An unblinking, deeply resonant look at three women and their families navigating a government-imposed relocation in an underprivileged section of Los Angeles.
Berlin Film Festival
A dramatization of a real-life 1818 rural encounter between a stigmatic nun and the devout writer sent to document her beliefs.
"Vaclav" is an unorthodox yet involving rural drama, culled from true events, that blends elements of "Rain Man" and "My Sweet Little Village."
Another tedious exercise in emotional and technical sterility from determined French auteur Laetitia Masson, "Guilty" is no pleasure.
Female pluck, national pride and Olympic ambition coalesce very slowly in "Forever the Moment," a dramatically flaccid sports drama capped by a powerful finale.
A high-ranking retired cop with Alzheimer's suspects there's a killer loose in his nursing home in Nicolas Boukhrief's unusual, cerebral thriller "Cortex."
A woman previously devoted to work and family takes time to pursue her private passion, writing.
Vet Hong Kong action director Ching Siu-tung evokes an earlier, less complicated production age with the fast-moving crowdpleaser "An Empress and the Warriors."
An interesting experiment in town involvement gets overwhelmed by lensing inconsistencies and lousy thesping in debut helmer Nello La Marca's drawn-out Sicilian drama "Motherland."
Zero Chou's "Drifting Flowers" moseys along for 90-odd minutes, seemingly content to speak largely in lesbian cliches.