In fascinating Swedish docu "Every Face Has A Name," helmer Magnus Gertten tracks down and interviews survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35mm archival film reel showing their arrival…
Debuting helmer-writer Sanna Lenken brings some humor and charm to a difficult issue before her pic ultimately spirals into moralistic Afterschool Special territory.
Whatever one’s feelings about the right to die with dignity, it’s not easy to watch even a fictional character commit assisted suicide in excruciating detail, and this difference will likely color…
Serious treatments of weighty issues took the main awards at this year's Goteborg Film Festival, running Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, the first under the leadership of new artistic director Jonas Holmberg. …
Last spring at the Cannes Film Festival, nearly all the projects in competition hailed from directors already well-known on the Croisette. And then there was "Wild Tales."
With its breathtaking landscapes, dazzling cinematography, bloody battles and unique cultural traditions, the pic provides a fetching piece of exotica for Western festival audiences.
What makes "Happy Times" stand out, and lends it considerable charm, is that it also acknowledges how contradictory human beings and their relationships can be.
This debut feature from Afghanistan-born, Iran-based helmer-writer Jamshid Mahmoudi and his producer brother Navid does a good job of picturing the tensions that come with being part of a population…