GDYNIA, Poland — The first edition of the School of Film Agents, which seeks to develop ideas for strengthening the film biz in Eastern Europe, has spawned at least two crossborder projects…
Devoid of color and mirth alike, Pawel Pawlikowski's severe "Ida" is just the sort of joyless art film one might expect Polish nuns living under the clutches of 1960s communism to appreciate.
The honeymoon phase ends more quickly than expected for a Czech couple when past secrets come to light in Jan Hrebejk’s tense new feature. The prolific helmer nabbed directing honors at the Karlovy…
Like so many international cinephiles, Karel Och considers American movies of the 1970s among the high points of film history. The difference between Och — who serves as artistic director of the…
Not everyone is a born director, but a few -- like helmer David Ondricek -- are born into the business.
Foreign-lingo pix examine oppression in myriad ways
Resembling "The Full Monty" but more downbeat, too lite for the arthouse yet too melancholy for escapist uplift, tasty "Snails" may prove to be as challenged a traveler as its titular gastropod.
A slow burn leads to a powerful payoff at the denouement of Czech period drama "In the Shadow," which intriguingly brings a film-noir sensibility to a time of great political tension.
Franco-German net Arte has joined forces with Euro partners to produce "Shadow Fighters" and "Farewell Comrades," two multimedia docu series turning on Nazism and Communism in Europe, respectively.
A highly personal melding of the intellectual and the emotional.
Picaresque, absurdist stories of life during the hardscrabble years of Romanian communism.