Troubled by his sexual orientation, a teacher gets an education in self-acceptance and forgiveness during a rural pastorale in this beautifully crafted bittersweet dramedy from Czech writer-helmer…
German writer-helmer Caroline Link defies expectations as deliberately as "A Year Ago in Winter's" rebellious heroine does.
Thesp Nandita Das, an acclaimed performer in India's socially conscious regional cinemas -- as well as Mira Nair's "Earth" and "Fire" --transitions to the director's chair with mixed results in…
Hitting a sweet spot somewhere between Bollywood and earnest independent fare, South Indian writer-helmer Priyadarshan's poignant historical drama "Kanchivaram" offers the universal resonance of a…
The Soviet Union's race to put the first man in space supplies a backdrop to the talky, symbol-laden period drama "Paper Soldier," from Russian helmer Alexey German Jr. ("The Last Train," "Garpastum).
Will a B&W post-film noir thriller from Bulgaria be the next big thing? When Javor Gardev's debut feature, "Zift," which won two prizes at June's Moscow fest, makes its North American bow in Toronto…
Set during the repressive regime of Ethiopian dictator Haile Mariam Mengistu, "Teza" unfolds through the eyes of a German-educated intellectual who returns to his homeland full of naive idealism…
"Vinyan" is a convoluted genre exercise that doesn't go down as smoothly as the long list of co-producers undoubtedly hoped.
The story of a protective father's overweening love for his mentally unstable daughter plays out against the backdrop of fascist Italy in Pupi Avati's 37th feature,
Vet docu-essayist Avi Mograbi permits his personal ideology, interests and, per usual, onscreen seriocomic musings to overpower "Z32," an idiosyncratic take on soldiers' traumatic memories of horrors…
As frothy as the eponymous subject's evening gowns, debuting director (and Vanity Fair journo) Matt Tyrnauer's observational docu frequently plays like an extended Fashion Channel segment crossed…