The spirits of Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain course through "Black Coal, Thin Ice," a bleak but powerful, carefully controlled Chinese detective thriller.
Berlin Film Festival
BERLIN — Bruce Willis sci-fi title “Vice” is on the verge of selling out, with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur's K5 Intl. selling the pic to 37 countries in just under a week. Sales on…
A self-described "expert in despondency" meets his match in "In the Courtyard, a wry, oh-so-gentle dual character study saved from sleepiness by the unexpected star pairing of Catherine Deneuve and…
Claudia Llosa expands her preoccupations with mysticism and superstition in the modern world, working her way up from a medieval-minded Andean village in "Madeinusa" to faith healing at the frigid…
Gianno Amelio's documentary is a bland, superficial survey of Italian gay life over the past several decades.
A passion project about a passionate man takes surprisingly flat form in "Cesar Chavez."
LONDON — Mischa Kamp's "Boys" has been picked up by Salzgeber in Germany, following the recent sale of the Dutch film to Wolfe Releasing in North America, where it will be given a theatrical release…
Celina Murga's exquisite feel for small-town life, and of the private worlds inhabited by children and adolescents, is on full display in "The Third Side of the River."
LONDON - Distributors in Europe and the Middle East have acquired rights to Chinese film "Black Coal, Thin Ice" which appears in competition in Berlin on Wednesday. It was acquired by Memento Films…
Wim Wenders was bitten by the 3D bug when making 2011 dance docu "Pina," and he expands the possibilities of the format still further with "Cathedrals of Culture."