A long-gestating project of profound weight and intricate sadness that grapples with loss in myriad forms, viewed through the prism of Cairo's siren-like cacophony.
Based on the epistles of Antonio Lobo Antunes, the pic uses the letters written to his pregnant wife to showcase the affectingly expressed love they shared, but too much voice-over weakens their…
As Egypt's dire political situation receives belated attention from Western media, festivals are beginning to look at a small number of films coming out of the country. But what are the criteria for…
"Hedi" can be read as an intimate relationship film as well as a comment on Tunisia's desire to break free from decades of expectation.
As an introspective study of man's place in nature, Pablo Lamar's film has its merits, but as a mournful reverie on age and death, the film emptily grasps at transcendence.
Non-fiction elements hold considerably more emotional weight than scripted parts, though the premise of mixing a stranger with real small town locals is intriguing.
A doctor in his 40s becomes obsessed with a hedonistic young woman in this potent cautionary tale of age knowing its place.
An utterly guileless charmer in which the helmer's tender filial devotion and emotional commitment will disarm the most cynical auds.
Yves Angelo's engrossing though exaggerated psychological noir excels in creating fascinating characters, though the pic suffers from an overextended middle.
A young Dutch geologist loses his way and his reason in this elliptical tale contrasting the protag's instability with the immutability of Mother Nature, Norwegian style.
Philippe Claudel offers no surprises after establishing the initial set up of lonely child and irresponsible white trash adults in eastern France, though the Chicago jury gave the pic several prizes.