Date: 5th September 2000
Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls , which premiered at the Venice Film Festival Monday night, received an enthusiastic reception from critics.
The BBC reported from the festival that many critics have indicated that the film, which stars Jonny Depp, may be the one to beat for the top prize, the Golden Lion.
On the other hand, the BBC said, Robert Altman's Dr. T and the Women, starring Richard Gere, which arrived at the festival with much favorable buzz, received a "muted" reception from critics.
Source: Studio Briefing