Friday, 29 August 2014

VENICE REPORT: THE PRICE OF FAME


Reviews from Venice are in for Xavier Beauvois' first comedy as director, The Price of Fame. The film, which stars Benoit Poelvoorde and Roschdy Zem as crooks who dig up the corpse of Charlie Chaplin, has been met with mostly positive responses. The one holdout is John Bleasdale at CineVue, who roundly hates it. Otherwise, here are more favourable write-ups from Jessica Kiang at The Playlist, Boyd van Hoeij at The Hollywood Reporter and Guy Lodge at Variety.