KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest and waiting to start a six-year prison sentence, made a surprise appearance via Skype at the Karlovy Vary Film…
Jafar Panahi Jail Sentence
Mohammad Rasoulof's slow-burning, clandestinely made fifth feature is a brave, challenging look at Iran's feared security apparatus.
A superior sequel that deserves better than the half-hearted dump -- limited theatrical exposure day-and-date with VOD release -- it's been given by Lionsgate.
Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum, and Fredrik Bond's "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," with Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood, are among the…
A year in documentaries that featured numerous worthwhile Oscar candidates -- and no small about of concern over the process of sifting through them -- has yielded 15 nonfiction films on the…
VENICE - The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a mix of politics, spectacle, and stars for its opening ceremony, followed by the bow of Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
IFC Films has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister," which premiered in Toronto.
Iranian femme director Negar Azarbeyjani's first feature, "Facing Mirrors," presents two women poles apart in class and beliefs -- one a naive traditionalist forced by circumstances to support her…
Starz Entertainment's decision Thursday to walk away from renewal talks on a streaming deal with Netflix leaves questions as to what the next moves from both companies will be.
More than a year after it was first tipped to play the Croisette, ''The Tree of Life,'' Terrence Malick's epic meditation on childhood and the cosmos, won the Palme d'Or from the jury of the 64th…
It'll take more than an arrest and 20-year filmmaking ban to silence Iranian New Wave master Jafar Panahi.
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