First invited to Cannes in 1997, when her student short "Les vacances" won the jury prize, Emmanuelle Bercot has been back several times — unveiling her graduate thesis in Cinefondation the following…
On paper, "Inside Out" sounded like another lunatic gamble: an adventure that takes place entirely within the head of an 11-year-old girl, featuring her Emotions as characters.
The spirit of the American West lives on in France, of all places, where devotees put on their cowboy hats and jeans to attend carnivals where they ride horses and dance to country music.
The somber "shade" described by Colombian director Cesar Acevedo's "Land and Shade" refers to a thick cloud of soot that hovers over the film's put-upon peasant family.
In the 35 years since "Ordinary People," American cinema has told and retold stories of how a death in the family can reveal the dysfunction no one wanted to admit was there. "Louder Than Bombs" is…
In the beginning, things went a bit differently than the Good Book would have us believe — or at least, that's the playful conceit behind Jaco Van Dormael's "The Brand New Testament," an irreverent…
Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to recognize that a relationship has run its course — or more difficult still, that the match may not have been healthy in the first place.
Family members were exiled, supporters assassinated and the record expunged after Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown by a military coup d'etat in 1973, leaving a hole in his country's…
For those who love the writing of Amos Oz, the Israeli storyteller's autobiographical "A Tale of Love and Darkness" illuminates his reasons for picking up the pen in the first place, pointing to his…
In this era of fairy-tale prequels, sequels and spinoffs, how often do audiences encounter stories of wicked queens, licentious kings and captive princesses in which they don't already know what…