Drastic extremes of poverty and privilege have long been interlocked in Johannesburg, yet while the city's reputation as a township-encircled crime capital has informed the likes of "Tsotsi" and…
Berlin Film Festival
Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to “Gueros,” Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Mexican coming-of-age comedy that won the best first feature award at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. “Gueros” is…
Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman's “The Pearl Button,” which won the Silver Bear award for best script at the Berlin Film Festival last month. “The Pearl…
Specific cultural and political accents flavor universal coming-of-age territory in Josh Kim's appealing, unassuming "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)."
LONDON — The Berlin Intl. Film Festival, one of the world’s top movie gatherings, has revealed its dates for next year. The 66th edition of the Berlinale will run Feb. 11-21, 2016. This year’s fest…
For the truest depiction of how it feels to come of age in the Lone Star state, look no farther than Micah Magee's "Petting Zoo," a piercingly authentic, diamond-in-the-rough debut inspired by its…
A chamber drama in which even the chamber itself is on the verge of collapse, Raoul Peck's "Murder in Pacot" offers little scope for healing as it surveys the geographical and psychological wreckage…
If the global "It Gets Better" campaign has lent a certain familiarity to narratives of gay teenage oppression and self-realization, that's hardly something to be held against "Misfits."
An octogenarian biodynamic farmer battles bureaucracy in his quest to preserve Danish Red dairy cattle, and to practice crop and animal husbandry in a respectful manner, in the inspiring…
German humor is a distinctly conflicted concept in "Hedi Schneider is Stuck," an improbably wry, compassionate character comedy about that least chucklesome of topics: clinical depression.