Terrific editing, an evocative score by Sigur Ros, and an impressive selection of archival footage combine to capture the varied emotions of circus spectacles, from wonder to unease and back again.
San Sebastian Film Festival
An engrossing though predictable drama that excels at capturing the sensation of being trapped in both a dead-end location and within the bosom of the family.
Sebastian Brahm's compassionate script grants his characters and his audience a refreshing maturity in this intimate woman-focused drama.
Directed with arresting yet subtle flair by Svetla Tsotsorkova, the film combines chamber piece elements with sensitivity to landscape, light, and the ways people observe each other.
A pleasant but slight pic buoyed by adolescents newcomers who aren't to know that ineffectual teachers, invisible parents, and cool kids vs. nerds are all yawningly standard-issue fare.
Disturbing Swedish drama "Granny's Dancing On The Table," from writer-helmer Hanna Skold, uses live action and stop-motion animation with voiceover narration to trace familial dysfunction and abuse…
SAN SEBASTIAN – Following up pre-TIFF deals to the U.K. (Metrodome) and Spain (Festival Films) and a Magnolia Pictures U.S. pick-up at Toronto, Fortissimo Films has clinched further sales at San…
Michael Oblowitz's "Heavy Water: The Life and Times of Nathan Fletcher" profiles Fletcher – a scion of a royal family of surfing and key figure in Big Wave history, a prodigy at 11, burnt out at 16…
SAN SEBASTIAN– Docu-musical 'London Road' closes the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 25. It marks Rufus Norris' sophomore directorial outing as a film director after 2012's romantic drama…
Iona and son Bull flee from a big city, burn their car on an island, cross by ferry to Iona, the mother's birthplace, off the Isle of Mull. Scott Graham, the director of "Iona," says he visited the…
SAN SEBASTIAN – In Spaniard Fernando Colomo's "Isla Bonita," Fer, a washed up adman emerging from his third divorce but still an-incurable romantic, receives an invite from his old friend Miguel…