This ultra-light comic item from Malaysia's Liew Seng Tat is loaded with racially problematic scenes and homophobic gags.
Locarno Film Festival
The restless spirits of Portugal's post-colonial underclass stumble dazedly though the wilds of "Horse Money," director Pedro Costa's latest bulletin from the Lisbon slum known as Fontainhas.
LOCARNO – Pushing out business at Locarno on "Dancing Arabs," "Love Island" and "Listen Up Philip," sales agent the Match Factory announced Tuesday it has world sales rights to "Itsi Bitsi," directed…
European Producers Launch Bridging The Dragon Initiative To Forge Closer Ties With Chinese Film Industry (EXCLUSIVE)
LOCARNO – The European and Chinese film industries are looking to forge closer ties through a groundbreaking new initiative called Bridging the Dragon being launched by Italian multi-hyphenate…
Jasmila Zbanic's cringe-worthy "Love Island" is a misfire on all counts.
LOCARNO – Produced by Rio's Bubble Project and Luiz Alberto Gentile’s Crisis Produtivas and directed by Ives Rosenfeld, friendship drama "Aspirantes" (Hopefuls) won the Locarno Festival's Carte…
LOCARNO – Brainstorming a wide range of distribution issues, Locarno's Step-In one-afternoon group sessions – organized by Nadia Dresti, Locarno head of international, and industry consultant Sophie…
Locarno Talent: Q&A With Swiss Director Matthias Huser on Filming His Picturesque ‘Experience’ in Poland
As a first time feature film director at the Locarno Film Festival, Matthias Huser is in amazement. Raised in Switzerland, Huser returns to his home country to celebrate the world premiere of his new…
Rio-based outfit Bubbles Project, the producer behind Locarno Festival’s Carte Blanche 2014 Prize winner "Hopefuls," is teaming with Brazil’s Baleia Filmes, Mutante Cine in Uruguay and Germany’s…
LOCARNO – Talk about raising the bar. At Locarno, Brazil's Fabiano Gullane, co-founder with brother Caio of Sao Paulo-based Gullane Filmes, is unveiling to sales agents and potential co-producers the…