84, Michael Caine is still going strong as one of the most successful actors Britain has ever produced.

Director's despair sends Lawrence in new direction

Venice - Director Darren Aronofsky's says his latest film, "mother!", a dark, allegorical portrayal of an unravelling couple starring Jennifer Lawrence, was born of despair at the way the world is going."Most of my films take many many years to come to life.

New dimension to Jackson's 'Thriller' and story behind it

Venice - Director John Landis says his new 3D version of "Thriller" gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.

Love, wrinkles and all, conquers Venice

Venice - Love conquers all, even when wrinkles become part of the equation.That's the message from Helen Mirren and from Venice, appropriately the world's oldest film festival.

Hollywood stars enter Confederate symbols row

Venice - Hollywood stars George Clooney and Julianne Moore on Saturday weighed in on the debate raging in the United States over statues and other symbols of the pro-slavery side in the American Civil War.

Clooney puts poison in Anywhere USA's peanut butter

Venice - New father George Clooney was back in the Venice limelight Saturday with his new film, "Suburbicon," a toxic depiction of 1950s America competing for the film festival's Golden Lion.

Redford and Fonda keep sexual spark alive, 50 years on

Venice - Half a century after they simmered with youthful sexuality in "Barefoot in the Park", screen legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have teamed up again in a tale of love and sex in later life.

Schrader gives Venice glimpse of Apocalypse soon

Venice - Nobody is ever going to call Paul Schrader's "First Reformed" a feel-good movie, and the legendary screenwriter and director is fine with that.

Mini-Matt woos Venice film festival

Venice - The 74th Venice film festival kicked off Wednesday with "Downsizing", a sci-fi drama starring a miniaturised Matt Damon, opening to enthusiastic early reviews.

Hollywood royalty and British monarchy to rub shoulders in Venice

Venice - Hollywood royalty, in the shape of George Clooney, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, will share the limelight with a 19th-century British monarch at this year's Venice film festival, which kicks off Wednesday.

US, Argentine films frontrunners for Venice's Golden Lion

Venice - From a dazzling musical to a biting comedy, films from the US and Argentina are tipped as favourites to win this year's Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival, due to be announced Saturday.

Child soldier drama makes Netflix award contender

Venice - Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

Review: 'Comedy of Errors' takes simple approach in Toronto's High Park Special

Toronto - With an implausible plot about mistaken identity and bawdy puns, “The Comedy of Errors” may be the Shakespeare play that's closest to being a “Three's Company” episode. Thankfully, Canadian Stage's new production doesn't pretend it's much more.

Venice mayor arrested in flood barrier fraud probe

Venice - Italy's financial police on Wednesday placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.

Italy seizes 'tank' in Venice anti-separatism swoop

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday arrested 24 alleged separatists for terrorism after thwarting a plan to take over St Mark's Square in Venice armed with guns and a rudimentary "tank" made from a digger.

Photographer Adrian McGarry–Venice, Scotland, independence, art Special

Venice - Driven by Scotland's campaign for independence, over 2 million residents in Italy's Veneto region surrounding Venice voted in a poll on breaking away from Italy. Digital artist Adrian McGarry chats about Venice, Scotland, independence and art.

Venice votes to cut ties with Italy in online poll

Rome - Italians in Venice and its surrounding region have voted in an online poll in favour of breaking away from the rest of the country and forming their own state.Over two million residents of the Veneto region took part in the week-long survey, with 89 pe...

Venice says Rome treats it 'like suburb of Roman Empire'

Rome - Rome treats Venice and the surrounding area "like the suburbs of the Roman Empire", the president of the Veneto region said Wednesday, as local residents vote on whether to split from Italy."Rome thinks it is still an empire.

Venice votes on cutting ties with Italy

Rome - Italians in Venice and its surrounding region are voting this week on whether to break away from the rest of the country and form their own country, organisers told AFP on Monday.The online vote, organised by local independence parties, is not legally ...

Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.

Engine fire on cruise ship 'Zenith' caused overnight ordeal

Around 1,672 mostly Spanish passengers and 600 crew members were adrift in the Adriatic Sea, after an engine fire caused the 21-year-old cruise ship to halt overnight between Ravenna and Venice in Italy.

Video: Carnival of Venice begins with 'Flight of the Angel'

Venice - The fabulous Carnival of Venice kicked off on February 3 with the spectacular "Flight of the Angel," where a costumed lady glides on a harness from the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica down to a stage below.

Video: Helicopter flood rescue in Tuscany caught on helmet cam

Following heavy rains and strong winds parts of central Italy, including Tuscany and Umbria, have been submerged by flood waters. In the dramatic footage, a firefighter winches a person to safety from the rooftop of their flooded home.

Venice, Italy flooded with high tide and rain (video)

Venice - Venice has been inundated with high water levels since Thursday, due to a high tide. The city is on high alert as the water is not expected to recede for at least 15 hours.

Venice and Veneto region seeking independence from Italy (video)

Venice - First it was Scotland and Catalonia protesting for independence, now the people of Venice and the Veneto area of Italy also want to be separate, free and on their own.

2012 Venice Film Festival changes focus looking for some respect

Venice - Film Festivals around the world seem to be battling each other for bigger stars and bigger movies but this year's Venice Film Festival, that opened August 29th, is turning its attention away from celebrity and back to the films.

Study: Make Venice float to save it from flooding

A team of Italian scientists recently suggested Venice could gain relief from frequent flooding and gradual sinking, messes worsened by rising seas, through a project centered on pumping seawater into a circle of 12 aquifers under the canal-crossed city.

Italian couple use the law to evict grown son

An elderly Italian couple turned to the law to evict their 41-year-old son who refused to leave their home. The parents had enough of cooking his meals and washing his clothes, they told journalists.

Venice To Get Half Its Electricity From Algae By 2011

The city of Venice hopes to get at least 50 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by the year 2011. It plans to use algae to generate electricity.
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