"The Baby Doll Night" attempts to explain Egyptian anti-Israeli sentiment along with bitterness over American foreign policy by drawing parallels to everything from 9/11 to the Holocaust.
Cannes Film Festival
Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to the Uruguayan narrative pic "The Pope's Toilet" ("El Bano del Papa"), a fest fave that screened in Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
E.L. Doctorow's short story "Jolene" becomes a long, long movie under the direction of Dan Ireland.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired domestic rights and three international territories for Laurent Cantet's "The Class," the Palme d'Or winner at this year's Cannes fest.
Frank Henenlotter's "Bad Biology" mates a genitally engorged male monster with a blonde babe who has seven sexual organs and a singular case of "permanent sexual arousal."
Ealing Studios Intl. has secured strong sales for its Oscar Wilde adaptation "Dorian Gray" and romantic drama "The Other Man," starring Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas.
Universal will release Clint Eastwood's period drama "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, on Oct. 24 in a limited run before going wide one week later.
Still inadequately renowned for having literally supplied the pictures, gritty and pretty, of the 1970s New Hollywood, lensers Vilmos Zsigmond and the late Laszlo Kovacs are warmly illuminated.
Comedy-fantasy "Tears for Sale" unfolds in a remote mountain village without men, where two sisters under a powerful curse must find a virile male or die.
A single mom drags her young son on an ill-advised trek to the hippie-strewn valleys of 1980s Patagonia, a world made vividly, uncomfortably present in Pablo Aguero's atmospheric feature debut.