A rural Anatolian spin on the story of Scheherazade, the protag from "1001 Nights" who tries to ward off the impending violence of her new husband, "Night of Silence" is a riveting chamber drama that…
Berlin Film Festival
First, the bad news: There was no picture in Berlin as moment-to-moment enthralling as Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation," or as monumental as Bela Tarr's "The Turin Horse," to name two standouts from…
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's black and white drama "Caesar Must Die," about prison inmates putting on a Shakespeare production, won the Berlinale's Golden Bear on Saturday.
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu's religious drama "Beyond the Hills."
Yes, movies got sold at Berlin, especially a brace of star-studded actioners and high-profile art pics. But the most striking sign of vitality in the international independent biz today came from…
A tale of a femme Robinson Crusoe with evergreens instead of palms and mountain peaks instead of sandy beaches, "The Wall" reps another showcase for the mesmerizing face of thesp Martina Gedeck.
An account of a Russian soldier trying to retrieve some stolen money, helmer Alexei Mizgiriov's turgid "The Convoy" reps a serious disappointment after "Buben Baraban."
Maya International has closed multiple territory deals for comedy "Ass Backwards" during the Berlin market.
Displaying little in the way of wily self-assurance, charisma or gravitas, the "Twilight Saga" heartthrob doesn't exactly invigorate this flailing English-language adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's…
An account of a girl soldier struggling to survive in a conflict-torn central African state, "War Witch" offers the sort of harrowing experience one would expect given its abominable subject matter.
On one level, "Cherry" is just another story about a girl from the sticks who comes to the big city and becomes a star, except that here the chosen field of endeavor is porn.