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. 17, 1999. Original title: Janmadinam. Malayalam dialogue. Running time: 105 MIN.
Produced by Erik Stappenbeck, Joerg Wagner.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 12, 1999. English and German dialogue. Running time: 112 MIN.
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…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 11, 1999. German and Turkish dialogue. Running time: 72 MIN.
(German and French dialogue)
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…