Saturday, 30 August 2014


There's praise aplenty for Francesco Munzi's new drama, Black Souls, at the Venice Film Festival. The first Italian film to screen in competition at this year's fest (last year's Golden Lion winner, Gianfranco Rosi's Sacro GRA, was Italian also), the film relates a story set within the Calabrian Mafia to powerful effect, according to critics, such as Lee Marshall at Screen Daily, Jay Weissberg at Variety, John Bleasdale at CineVue, Deborah Young at The Hollywood Reporter and Camillo de Marco at Cineuropa.