Without breaking new ground in the subgenre of hymns to traditional life in Inner Mongolia, ethnic helmer Hasichaolu capably pays respect in "Urtin duu."
The renewal of an ancient family feud leads to redemption for an outcast son in "Shiro's Head," the first-ever feature made in Guam by Guamanians.
A delightfully goofy summer-camp comedy, "Sorasoi" reps another feather in the eccentric cap of Japanese helmer Katsuhito Ishii.
A terminal-illness drama bursting with humor and life-affirming optimism, Filipino entry "100" charts the final months of a 33-year-old career girl dedicated to making the most of every remaining…
An appealing coming-of-ager about three Indonesian schoolboys contemplating life in the lead-up to final exams, "Pesantren" evenhandedly tackles religious and social issues affecting Islamic youth…
A pleasant gambol through the backwoods of Quebec with a drag singing duo and a mysterious oldster, "Victoria" is most noteworthy as the first feature helmed by key French New Wave thesp Anna Karina…
A schoolteacher haunted by memories of the students he lost in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, "Ocean of an Old Man" has insufficient ideas to fill out its running time.
South Korean experimentalist Roh Gyeong-tae delivers a decidedly mixed bag with his sophomore outing "Land of Scarecrows." Following his widely praised debut, "The Last Dining Table," this study of…
The lush Thai meller "A Moment in June" elegantly intertwines love stories set in 1972 and 1999 with the staging of a play deeply connected to both. Although slightly overlong and a tad too talky…
A big-hearted let's-put-on-a-show comedy centered on a despondent musician who gets his mojo back with a band of eccentric amateurs in his provincial hometown, "Cape No. 7" reps a promising debut by…