Zrinka Cvitesic burst on the Croatian film scene in 2005 at age 26 in "What Is a Man Without a Moustache," playing a young widow who helps a priest, and falls in love with him.
For Anthony Chen, who won Cannes' Camera d'Or prize for his debut "Ilo Ilo," the support didn't end on the Croisette.
Like her compatriot Steve McQueen, helmer-writer director Clio Barnard is art school-trained and first galvanized attention with short films and installation works.
Lebanese-American helmer Rola Nashef delivers a lively slice-of-life in this mainstream-friendly romantic comedy largely set at a Detroit gas station.
Linor Abargil bravely confronts her experience as a victim of sexual assault in an uplifting documentary that would benefit from a clearer focus and more precise assembly.
This tale of an overweight couple who relocate from the suburbs to Mexico City is as soft, sweet and insubstantial as a marshmallow.
Long, static shots and naturalistic performances are combined to disappointing, borderline-boring effect in Michel and Victoria Franco's elliptical feature.
This well-researched, smartly assembled documentary makes a persuasive case on behalf of responsible water management.
Samuel Kishi Leopo makes an appealing feature debut with this tender, pitch-perfect coming-of-ager.
Avi Nesher's unusual dramedy offers a stylish and amusing riff on "Chinatown" by way of "Alice in Wonderland."