Every film festival experiences an off year now and then. Sometimes there just aren't enough good movies out there, or the pics the programmers responded to simply don't click with the critics. The…
Berlin Film Festival
Not every private experience sustains translation into public art, as exemplified by earnest, enervating mood piece "Eighty Letters."
Three Russian-speaking ragamuffins journey across a border into Poland in search of an improved life in affecting but uneven drama "Tomorrow Will Be Better."
The simple, broadly comic tale from Oz helmer Kriv Stenders harks back to the values (production and otherwise) of an earlier era.
In 1982 Peru, a sheltered young girl with a morbid imagination acts out her anxiety over the impending birth of a baby brother in the atmospheric, death-haunted "Bad Intentions."
Two shortened versions of the pic will do best on TV after the present format travels the docu and gay fest circuit.
"7 Sins Forgiven" is a delightfully wicked romp tracking a woman through seven husbands and seven untimely deaths.
A slight but sweet gay romance involving two apprentice farmers.
A coming-of-ager with a few too many false notes.
A memorably peculiar, phallically stylized coming-of-ager.
An intimate look at the lives and forced departures of the last few residents of a Belgian village.