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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

 

THREE AUSTRALIAN FILMS SELECTED FOR VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

The makers of The Babadook have struck gold again, with Jennifer Kent’s much anticipated second feature film The Nightingale set to have its World Premiere in competition at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August to 8 September 2018). The film was jointly produced by Kristina Ceyton of Causeway Films and Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky of Made Up Stories. The feature is joined by two virtual reality (VR) short films also in competition – Michael Beets’ The Unknown Patient (World Premiere) and Lynette Wallworth’s Awavena (International Premiere). “It’s beenRead More


19 million euros for the villa of Sophia Loren’s husband, Carlo Ponti

The magnificent villa once owned by Carlo Ponti, successful film producer and husband of actress Sophia Loren, is currently for sale in Rome. The villa (http://www.lionard.com/luxurious-estate-on-the-appian-way-in-rome.html) is located in the Appian Way Park, one of the Eternal City’s most beautiful and prestigious areas, it is surrounded by a centuries-old park and is just ten minutes from the Colosseum. In the 1950s, Carlo Ponti lived in this stunning estate with his first family. Here, he had many guests who made the history of cinema, and whose films he produced: from directorsRead More