A naive young man plumbs the depths of sexual humiliation following his idol's death in "I Dreamt Under the Water," an airless feature debut for shutterbug Hormoz. Expanded from his homonymous 2005…
Cannes Film Festival
All the building blocks are here, but docu helmer Ibrahim El Batout's second fiction feature has difficulty fitting them together into a cohesive picture.
Eclipsing Steven Soderbergh's "Che" for the dubious distinction of longest movie at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival (and winning by more than 30 minutes), "Now Showing" reps an audacious undertaking by…
"As Simple as That" marks a milestone in current Iranian cinema as a rare realist depiction of a woman from the middle class.
Few ticketbuyers will take joy in "The Pleasure of Being Robbed," Joshua Safdie's pranksterish New York indie portrait of a deeply unsympathetic young distaff hustler.
"Old Joy" helmer Kelly Reichardt plays to her strengths in "Wendy and Lucy," a modest yet deeply felt road movie about an idealistic young drifter.
Award-winning "Le Silence de Lorna," helmed by the Dardenne brothers, was one of indie distrib Folkets Bio's purchases in Cannes.
At the Cannes film festival, it was clearer than ever that much of the money and energy in the global film business revolves around Asia.
Film executives are back home after Cannes, getting back to business as usual. Except things are not "as usual." The May 14-25 festival and market crystallized what many have suspected for a long…
Cologne-based Match Factory saw business bustling at last week's Cannes film mart, with major fest titles such as Un Certain Regard winner "Tulpan" and competition screener "Waltz with Bashir"…