International: Europe

New York 2022 Review: STARS AT NOON, Rum, Sweat and Rain Soak Love Story in Global South

Directed by Claire Denis, the political-intrigue drama stars Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn.

Guillermo del Toro Opens his CABINET OF CURIOSITIES with Trailer & First Images

If you were one of the lucky people who got a chance to see the exhibit of Guillermo del Toro's curiosities collections, you might have an idea of the kind of stories in his new television show. The anthology will...

THE GUEST ROOM Exclusive: New Trailer And Poster For Italian Thriller

The morning Stella decides to take her own life, a stranger knocks at her door claiming the guest room he booked for the night.

FrightFest Halloween 2022 Line-up Announced! A Simon Boswell Doc, Joe LoTruglio's Debut And Dystopic Switzerland Feature in Day-long Event

I love going to a film festival during the warm months, ducking out of the Summer heat into a cool, dark theatre to watch fantastic movies with a swarming mass of my peers. However, there is something to be said...

THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS): Final Trailer For Spanish Supernatural Horror Flick

Octogenarian who enters into a state of dementia after the sudden suicide of his wife, sparking a series of paranormal events that will put his family's lives at risk.

Review: VESPER, Dark Fairy Tale With Rapidly Rising Body Count

Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, the eco-punk post-apocalyptic story stars Eddie Marsan and Raffiella Chapman in what is essentially a fairy tale with high production values.

Venice 2022 Review: SKIN DEEP, A Melancholic Exploration of Gender Identity

Director Alex Schaad's feature-length debut uses the subtle sci-fi concept of body-swapping to explore gender identity and body dysmorphia.

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2022: Second Wave With VESPER And THE ARTIFICE GIRL Balanced Out by Grindhouse Antics of MAD HEIDI

Exciting times in Italy these days. No, we're not talking about the swing to the right this past weekend, we're talking about the second wave of titles for the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival!    As the festival gears up for its...

Slash 2022 Review: Melies d'argent Shorts, A Mosaic of Story Delights

As readers know, I'm a champion of the unsung gems of any film festival - the shorts. It's not just about filmmakers' calling cards, it's a film form too often forgotten. Given how we're inundated more with shorter forms via...

Interview: HOLD ME TIGHT Director Mathieu Amalric on Vicky Krieps and His Cinema of Gesture

"Cinema can amplify those parallel lives. In fact, we deal with it each moment in our lives - we either accept or we are scared of them."

LA NUEVA Trailer: A New Short Film From MR. DENTONN's Ivan Villamel And VIEJOS' Raúl Cerezo

Maria is the new teacher who arrives at an old religious school. On her first day, she will have to teach a group of rebellious teens who are part of a punishment class. An unexpected event will turn the classroom into a real hell.

Fantastic Fest 2022: SMILE, MISSING, THE FIVE DEVILS, AMAZING ELISA Kick Things Off

Fall festival season kicks into high gear tonight in Austin, Texas, where the 17th edition of Fantastic Fest opens with its usual gusto. Smile, Missing, The Five Devils and Amazing Elisa are the films that have been chosen to screen...

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival: FLUX GOURMET And SWALLOWED Headline Film Lineup

It is a Switzerland kind of day here at ScreenAnarchy. The Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival announced their full program for this year's edition. There are some terrific films in their lineup so we'd thought we'd do the festival...

Neuchâtel Fantastic Announces Their NIFFF ON TOUR Programme

Our friends at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival have announced the first screenings as part of their NIFF on Tour programme.   The tour kicks off at the EPFL Pavilions in Lausanne, Switzerland, with free screenings of Blaise Harrison's...

Breda 2022 Review: DUYSTER Is Refreshingly Bright

On paper it must have seemed simple: let's do a found-footage horror movie like The Blair Witch Project, but instead of a forest, let's use the Belgian city of Antwerp. And indeed, premise-wise, Duyster and The Blair Witch Project are...

Toronto 2022 Review: DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA

Hospitals are places of miracles and horrors. They are also places of office politics, temporary domestic spaces, and a kind of body-repair shop. The reason why there are so many television medical dramas, is that everything about these places is...

Toronto 2022: MANTICORE, The Brutality of Aching Loneliness

Spanish filmmaker Carlos Vermut (Magical Girl, Quien Te Cantara) has never been one to shy away from difficult subjects or characters, whether it be cruel kidnappings or heartbreaking suicides, his methodical and considerate touch gives more insight and power to...

Toronto 2022 Review: VENUS, Balagueró's Latest Keeps the Blood and Cosmic Action Coming

Don't you hate it when you're trying to pull off the perfect crime under the noses of a local drug lord and you end up having to confront supernatural forces bent on subjugating the earth instead, all the while trying...

Criterion in December 2022: COOLEY HIGH, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Mai Zetterling, Michael Haneke

The Criterion Collection has always put acclaimed filmmakers first. so let's talk about Mai Zetterling and Michael Haneke first. In December 2022, Criterion will be releasing three films from each filmmaker. Michael Haneke: Trilogy collects the first three he directed:...

Toronto 2022 Review: UNREST, A Most Unconventional Biopic

A man with one watch always knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure. Cyril Schäublin’s deep dive into nineteenth century Swiss watchmaking, the business and the labour, alongside the nascent political movement that was...