Back in March, British film historian and Guardian blogger Ronald Bergan launched a withering attack on the state of contemporary film criticism.
In 1979, Paul Greengrass became the first person to get permission to film inside Northern Ireland's notorious Maze Prison, which housed paramilitary prisoners.
For French producers keen to crack the Asian market, Pusan is fast becoming a shop window sans pareil.
The scoop: Paris is the hot spot. The pledge that Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe made six years ago to put the City of Light back in lights on the film map is finally coming true, thanks to the digital…
Six of EFP's most prestigious graduates do their alma mater proud.
The U.S. leads in digital adoptions and, by extension, the upgrades needed to show 3-D features. But experts expect the "U2 3D" demo at Cannes, as well as 3-D content announced by the studios, to…
Last month Gallic mini-major MK2 gambled on a virtual future by becoming the first European film exhibitor to launch its own video-on-demand Web site, MK2VOD.com. "We've been planning this for a…
During the Nouvelle Vague's heyday, Gallic auteurs generally showed contempt for adapting anything approaching classic status. The tone was set by Francois Truffaut in his influential essay, "A…
As the first British helmer -- and only the second Brit ever (thesp Dirk Bogarde was first in 1984) -- to be made president of the Cannes Film Festival, Stephen Frears finds himself in a unique…
Judging by the resumes of the 15 filmmakers who made the cut for this year's Atelier du Cinema -- Cannes' spotlight on in-the-works projects from emerging filmmakers -- the competition for places…
At 73, Roman Polanski, once the pre-eminent enfant terrible of world cinema, has reached the sort of respectable age where lifetime achievement awards start to line up like dominoes. After he was…