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…
A pleasurable reflection on everything and nothing, "I Dream of My Friends" is right up there in minimalist heaven. Story of a strong, silent Euro dude's four ambivalent, inconclusive encounters over…
Reviewed at Thessaloniki Film Festival (New Horizons section), Greece, Nov. 10, 1993. Running time: 60 MIN.
Also with: Kippei Shiina, Yoshiko Shimizu, Ryo Iwamatsu, Hiroshi Kobayashi.
The fruitless odyssey of a trio of refugees from Albania to Greece provides a potent dramatic core to "From the Snow," but writer-director Sotiris Goritsas keeps his subject at arm's length…
"Distant Trampling of Horses" revisits the historic 1935 Long March by Chinese communists in disenchanted terms. Arduousness, injustice, prolonged hardship and human loss are intimately depicted…