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…
In 2011, while country crooner and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell prepared to tour in support of his latest album, his family revealed that he had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
A hodgepodge of plot points fail to gel in satisfying fashion in "Eyes of a Thief," Palestinian helmer-writer Najwa Najjar's follow-up to her acclaimed feature debut, "Pomegranates and Myrrh."
When a Kosova woman anonymously reveals to an international journalist that she and others were raped during the war with Serbia, the fallout from this repressed secret threatens to tear apart the…
Working on multiple levels, the film is also a coming-of-age story; a portrait of the artist as a young woman who grows to understand what she wants and what is most important.
Helmer Zvonimir Juric captures the atmosphere of volatility and despair in a place where former deeds are not easily forgotten and the recent past is still a raw wound.
Estonian helmer Martti Helde's debut is an art film in every sense of the word; the extraordinary visual techniques he uses to convey a sense of being frozen in time won't be to all tastes, but those…