Anyone for Venice?
Interesting spot among the celeb crowd at Film4's pre-Cannes drinks last week was Venice film festival supremo Marco Mueller. The bespectacled curator was in town scouting projects for his own late-August festival and confided that he was "very impressed" with what he'd found going on in British film. He was also confident that "two or three" big British films that weren't ready for the Croisette would be gracing his Lido by the end of the summer. The biggest "poach" looks like being Andrea Arnold, whose enigmatic four-shot teaser for Wuthering Heights wowed the assembled crowd during a montage of Film4's upcoming slate. Arnold's career was kickstarted by Cannes and its support and awards for Red Road and Fish Tank, but her youthful take on the Brontë classic seems destined for Venice.