In "Close Relations," subtitled "The Ukraine crisis, my family and I," prominent documentary director Vitaly Mansky uses the prism of his own extended family to explore contemporary divisions in…
Karlovy Vary Film Festival
A young couple’s relationship coalesces and fragments repeatedly, for cloudily motivated reasons, over the course of one fraught night in the diffuse and often frustrating third feature from Romanian…
Festival programmers should check out this highly stylized, convoluted, black-comedy/thriller, which provides a sarcastic reflection on the identity and concerns of contemporary Estonia.
Czech critics selected "Munich" as their best film of 2015. Expect further fest play geared to expat audiences and humor events.
What is the duty of the documentarian to the subject? Perhaps inadvertently, Helena Trestikova and Jakub Hejna’s knotty and engrossing non-fiction portrait of Lída Baarová, Czech actress and one-time…
Janek, who also does his own camerawork, followed his gifted, articulate subjects over nearly two years, taking time to gain their trust. His method pays off, as the youths seem to offer…
There’s a very primary spoiler-based dilemma faced by reviewers and festival programmers alike when it comes to films like Ziga Virc’s “Houston, We Have a Problem!” Simply by reviewing it for what it…
The ironically titled, literal chamber drama "Home Sweet Home" explores Kosovo's post-war reality as a Kosovo Liberation Army soldier resurfaces four years after being considered dead and his return…
During a blisteringly hot summer, an attractive widow moves with her young daughter to her mysteriously deceased husband's native village, but the stresses of single parenthood and the new locale…
Zuzana Maurery (named best actress at Karlovy Vary), tears into the part of a lifetime as a terrifying instructor who heads the local Communist party and uses her pupils to manipulate their parents…
"I Am a Hero" careens along in a giddy, bloodsoaked, immensely pleasurable rush, propelled by an enthusiasm as infectious as a bite from the undead.
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