Founder of Colombian outfit Contravia Films, Oscar Ruiz Navia’s acclaimed directorial debut, "Crab Trap," was Colombia’s first ever Oscar candidate and won a Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Berlin…
Locarno Film Festival
Alexander Sokurov philosophizes about cinema, culture, and politics in Leena Kilpelainen's enjoyable docu "The Voice of Sokurov," an appealing fest item that's most interesting when the cultivated…
"ThuleTuvalu" will be remembered as one of the earliest docus on global warming to sideline impersonal statistics and talking-head scientists and instead focus on the people already affected.
Neasa Ni Chianain ("Fairytale of Kathmandu") crafts an evocative portrait of Neal MacGregor, a jewelry designer who turned his back on the world and ended his days in a stone shack on an…
Andrea Staka's long-awaited follow-up to her award-winning 2006 drama, "Fraulein," is similarly concerned with issues of displacement and belonging, though in "Cure — The Life of Another," she pairs…
The description of noted d.p. Chienn Hsiang's feature helming debut, "Exit," suggests a Tsai Ming-liang knockoff.
A couple of graffiti kids with the social engagement of well-meaning teens express themselves in the Colombian city of Cali in "Los hongos."
A self-absorbed, low-rent wheeler-dealer tries to motivate his gumptionless son in Bonifacio Angius' monotonous drama "Perfidia."
For those absolutely convinced of the genius of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's "Leviathan," along comes J.P. Sniadecki ("People's Park") with his sensory documentary "The Iron Ministry."
Argentine helmer Martin Rejtman makes a predictably unpredictable return to features after a 10-year hiatus with "Two Shots Fired."
Docu helmer Gabriel Mascaro makes his fiction feature debut with "August Winds," an atmospheric, meditative drama with nonfiction elements set in Brazil's northeastern Alagoas state.