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Credit: Venice International Film Festival
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Venice International Film Festival 2020 — Dispatch 2: Lahi, Hayop, Tragic Jungle, Padrenostro

Lahi, Hayop Lav Diaz knows violence. The director’s filmography is virtually an exemplar of the temporal nexus of historical and contemporaneous representations of authoritarian exploitation. Lahi, Hayop holds that line, focusing on a string of snowballing murders and intimidations. But the film also appears…

September 15, 2020
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Venice International Film Festival 2017

We have a lot planned for the fall film festival season—including multiple dispatches from the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. But first, a modest precursor spotlighting five noteworthy titles that screened during the season’s initial Big Film Fest. Our sampling of the 2017 Venice International…

September 11, 2017
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