10 Directors to Watch: Theater-Sharpened Australian Helmer Shannon Murphy Bites Into ‘Babyteeth’

10 Directors to Watch: Theater-Sharpened Australian Helmer Shannon Murphy Bites Into ‘Babyteeth’ Versatile Australian director Murphy recently helmed episodes five and six of “Killing Eve’s” third season and is about to finish the editing. That series marks a good fit for her energy, sensibility ...

In demand at home, Mitzi Ruhlmann sets her sights on the Us

Mitzi Ruhlmann. Mitzi Ruhlmann was five years old when she saw Phillip Noyce’s Stolen Generation drama Rabbit-Proof Fence, perhaps not an ideal experience for someone so young, but it had a profound ...

Colombia’s ‘Valley of Souls’ Wins Marrakech’s Etoile d’Or

Colombia’s ‘Valley of Souls’ Wins Marrakech’s Etoile d’Or The 18th edition of the Marrakech Intl. Film Festival awarded the Etoile d’Or for best film to Colombia’s “Valley of Souls,” directed by Nicolás Rincón Gille. In his acceptance speech the director ...

Thessaloniki Review: Shannon Murphy’s ‘Babyteeth’ Suggests a Fresh Voice in Independent Cinema

Milla is not the first terminally stricken teen girl to grace a coming-of-age film, nor will she be the last. She may, however, be the most precocious: kitted out in oversized ‘80s woodland animal ...

Celluloid Dreams reveals bumper sales on ‘The Painted Bird’, ‘Babyteeth’, ‘The Swallows Of Kabul’ (exclusive)

The venerable sales company changed its strategy before Berlin. Celluloid Dreams has unveiled a slew of deals on its Venice competition titles The Painted Bird and Babyteeth and Cannes selection The ...

AFI Fest Raises Curtain On Full 2019 Lineup

AFI Fest Raises Curtain On Full 2019 Lineup The AFI Fest has been rolling out its 2019 slate for months — since announcing Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim as its opening-night film in August — and now we have the full lineup. Check it out below. ...

Eliza Scanlen Drama ‘Babyteeth’ Lands at IFC for North America (Exclusive)

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the drama “Babyteeth,” starring Eliza Scanlen, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn, and Toby Wallace, Variety has learned exclusively. The film had its world ...

Picturehouse Entertainment acquires Venice Competition title ‘Babyteeth’ for UK (exclusive)

Picturehouse Entertainment acquires Venice Competition title ‘Babyteeth’ for UK (exclusive) Shannon Murphy’s debut feature has its UK launch at London Film Festival. Picturehouse Entertainment has picked up UK rights to Shannon Murphy’s debut feature Babyteeth from Celluloid Dreams. It ...

Venice 2019: Lions, Barbarians, and Farewells

A few days ago, on my first dispatch from the Lido, I wrote that Venice was grappling with some sort of identity crisis. Having long been a fortunate platform for awards season hopefuls—and with ...

Toby Wallace wins Venice prize for ‘Babyteeth’ performance

Toby Wallace. Toby Wallace’s turn as a small-time drug dealer in Shannon Murphy’s debut feature Babyteeth has won him the Venice Film Festival’s Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actor. It ...

Venice 2019. Awards

JokerIn CompetitionGolden Lion – Joker (Todd Philipps) | ReviewSilver Lion (Grand Jury Prize) – An Officer and a Spy (Roman Polanski) | ReviewSilver Lion (Best Director) – Roy Andersson (About ...

Todd Phillips' 'Joker' Wins Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Send in the clowns. The 76th Venice Film Festival wrapped up this weekend on the Lido, and the awards were handed out. The top prize at Venice is a Golden Lion (in honor of the iconic lion that is the ...

‘Joker’ Wins Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Gets Grand Jury Prize

The 2019 Venice International Film Festival has wrapped, and this year’s edition has announced its award winners. The Golden Lion, the festival’s top laureate, went to “Joker,” which is a strong ...

‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival “Joker” from director Todd Phillips won the Golden Lion, and “J’Accuse,” or “An Officer and a Spy,” from director Roman Polanski has won the Grand Jury Prize, the festival’s runner up prize, at the ...

Venice Film Festival Winners: ‘Joker’ Is Golden Lion; Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer And A Spy’ Takes Grand Jury Prize

Venice Film Festival Winners: ‘Joker’ Is Golden Lion; Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer And A Spy’ Takes Grand Jury Prize Refresh for latest…: The 76th Venice Film Festival draws to a close tonight with the winners about to be announced from inside the Sala Grande on the Lido. It’s been another year replete with strong ...

‘Joker’ wins 2019 Venice Golden Lion

‘Joker’ wins 2019 Venice Golden Lion Roman Polanski wins the Silver Lion grand jury prize for An Officer And A Spy. Todd Phillips’ Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the DC Comics villain, cemented its Oscar credentials after winning ...

‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Roman Polanski Takes Runner-Up Prize

‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Roman Polanski Takes Runner-Up Prize Todd Phillips’ dark supervillain origin story “Joker” has come up trumps at the Venice Film Festival, taking the Golden Lion from a jury headed by Argentine auteur Lucrecia Martel. Controversial ...

Venice 2019: The Worst Possible Parenting?

And so it was that on the eighth day of the Venice Film Festival, after eighteen official lineup’s entries unveiled, I shed my first tears. They came at the end of the competition’s only directorial ...

Shannon Murphy’s ‘Babyteeth’ wows the critics in Venice

(L-r) Ben Mendelsohn, Eliza Scanlen, Shannon Murphy and Toby Wallace in Venice. Shannon Murphy’s debut feature Babyteeth, a bittersweet comedy starring Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen and ...

Venice: ‘Babyteeth’ Director Wants Us to Focus on Her Artistry, Not Her Gender

Venice: ‘Babyteeth’ Director Wants Us to Focus on Her Artistry, Not Her Gender “Babyteeth” is one of only two films from women directors participating in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival, and the film’s helmer Shannon Murphy thinks that’s important. Although not ...

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