Offering classic lovers-on-the-run melodrama amid spectacular widescreen backdrops, Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville's "Tengri: Blue Heavens" is arthouse exotica of the most accessible sort.
Director Neele Vollmar's second feature, "Peaceful Times," is a 1960s-set family dramedy that doesn't quite have the stuff to make a dent at arthouses abroad.
More than any discernible narrative arc, it's the "ruta de la sal" (salt route) wending through remote Andean habitations that shapes "Pachamama."
Bored, frustrated small-town youth again boil over into senseless violence in "Weltstadt."
The kind of slavish homage to cinema itself that's not quite as charming as it thinks but charms nonetheless, Koki Mitani's "The Magic Hour" echoes "Tropic Thunder" in that it involves actors…
An amusingly convoluted narrative that brings together equally clueless yakuza, police and semi-innocent bystanders to search for a couple allegedly missing people.
The enduring international fanbase for vintage French chanson and pop music should salivate over "Discorama, by Glaser."
"Farewell Gulsary" is based on a story by recently deceased Krygyzstan author Chinghiz Aitmatov that was filmed in 1968.
Iran-born, Vienna-based TV and docu vet Arash T. Riahi's assured "For a Moment, Freedom" is yet another immigrant-in-peril border-crossing tale.
Breezy tale of two dudes vying for a comely lass in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey is nearly dialogue-free, driven simply by the desires, voyeuristic gazes and favored "Colombiano" soundtrack…