Somber movies dominate Venice Film Festival

September 6, 2014 2:28 PM

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Somber movies dominate Venice Film Festival

On the red carpet, the Venice Film Festival has had glitz and glamour, the snap of camera shutters — and the sting of mosquitoes. On-screen, it's had war, death and depression, both emotional and economic.

The 11-day movie extravaganza wraps up Saturday by awarding its top prize, the Golden Lion. But if the festival's lineup is anything to go by, the world's filmmakers are in a somber rather than celebratory mood.

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