This character-driven, allegorical epic should resonate with niche arthouse audiences in North America.
A Place in Heaven
Three new entries this weekend can’t upset “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The Weinstein Co.’s biopic will take first place in its soph sesh, headed to about $16 million, and even Warner Bros.’ “We’re the…
HONG KONG — "These Final Hours," an apocalyptic thriller by Zak Hilditch, has been acquired for a wide release by leading Australian distributor Roadshow Films. Although “Hours” is billed by…
LONDON — Berlin-based sales and production company Picture Tree Intl., which launched at the Berlin Film Festival, has added “Mary Queen of Scots” and “Metalhead” to its line-up at the Toronto Film…
After “Titanic 3D” made a huge splash in China, Universal bowed its “Jurassic Park” multidimensional re-release on the mainland, where it grossed an impressive $6.3 million on opening day. The 3D…
This taut, nuanced longform work from Agnieszka Holland reps a valuable contribution to our understanding of the past half-century of Czech history.
An exquisitely photographed but dramatically underwhelming portrait of little-known Polish-Roma poet Bronislawa Wajs.
“Hungarian cinema is back,” declares Agnes Havas, chief exec of the Hungarian National Film Fund, after Janos Szasz’s “Le Grand Cahier" (The Notebook), the first film funded by her young org to…
Arthouse programmers should take note of this snappy, sparkling comedy from talented Czech helmer-scribe Alice Nellis.
Hungarian helmer Janos Szasz's drama is a distinctively photographed, chillingly atmospheric tale of wartime horrors.
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival's Works in Progress Award has gone to tragicomedy "Blind Dates" from Georgia, which has replaced Romania as the rising star among European…