Venice Film Festival 2019

From Joaquin Phoenix in Joker to Steven Soderbergh’s money laundering satire The Laundromat, we review this year’s highlights

Golden Lion goes to Joaquin Phoenix-starring film while Roman Polanski takes runner-up prize

Eliza Scanlen confirms her status as one of the world’s most promising young actors

Steven Soderbergh gives tax avoidance The Big Short treatment

Todd Phillips reinvents the comic book movie with his portrait of a comedian’s descent into madness

The director of Jackie and Neruda returns with a daring film about a punkish member of an urban dance troupe

The Bard made bingeable? Netflix’s first Shakespeare adaptation features a deliciously fruity turn from Robert Pattinson

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The director’s film was a controversial inclusion at Venice, but it fails to match the hullabaloo

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