Cannes 2019 Review: ALL ABOUT YVES, New French Burlesque and the Age of AI

What would you get if you crossed the talking toaster from 'Red Dwarf,' 'Twilight Zone' and '8 Mile'?

Febiofest 2019: BY A SHARP KNIFE, A Family Tragedy in a Broken System Turns into Social Stigma

By a Sharp Knife, a drama by up-and-coming Slovakian director Teodor Kuhn, is described by the creators as a generational film. Mainly, it's because real-life events that inspired the film impacted a whole generation, the one where the director and...

Cannes 2019: Second Wave of Titles Announced, Miike, Diaz, Bonello, Gaudagnino to Bow at the French Riviera

After the main competition was revealed last week, new titles have been added to the slate of the French celebration of cinema. The parallel section Director´s Fortnight will welcome original auteurs and visionary film for the 51st time.

Cannes 2019: Malick, Jarmusch, Herzog, Ferrara, Bong Joon-Ho, Almodóvar and Refn Head to La Croisette

The veil over the 72nd edition of the Cannes had been lifted as the festival´s director Thierry Frémaux revealed the main competition line-up. The upcoming edition will boast a slate of seasoned veterans along with promising talents in the ranks up-and-coming filmmakers.

Rotterdam 2018 Review: KOKO-DI KOKO-DA, Sophomore La-Di-Da

Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm jumped into the limelight of the international arthouse circuit with both feet, sweeping audiences and awards with his feature debut The Giant. It was a touching dramedy, absolved of sentimentality, about an autistic boy separated from...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: NONA. IF THEY SOAK ME, I'LL BURN THEM, An Intriguing Mocku-Biopic

Chilean filmmaker Camila José Donoso's third feature manifests formalistic experimentation in docu-fiction and reality aesthetics.

Rotterdam 2019 Review: TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE Takes Different Route Than Usual Eastern European Arthouse Fare

The feature debut of Bosnian-bornm Amsterdam-based Ena Sendijarević goes against the conventions of Eastern European dramas.

Rotterdam 2019 Review: SONS OF DENMARK, The Front Row of Extremism Collides in Neo-Noir Thriller

Emerging Danish director Ulaa Salim debuts with a Scandi neo-noir thriller on the verge of political and social issues.

Rotterdam 2019 Interview: Fest Director Bero Beyer Talks Independent Cinema and IFFR

IFFR director Bero Beyer talks about the mercurial landscape of contemporary independent cinema.

Review: BERLIN STATION, Cyber Cold War As Ripped Out of Newspaper Headlines

The spy series Berlin Station returns in the season 3 to investigate emerging Russian invasion and its threat to U.S. and NATO allies

Tallinn 2018 Review: BAD POEMS, Hungarian Pop-Rom-Dramedy with Flair of Michel Gondry

Emerging Hungarian filmmaker Gábor Reisz hones his film craftsmanship in an idiosyncratic sophomore feature.

Comics Legend Alan Moore Working on THE SHOW, His Own Radical and Progressive Film

Expect a twilight world of dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely 1930s private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women in the comics titan's venture into cinema.

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