International: Europe

Cannes 2023 Review: KIDNAPPED, Vatican Scandal Grippingly Dramatized

Director Marco Bellocchio tells a historical drama about a boy forcibly taken from his Jewish family and raised as a Catholic.

Cannes 2023 Review: ANATOMY OF A FALL, Underwhelming Palme d'Or Winner

Sandra Hüller stars in a courtroom drama, directed by French filmmaker Justine Triet.

Cannes 2023 Review: ABOUT DRY GRASSES, Turkish Drama Is Too Profound By Half

Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns with his seventh consecutive Cannes Competition entry, another sprawling three-hour plus drama about the human condition.

Frontieres 2023: Full Lineup Announced

The complete lineup of projects participating in this year's Frontières has been announced. The full lineup of both the market and the forum were announced today.    The market is where the bulk of our attention will be placed this...

Now Streaming: THE ARCHITECT (ARKITEKTEN), We All Need Someplace to Live

Eilie Harboe stars in a modestly brilliant new series from Norway, now streaming on Viaplay.

Cannes 2023 Review: CLUB ZERO, Dieting Satire Hits Close to Home

Mia Wasikowska stars as a sinister nutrition coach in Jessica Hausner's new film.

Cannes 2023 Review: PERFECT DAYS, Magic Moments

Wim Wenders' new film.

Cannes 2023: New Podcast Stark Raving Cinema Announced

More news from the Fantastic Pavilion at the Marché du Film in Cannes: a new film and pop culture podcast called Stark Raving Cinema will be launched in June. It was created by Paul McEvoy, co-founder of London’s FrightFest. Here’s...

Friday One Sheet: STRAYS

Here is the tail (sorry...) of two very different marketing campaigns for a Universal Studios R rated talking dog movie, Strays. USA versus Germany. In the United States, the movie star names are almost as big as the photos of...

Cannes 2023 Review: FALLEN LEAVES, Aki Kaurismäki's Deadpan Masterwork

Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki returns to the Cannes competition after 12 years with a superlative romantic comedy.

RESTORE POINT Trailer: Czech Blade Runner Dazzles with Retrofuturist Visuals

Robert Hloz' noir sci-fi thriller blends brutalist aesthetics and a futuristic murder mystery in a world where death can be reversed.

Cannes 2023 Review: OMEN (AUGURE) Paints Kaleidoscopic Africa Here and Now

Belgian rapper Baloji's film stars Marc Zinga, Eliane Umuhire and Marcel Otete Kabeya.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE OTHER LAURENS, Deadpan Belgian Neo-Noir with Visual Flair

Olivier Rabourdin and Louise Leroy star; Claude Schmitz directed.

THE BODY Trailer: True Story of Czech Pro Diver Who Took the Leap into Adult Entertainment

Directed by Natálie Císařovská, the film unearths the dramatic life story of a renowned Czech diver.

Cannes 2023 Review: YOUTH (SPRING), Chronicle of China's Working Class Youth

Chinese director Wang Bing makes his Cannes Competition debut with a stunning, expansive work about China's youth working in the country's garment industry.

Cannes 2023 Review: OCCUPIED CITY, Tales From WWII-Era Amsterdam

Steve McQueen directs a 4.5 hour Holocaust documentary.

MAD HEIDI: Swiss Grindhouse Epic Heads to U.S. for One Night Only

We've been madly anticipating Mad Heidi ever since our own Todd Brown reported on the film's crowdfunding campaign in 2018. Trent Haaga (68 Kill, Cheap Thrills) joined the screenwriting team in 2020, as our own Andrew Mack reported at the...

Cannes 2023: European Genre Forum Reveals Project Selection at the Fantastic Pavilion

The pretty impressive Fantastic Pavilion has been the place of encounter for the genre film community at the Marché du Film in Cannes. Straight out of the Pavilion, now we share a press release by the European Genre Forum, revealing...

Cannes 2023 Review: THE ZONE OF INTEREST, Jonathan Glazer's Oblique Holocaust Drama

Sandra Hüller and Christian Friedel star in a German-language film, directed by Jonathan Glazer.

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition

Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...