A generically simplified script weakens this worthy child-soldier drama inspired by, but deliberately veering from, the memoir by Senait G. Mehari.
The promise Salvatore Mereu showed in his debut, "Three-Step Dance," comes to stunning fruition with his elegiac follow-up, "Sonetaula."
An outward expedition is eclipsed by a more fruitful inward journey in this engaging musical documentary.
The forces of pattern and hazard do a dance in Philippe Barcinski's promising and ambitious first feature, "Not by Chance."
Violence begets violence and pat homilies in crimer-cum-morality tale "Lady Jane," from earthy French helmer Robert Guediguian.