China's film market is booming. But while the burgeoning number of new cinema screens is fueling wild expansion, the pressure to get one of the key slots in the sked is growing.
Berlin Film Festival
Berlinale competition title "Innocent Saturday," directed by Alexander Mindadze and produced by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergei Melkumov, is among the Russian titles being touted at the EFM this year.
Russian box office broke through the billion dollar barrier in 2010 and is destined never to look back, forecasts by industry experts suggest.
Self-ruled Taiwan's biz is riding high these days, as it gradually emerges from the shadow of its rival and benefactor, Mainland China, with an ever greater focus on commercial movies.
Pic brings Poland its first look at emo culture but overplays its hand.
Victoria Mahoney's semi-autobiographical debut is strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.
"Mid-August Lunch" director Gianni Di Gregorio delivers another intimate comedy marked by spontaneity and ease.
Owning a slice of the production pie is key to surviving today's tough film market, agreed members of Saturday's EFM panel.
A sprawling but only intermittently successful foray into serious storytelling from pink-film legend Zeze Takahisa.
Simmering resentments and raging hormones dominate this estrogen-heavy two-hander.