Adolescent amour gets a spirited but uneven once-over in "Under the Stars," a neatly packaged feature bow by 22-year-old Antoine Desrosieres. Director's gifts for physical comedy, coupled with those…
Reviewed at Turin Intl. Young Cinema Festival (competing), Italy, Nov. 15, 1993. Running time: 97 MIN.
Reviewed at Turin Intl. Young Cinema Festival (competing), Italy, Nov. 16, 1993. Running time: 63 MIN.
More smoldering glances than bullets are exchanged in the sweaty, Mexican siege movie "In the Middle of Nowhere." First-time helmer Hugo Rodriguez keeps the tension humming and cleverly sustains a…
A brief encounter sets an emotionally isolated girl's life in motion in "Lilly," firstfeature of Canadian director David Marcoux. Blending oddball melodrama, soap-operatic angst and earnest…
Screenplay, Grammatikos, Achilleas Kyriakides. Camera (color), Costis Gikas; editor, Giorgos Giannopoulos; music, Kyriakos Sfetsas; art direction, costume design, Youla Zoiopoulou; sound, Antonis…
Reviewed at Turin Intl. Young Cinema Festival (competing), Italy, Nov. 18, 1993. Running time: 105 MIN.
Reviewed at Turin Intl. Young Cinema Festival (competing), Italy, Nov. 14, 1993. Running time: 85 MIN.
Childhood candor and resilience are seamlessly wedded with adultlike pragmatism in the affecting young leads of "The Last Cold Days." Directing duo Bolat Kalymbetov and Bulat Iskakov pack a poetic…
A Japanese schoolgirl unwittingly sets off a catastrophic chain of events in 26-year-old Shinobu Yagushi's appealingly off-kilter debut, "Down the Drain." Rough-edged, unpredictable black comedy…