Like the fragile bonsai trees that have grown so popular here, many Asian films require a softly, softly approach if they are to flourish. Few Western distribs have been as successful at the art of…
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It was as a film director that Luc Besson discovered the abandoned coal-fire power station where La Cite du Cinema will eventually stand. The year was 1993, and Besson, along with a scaled-down crew…
With construction on Luc Besson's new film studio on the edge of Paris due to start imminently, the movie mogul hopes the new facility in the northern suburb of Seine Saint Denis, which he has…
Fresh French film talent poised to break out this year.
French films coming to a festival near you. Gangster sagas, Creole hauntings among anticipated Franco fare.
European film used to be about catching the latest Fellini, digging the latest Truffaut, unearthing an Antonioni. The cult of the auteur was all pervading, and the pics made were generally on a small…
This year, the EFA will present its inaugural Prix Eurimages co-production kudo to Austrian Veit Heiduschka (Wega Film) and France's Margaret Menegoz (Les Films du Losange), who have co-produced such…
There are high hopes that ParisFX, the first special effects confab of its kind to be staged in France, will raise the profile of an industry that, though flourishing at home, needs government…
When Ivan Poharnok founded the Budapest-based special effects company Filmefex in 1996, most of the work was for commercials. Now it's almost exclusively feature films. This year, Filmefex has…
During the 1960s Vit Komrzy was studying to be an architect and mucking about with video art and animation as a hobby. Then came the Prague Spring, and Komrzy, like so many Czechs, decided to change…
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