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…
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…
Miramax looks to be in a distinctly Disney frame of mind with its Stateside pickup "Me Let's Hope I Make It," a winsomely bittersweet schoolroom lark whose social dissection is colored with disarming…
In chronicling the buildup to the assassinations of anti-Mafia crusader Giovanni Falcone, his wife and fellow judge Paolo Borsellino last year, director Giuseppe Ferrara delivers an earnest and…
Italian sales companies aren't turned off by the lack of an official market at the grande dame of European film festivals. With most international territories elusive to all but a handful of Italo…
When the Italian economy took a tumble last fall and joined the world's recessionites, the movie industry screamed that the sky was falling. Now, however, the gloom merchants are biting their tongues.
With a tighter selection this time around, the programmers of the Venice fest's Italian Panorama sidebar are confident that less is definitely more.
Caro Diario (Dear Diary). Prod.: Sacher Film. Dir.: Nanni Moretti. Cast: Moretti, Renato Carpentieri. Auto-biopic about illness that struck actor-helmer Moretti. Skedded release: November.