"Love for Sale" is a tale of a woman with dreams for a better life.
A live-in maid leaves the pretentious employer who can no longer pay her.
A fast-moving, engrossing multiple-character drama that brings the AIDS crisis of the 1980s into laser focus, Andre Techine's "The Witnesses" is propelled forward by a sense of urgency. This…
Sensitive, delicate and involving, film is a silky-smooth dramedy.
One of a sandstorm of tales set during the Iran-Iraq war in the '80s, "Night Bus" has a pleasing spareness to its all-male tale about three Iranians charged with driving through the desert to deliver…
Following last year's "Chariton's Choir," "Uranya" is another attempt to concoct a charming coming-of-age tale set in 1968 during Greece's military dictatorship. Here the protags are a band of young…
A disenchanted observer of changing Iranian society, veteran helmer Dariush Mehrjui offers a morbidly engrossing look at a young santouri player caught up in the hell of heroin addiction in "The…
A Dostoevsky-like atmosphere of doom and gloom hangs heavy over a truck driver pushed to commit a terrible crime and then shaken by remorse in Tayfun Pirselimoglu's sober but occasionally intriguing…
Two gay women returning from a holiday inadvertently bring home a Moroccan stowaway who drives a wedge between them, in Marco Simon Puccioni's improbable menage-a-trois, "Shelter." Uneasily mingling…
A young Brazilian girl slides into the world of prostitution in "Happy Desert," a confidently directed but unsurprising tale from Paulo Caldas. Though the issues it tackles are hot, the story…