In southwest Iran, near the Iraqi border, a resourceful 16-year-old baggage porter becomes smitten with a slightly older Iraqi who's not what she seems in Iranian helmer Rouhollah Hejazi's…
Changing circumstances challenge the divorce plans of an upper middle-class Tehran couple in Iranian helmer Mani Haghigi's attenuated melodrama "Canaan."
Three plucky sisters share a decrepit house in Tehran and struggle to survive financial and other hardships in vet Iranian helmer Siamak Shayeghi's "Winter Dreams."
The ancient Kyrgyz custom of bride kidnapping, still practiced in some rural areas, underpins the atmospheric but uneven comedy-drama "Pure Coolness."
Now that New York-based gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello fills venues accommodating thousands and charismatic founder-frontman Eugene Hutz has the lead in Madonna's "Filth and Wisdom," the days when…
Two bourgeois Swedish couples find a dinner-party discussion about adultery leads to serious repercussions in Danish helmer Simon Staho's "Heaven's Heart."
A Dublin Catholic schoolgirl worries about measuring up to her peers in everything from bra size to boyfriend in "32A."
Right-wing former general-turned-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gets mostly sympathetic treatment in docu "Sharon."
Practical aspects of Koran-sanctioned polygamy play out in a small Iranian village in "Four Wives -- One Man."
Casting a rueful eye on the naive ideals and narcissistic excesses of the flower-power era, Gudny Halldorsdottir's period drama "The Quiet Storm" examines a miscarriage of justice and exhumes some…
A woman previously devoted to work and family takes time to pursue her private passion, writing.