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Venice and Telluride festival roundup: Glory for Gerwig, some hard knocks for Clooney

Venice and Telluride festival roundup: Glory for Gerwig, some hard knocks for Clooney

Film festivals in Telluride and Venice are in full swing. What movies are earning the longest standing ovations? Let’s survey the field.

“Lady Bird”: “Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins returned to Telluride to introduce indie actress Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, an autobiographical coming-of-age drama starring Saoirse Ronan.

Jenkins called “Lady Bird” (which Gerwig also wrote) “all kinds of lovely,” and critics agreed. Time Out New York’s Tomris Laffly called it a “sweet, deeply personal portrayal of female adolescence,” while IndieWire critic Eric Kohn noted...

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