While "The King's Speech" follows the man who would be king, Prince Albert of York, as he stammers his way through speech therapy during his ascent to the throne, the framing of the film itself…
How does an Oscar for foreign-language film impact the career of the pic's director?
The selection of Tetsuya Nakashima's revenge drama "Confessions" as Japan's nominee for a foreign-language Oscar surprised many biz insiders here. Despite its stellar B.O. -- $45 million -- the pic…
Named after the oldest (and hippest) district of Taipei, Doze Niu's "Monga" represents both Taiwan's past and future.
Most of the Latin American pics vying for a foreign-language Oscar nom this year are feature debuts, heralding a sea change sweeping through Latin America's film industries.
The remake rights for foreign-language pics have always been a hot commodity -- "Let Me In," remade from Swedish hit "Let the Right One In," is the latest high-profile example.
As lyrically shot and poignant as it may be, "Steam of Life" inarguably makes for an unusual choice to rep Finland in the Oscar race for foreign-language feature, though for different reasons…
Albania “East, West, East” (Gjergj Xhuvani) Algeria “Outside the Law” (Rachid Bouchareb) Argentina “Carancho” (Pablo Trapero) Austria “La Pivellina” (Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel) Azerbaijan “The…
SYDNEY -- Helmer-scribe David Michod has capped off an amazing year with his crime drama "Animal Kingdom" taking 10 honors -- including film, director and writer -- at the Australian Film Institute…
MARRAKECH -- First-time helmer Park Jung-bum's "The Journals of Musan," about a North Korean defector, has won the Golden Star for film at the 10th Marrakech Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
Variety has unveiled its 16th annual Directors to Watch list.