"Vaclav" is an unorthodox yet involving rural drama, culled from true events, that blends elements of "Rain Man" and "My Sweet Little Village."
Berlin Film Festival
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.
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.
Helmer Manijeh Hekmat returns with a strong, naturalistic drama about Iranian women searching for their roots amid questions about their country's heritage.
Romance blooms between two boys in rural Louisiana in "Dream Boy."