The 75th Venice International Film Festival has begun. Twenty-one films are entered in the competition for the coveted Golden Lion. In recent years, the festival has become a kind of preview for the Academy Awards.
Julian Schnabel's van Gogh biopic "At Eternity's Gate" is not the first to shine a light on the life of an artist. Here are 10 fabulous films about artists and their art.
Alfonso Cuaron's film drama Roma has won the main prize at the Venice Film Festival. The win bolsters the reputation of streaming company Netflix as a major platform for art house cinema.
The festival opens with Damien Chazelle's First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. Netflix is a major player, and from the Coen brothers to Mike Leigh, an impressive number of (male) star directors are in the competition.
As stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov goes to trial in Moscow for alleged fraud, the release of his film "Leto" in Germany is a metaphor for resistance. The movie was made under prolonged house arrest.
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