An intimate examination of the enigmatic Aum Shinrikyo religious group begun six months after it made world headlines in 1995 by releasing sarin gas in several crowded Tokyo subway stations, "A" is a…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 11, 1999. German and Turkish dialogue. Running time: 72 MIN.
(German and French dialogue)
Managing the not-insubstantial trick of being intellectual and mischievous, "Three Bridges Over the River" is the new pic from French vet Jean-Claude Biette , who has written about film and acted in…
A heartfelt, if somewhat overheated, melodrama set against the Turkish immigrant transvestite community in contempo Berlin, this handsome feature from L.A.- and Istanbul-based writer-director Kutlug…
For more than 15 years, sexual provocateur and fest fixture Monika Treut has been cheerfully championing a laissez-faire approach to pleasures of the flesh in her docus and features ( "The Virgin…
Away-over-the-top eruption of action, music, romance and politics, the first Hindi feature from Mani Ratnam --- India's answer to John Woo, Oliver Stone and Douglas Sirk rolled into one --- is a…
Spouting equal parts rhetoric and precious bodily fluids, this borderline explicit skirmish on the Brazilian front of the war of the sexes reps an audacious and stylish directorial debut. Pic sports…
Co-producers, Frank Roumen, Vera Lastuvkova.
The War in the Highlands," a widescreen period parable about the tragic divisiveness of armed conflict, lacks the dramatic heat or breathtaking vistas necessary to break out beyond territories…