Chicago 2018 Review: X THE EXPLOITED, Nordic Crime Goes Eastern European Style

The Hungarian black comedy Liza the Fox Fairy (read the review) ushered another new talent hailing from the homeland of Béla Tarr, Gyorgy Pálfi and Miklós Jancsó, in the person of the writer-director Károly Ujj Mészáros. After the warm reception and...

Review: THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE Sings the Tune of Yearning and Legacy

The inter-generational dramedy ponders legacy and memories.

Locarno 2018 Review: #FEMALE PLEASURE Confronts Patriarchalism One Religion At a Time

Swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller uses the female body as a key to unlock inherent sexism in contemporary society that has been transplanted from religion.

Locarno 2018 Review: A LAND IMAGINED, a Bleak Realist Drama in Punk Neo-Noir Clothing

The Golden Leopard-winning film re-imagines a social realism drama as a neo-noir thriller.

Locarno 2018 Review: GENESIS, a Superior, Authentic, Heartbreaking Coming-of-Age Drama

Philippe Lesage delivers an unnerving portrait of first loves and desires and their heartbreaking aftermath in a poignant drama.

Locarno 2018 Review: M Exposes a Harrowing Spiral of Abuse With a Touching Personal Story

Director Yoalnde Zauberman investigates a shocking, albeit rampant issue in a cloistered community of Orthodox Jews in her latest documentary.

Locarno 2018 Review: Grief and Past Yield Transformative Experience in A FAMILY SUBMERGED

María Alché´s debut feature has a spellbinding and palpable effect turning the viewing experience into lucid dreaming

Review: ELIZABETH HARVEST, An Expressionistic Survival Story

The Venezuelan writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez revises the Bluebeard myth for his latest feature-length offering, Elizabeth Harvest

Locarno 2018 Review: DIANE, Humane and Melancholic Drama About Aging and Mortality

Kent Jones, an American documentary filmmaker and director of the New York Film Festival, who is also behind the bio-doc Hitchcock/Truffaut and the documentary A Letter to Elia, which he co-directed with Martin Scorcese, makes a move to fiction filmmaking. Diane, executive...

Locarno 2018 Review: ALICE T., Romanian Cinema in Reinvention

Contemporary Romanian cinema has established its steady presence in world cinema after the new wave boom. New talent emerged this year at Berlinale, where Ioana Uricaru introduced Lemonade, while experienced filmmaker Radu Jude netted the top honor at this year's...

Summer Film School 2018 Review: THE WHISKEY BANDIT, True Story Gets Superstar Treatment

Los Angeles-born filmmaker of Hungarian ancestry Nimród Antal made a name for himself on the international circuit with a debut that turned into a minor cult film, Kontroll. He then returned back over the pond to work on horror Vacancy,...

Karlovy Vary 2018 Review: Hungarian Punk Road Movie BLOSSOM VALLEY Subverts Stereotypes

Hungarian cinema enjoys a steady presence in the spotlight of world cinema, besides historic pedigree and widely covered heavyweight arthouse offerings such as Son of Saul or On Body and Soul. The director of the latter, Ildikó Enyedi, served as...

Locarno 2018 Preview: The Largest Swiss Film Gathering Readies Smorgasbord of Arthouse Offerings

Locarno Film Festival unveils line-up for its 71st edition

Karlovy Vary 2018 Review: DOMESTIQUE, Low-Key Chamber Drama, Spun Into Civilization Horror

An emerging Czech filmmaker displays talent and precision in claustrophobic social horror.

Karlovy Vary 2018 Review: Heartfelt Coming-of-Age JUMPMAN Collides With Political Criticism of Contemporary Russia

Russian filmmaker Ivan I. Tverdovsky criticizes the Russian system in a coming-of-age drama with a superhero bent.

Review: UNDER THE TREE, Where a Feud Begins

On the heels of Winter Brothers, a dramedy about alienation, brotherhood and "being loved and fucked" (read the review), comes yet another Icelandic dramedy, Under the Tree. Compared to the artist Hlynur Pálmason behind Winter Brothers, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson has...

The Director of Controversial EX-DRUMMER Has New Feature ANGEL

Flemish director Koen Mortier who dazzled the viewers with radical Ex-Drummer finished new feature, Angel

La Rochelle 2018 Trailer: French Absurdist Quentin Dupieux Returns With Black Comedy AU POSTE!

The cult filmmaker is back in the absurdist saddle with a meta-trailer for his upcoming feature.

Locarno 2018: Bruno Dumont's LI'L QUINQUIN Season 2, COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA HUMANS, to Debut at Swiss Festival

Watch the trailer for Bruno Dumont's sequel miniseries.

Review: HAPPY AS LAZZARO, Fable and Lyrical Social Drama Collide in Magical Neorealism

Alice Rohrwacher's latest feature smoothly merges the tradition of neorealism and magical realism in a socially conscious modern fable doubling as drama.