This look at the extravagant pastimes of Qatari sheikhs one sportive desert weekend simply asks us to gawk at the often-bizarre contrasts on display, with all context and explanation off the menu.
Locarno Film Festival
It’s oddly appropriate that Argentine director Eduardo Williams’ feature debut, “The Human Surge” picked up the top prize in Locarno’s “Filmmakers of the Present” sidebar, because watching it does…
A visually rich though narratively challenging film that aims to fold Buddhist ideas into an imaginative reflection on the unstable notion of anonymity.
An unpretentious delight that replicates the quasi-stilted dialogue of language classes to disarmingly grant deeper life to the immigrant experience.
A nice guy trapped when his car is crushed by a collapsed tunnel tries to maintain his spirits while the rescue operation flounders.
A quietly intense femme-centric drama about a woman trying to negotiate patriarchal traditions in order to get her younger sister engaged.
Expectedly epic though disappointingly weak in production numbers, the film has sporadic visual enjoyments yet doesn't live up to its potential.
The film refuses to let up in its depiction of Bulgaria's corrupt post-Communist society, yet its lack of nuance works against any profound statement.
A hospitalized young man in a partial body cast spends years striving to hold on to some quality of life in Radu Jude's 1930s-set distancing drama.
Arthouse lovers, including those not always in synch with João Pedro Rodrigues' style, may be perplexed but are sure to find much pleasure in his distinct individualism.
Designed as a warning to parents, the film is armor-plated against criticism, yet the facile treatment of this hot-button topic never rises above a TV issue-of-the-week broadcast.