Ambitious Indian helmer Pan Nalin has retooled his upcoming "Buddha" as a globally oriented, English-language pic.
Putting sociological elements on an equal footing with drama, Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas look at poor Sao Paulo youth's limited options in "Linha de Passe."
Following "Still Life" and "Useless," documentary and fictional artifice are combined ever more egregiously by Mainland helmer Jia Zhangke in "24 City."
"On War" tries to plunge deep into its heart of darkness and winds up more in the vicinity of its navel.
An industrial pallet-repair operation on the outskirts of Paris becomes a microcosm of Muslim immigrant hopes and tensions in Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche's "Adhen."