If one of the most interesting developments in world cinema recently has been the emergence of a coherent and impressive national new wave in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Rezo Gigineishvili…
Berlin Film Festival
An arrestingly upsetting, though lyrically shot opening sets the tone, if not the pace, of “Vazante,” the solo feature directorial debut from Walter Salles collaborator Daniela Thomas (who…
Pleasures of the flesh and pains of the soul potently combine in "Aroused by Gymnopedies," a softcore sex drama commissioned by Japanese studio Nikkatsu to mark the 45th anniversary of its "roman…
A sympathetic portrayal of the conflicts between mothers and daughters, wives and husbands, and the eternal desire for a room of one's own
Situated as it is in the dank tail-end of a cold German winter, the Berlinale never attracts as much attention from awards-watchers as its fellow European majors Cannes and Venice.
In recent years, the humble art of knitting has acquired an increasingly young, hip following for its supposedly therapeutic benefits — and finally has a film to show for it in "Close-Knit."
Andoni has his "actors" abuse each other while he watches on the side, thereby exchanging the charge of narcissism that accompanied his previous doc with that of sadism.
The loose, performance-focused drama follows troubled Maori teen Tia, who survives a fatal road accident while hitchhiking and is subsequently sheltered by the driver of the car, despite the…
As the Berlinale draws to a close, the film festival's chief Dieter Kosslick observes with satisfaction that the event, once again, served as both a showcase for outstanding movies and a soapbox for…
Variety's 10 Europeans to Watch were feted at a luncheon last week at Soho House in Berlin, in association with Tiffany & Co., and later the same day at a reception hosted by Medienboard…
It’s hardly the first place you’d expect a Goethe reference, but the fizzy, '80s-influenced synthpop song that closes Liu Jian’s animated Berlin competition title “Have a Nice Day” (written, like all…
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