On the occasion of its tenth edition, for the first time Venice Days has created its own international award for a film from the entire Official Selection. This prize joins the Europa Cinemas Label for best European film and the prizes awarded by FEDEORA (the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean).
The award for the event film at Venice Days 2013 goes to:
Kill Your Darlings by John Krokidas
The jury motivated its decision with the following statement:
“The film is a work of highly creative filmmaking. Thanks to a rigorous choice of style and an original approach, it is sure to leave its mark on the new season in American film, one which reconciles the expectations of audiences, cinephiles, and the cultural legacy of the last century. With its spectacular performances, powerful score, and startling, sophisticated cinematography, the film became a genuine event at Venice 70.”
Saturday September 7 – Princess of Wales – 3:30 PM
Monday September 9 – Scotiabank 3 -4:30 PM
Friday September 13 – Scotiabank 1 – 8:00 PM
Kill Your Darlings
Tuesday September 10 – Roy Thomson Hall – 6:30 PM
Wednesday September 11 -Visa Screening Room (Elgin) – 2:30 PM
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The Venice Film Festival‘s parallel Venice Days section unveiled its lineup today with 12 films in official selection. All feature debuts in the sidebar are eligible for the festival’s Lion of the Future prize while all the European films will compete for the Europa Cinemas Label. The Venice Days Association organizes the event with support from the Culture Ministry in collaboration with the Venice Biennale. Venice Days is collaborating for the first time this year with the Tribeca Film Festival to bring an American film, in this case Lennie Cooke, to the Lido for its international premiere. Conversely, Venice Days will send a film to Tribeca next year.
The 12 official competition titles are: Alienation by Milko Lazarov; La Belle Vie by Jean Denizot; Bethlehem by Yuval Adler; Gerontophilia by Bruce LaBruce; Kill Your Darlings by John Krokidas; Nobody’s Home by Deniz Akçay Katıksız; May In The Summer by Cherien Dabis; La Mia Classe by Daniele Gaglianone; La Reconstruccion by Juan Taratugo; Rigor Mortis by Juno Mak; Siddharth by Richie Mehta and Traitors by Sean Gullette.
One thing is for certain: There will be a little something for everyone at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. On Tuesday morning, the renowned festival released 70 titles set to hit the fest.
The titles with the most buzz include the Allen Ginsberg/Jack Kerouac/William Burroughs biopic Kill Your Darlings, which premiered at Sundance; August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and based on the Tony-winning play; the musical romance Can a Song Save Your Life?; and Steve McQueen’s slavery opus 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch.