Venice Film Festival 2020



Venice opens with a plea to save cinemas

Italian film to open the Festival, Indian work in Competition

Stringent safety protocol 

Many obstacles to cross during Coronavirus pandemic

Organisers rule out possibility of virtual format



The Perfect Candidate

You Will Die at 20

Ad Astra

Marriage Story

Beyond prejudice

American Skin

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha

Scales: Powerful critique of male dominance

Shadow of Water/Chola, a predictable climax

Joker, the painted face that hides a bitter truth

Venice prizes

Roman Polanski in Venice

A Son

Nate Parker’s American Skin

Bombay Rose

Kore-eda’s The Truth puts director in uncertain world

Haifaa and The Perfect Candidate

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth

Golden Lion for Pedro Almodovar

Opens with The Truth amid controversies 

Golden Lion for Julie Andrews

India showcase

Nate Parker’s American Skin and controversy

Sasidharan and Shadow of Water

The list

Bombay Rose, The Truth

The Truth and Bombay Rose 






ISIS Tomorrow: The Lost Souls of Mosul

Steaming giants are running into a storm again


Golden Lion for Roma

At Eternity’s Gate

The Wedding Singer’s Daughter

Charlie Says

A Star Is Born

First Man



First Man kick starts the Festival

Curbs on critics

Netflix livid


Tumbbad to open Critics’ Week

First Man to open the Festival

Probable movies



A lovely wide canvas of life, sweet and sad

About animals and about cocaine

Golden Lion for Mexican movie, The Shape of Water

VR world

Missing India and El Gouna

Instant reviews and old age plot

Suburbicon, all that is wrong with America

Lean On Pete, Loving Pablo

All about rape and murder

Victoria and Abdul

Friendly Venice cops

George Clooney’s Suburbicon

Our Souls at Night

First days all about gloom and doom

Fans are nice and cops are full of smiles

Off political hold

Victoria and Abdul

Downsizing to open the Festival

Festival titles offer Oscars hope

Ritesh Batra at Venice with Our Souls at Night

Ritesh Batra in a cocktail with Jane Fonda, Robert Redford at Venice

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