A medical disaster movie depicting how a South Korean city becomes ground zero for the H5N1 epidemic, "Flu" delivers a transfusion of harrowing realism, government duplicity and dripping…
HONG KONG — "Beyond Beauty," a big budget documentary detailing the clash between civilization and the natural environment, will kick off the first edition of the Taoyuan Intl. Film Festival in…
The 51st New York Film Festival has tapped 35 films, an unusually large number for this tightly curated Gotham fest, to comprise a main slate that mixes a strong contingent of comedies, plus an…
Admirers of Hong Sang-soo's wry worldview will find much to enjoy in his appealing 15th feature.
"Story of My Death," Catalan director Albert Serra's imagined meeting of two oft-filmed historical figures—Casanova and Dracula—won the Golden Leopard Saturday night at the 66th Locarno Film…
Romanian helmer Corneliu Porumboiu's latest drama is so carefully intellectualized that the picture has no room to breathe.
New Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian hasn't reinvented the wheel, but it's clear he's keen on adding luster to the Swiss event with a promisingly diverse lineup for its 66th edition.
ROME — The 66th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promisingly diverse lineup, comprising a greater number of established international auteurs, along with newcomers, and also crowdpleasers such as…
Widely admired for being a deceptively simple auteur, Hong Sang-soo achieves something genuinely simple for a change with "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," and not in an unpleasant way.
A trite and tangled potboiler that, despite its polemical pretensions, is just a glorified Korean domestic drama with classier couture and shapelier champagne flutes.
Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert's impeccable poise, helmer-writer Hong Sang-soo's ambivalently titled "In Another Country" plays like the flipside of his…