Sundance 2018 Exclusive: PITY Poster, a Man in a World Not Cruel Enough For Him

The poster for the long-awaited sophomore feature Pity by the L director Babis Makridis arrives

THE INTERPRETER Trailer: The Star of TONI ERDMANN Goes On a Road Trip With the Real-Life Oscar-Winning Director

The Toni Erdmann lead Peter Simonischek teams up with Czech director Jiří Menzel as the protagonists in Martin Šulík´s latest film, road movie The Interpreter.

PITY Trailer: The Director of Absurdist L Returns With a Man Existentially Addicted to Sadness

The director of absurd deadpan dramedy L bows with equally intriguing sophomore effort Pity

Crowdfund This: Russian Visionary Filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko's Latest, ANNA'S WAR

Aleksey Fedorchenko seeks to raise funds for the finishing touches on his latest project Anna´s War before the kick-of of the International Film Festival Rotterdam

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

The Anatomy of 2017: World Cinema and Stand-Out Shows

The crash course in 2017 overlooked gems in the world cinema of 2017 and a handful of stand-out small screen joys

Berlinale 2018 Unveils First Titles, Weimar Cinema, Body Politics and Latin America Make the Cut

Berlinale 2018 unveils the latest crop in its 68th line-up

Pingyao 2017 Review: THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER Balances an Ethnic Minority's Family and Community Drama

Tsai Ming Liang´s collaborator Pengfei delivers his sophomore feature as an observation of life in transformation as tradition clashes and merges with modernity

Pingyao 2017 Review: In KILL THE SHADOW, Chinese Social Realism Collides with Genre Fare

Despite the variety of ingredients, the result is fairly streamlined and assembled coherently fashioning closeted morality as the frenzied runaway from justice is the externalization of a delusional guilt trip the leading character experiences vividly as the poverty drama of social realism collides with genre fare and austere aesthetics absorbs expressionistic stylization.

Pingyao 2017 Review: A FISH OUT OF WATER Revamps Family-At-Distress Narrative Through the Eyes of An Unusual Child

The debuting Taiwanese filmmaker revamps dysfunctional family story and rehashes social realism drama by renewing the usual stylistic and formal inventory. A Fish Out of Water injects dreaminess and melancholia counterbalancing the civil and bleak set-up

Review: ANGELICA, Sex, Or The Lack Thereof, Ectoplasmic Visions and Hysteria In A Victorian Gothic

Sex, or the lack of thereof, visions and hysteria in the Lichtenstein´s slow-burning Victorian gothic plays as a home invasion subgenre albeit transferred on the protagonist´s mind follows a downward spiral of hysteria and paralyzing paranoia with a rich inventory of phallic symbols

Pingyao 2017 Review: LIFE GUIDANCE, a Conspiracy Against Non-Conformist, White-Collar Rage

Austrian drama Life Guidance sees a cult-like organisation installing aseptic conformism in Kafka´s The Trial reimagination in capitalistic dystopia

Pingyao 2017 Interview: Festival Director Marco Muller Talks Inaugural Edition, Chinese Cinema, Censorship

Veteran festival director Marco Muller sat down with ScreenAnarchy for a behind-the-scenes chat about this year´s inaugural edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival

Pingyao 2017 Interview: Filmmaker Zhao Chloé Talks THE RIDER

Chloé Zhao talked to ScreenAnarchy about male and female gaze, challenging stereotypes and working on The Rider during the inaugural edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival 2017

Pingyao 2017 Awards: Year Zero of the New Chinese Festival of Independent Cinema

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival 2017 reveals the winners of its inaugural edition rounding up domestic and international talents


Dutch writer-director Ben Brand brings digital-day morality served in Hanekenian style for young adults in his first feature Find This Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into a River

Warsaw 2017 Review: AURORA BOREALIS Glows in Bleak Times

Hungarian veteran director Márta Mészáros tackles Soviet occupation in her latest effort Aurora Borealis intertwined with a personal struggle of Sophie´s Choice-like plight

Warsaw 2017 Review: SO HELP ME GOD, a Wild True/False Search for Justice

Perplexing stranger-than-fiction pic So Help Me God captures the formalist zeitgeist in a highly watchable outcome

Warsaw 2017 Review: A BALKAN NOIR Delivers What It Promises

Bosnian-born and Swedish-based filmmaker Dražen Kuljanin delivers exactly what the title promises.

San Sebastian 2017 Review: SOLLERS POINT, Baltimore's Cinematic Response to Ulysses

The Baltimore indie helmer Matt Porterfield forges fatalistic drama of an one-in-a-million existence molded by the circumstances of its purlieu in his fourth feature Sollers Point.