LONDON — The Polish Film Academy has added its voice to the campaign calling for the release of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is being held in jail in Russia on terrorism charges. At the…
Most Poles agree that their national cinema has been rejuvenated and the credit should go, in part, to the Polish Film Institute. Since it was launched in 2005, the number of films produced has grown…
It's easy for Americans to become overly impressed with English-speaking imports, in part because we have generally been treated to only the best the U.K. and Canada have to offer. Yet the appetite…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
A Polish film that probes the controversial subject of Poles who murdered Jewish neighbors during the wartime Nazi occupation has provoked reactions from the right-wing press verging on anti-Semitic.
Untold stories from Russia's tumultuous past and present were among co-production projects pitched at a packed Variety-sponsored event at the Russian Pavilion in Cannes Monday.
Following Alexander Mindadze's very different "Innocent Saturday," "Land of Oblivion" reps the second major feature of 2011 to carve drama out of the Chernobyl disaster, to powerful effect.
In the mid-1960s, two young Polish brothers involved in an anti-Semitic crime receive a rude awakening when they learn they are actually Jewish and their mother is moving them to Israel.
Czech cinema, commanding a nearly 40% domestic marketshare, is at a high-water mark, with ticket prices averaging more than $6 and auds for all films north of 1.2 million -- the biggest crowds…
The global meltdown merely grazed Poland, the only country in the EU to not slip into recession, a fact mirrored by the country's boffo B.O. for local pics. But while Poland's biz takes 2010 with…
A lonely cop finds friendship, sex, crime, supernatural goings-on and redemption in a run-down southern Polish town in "Strawberry Wine."