South Africa may have 11 official languages to reflect its rich patchwork of tribes and cultures, but the country's modest film industry hasn't taken many of them into account. That's reason enough…
The first Venda-language feature in film history is a stilted fusion of folk tale and soap-opera sensibilities.
Unimaginable to most non-residents, the paranoia that is part of living in South Africa is realized with subtle specificity in "Layla Fourie," the third feature from Johannesburg-born helmer Pia…
The idea of severe French formalist Bruno Dumont taking on a costume biopic, and with a major star in the lead to boot, initially seemed an aberration, perhaps the auteur equivalent of Dylan going…
A precious, pointless exercise in designer neurosis from mononymic artist-turned-filmmaker Carter.
Bruno Barreto's intimate, affecting, somewhat lumpily paced biopic focuses chiefly on poet Elizabeth Bishop's 15-year lesbian relationship with headstrong Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
A foray into fiction of sorts for Deutsch, but still of a piece with his previous experimental work, meticulously designed pic might be more at home on the gallery screening circuit.
"I'm going to watch this funny movie, 'Jeanne Dielman,'" the protagonist of "Soldate Jeannette" bizarrely announces -- and indeed, the most flattering read of Daniel Hoesl's striking but inscrutable…
A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies, whose restrictive patent laws amount…
As a stroke patient looking helplessly on as her body progressively fails her, Riva's performance carries both an emotional wallop and a high degree of technical difficulty.