GDYNIA — Poland’s leading national movie showcase, the Gdynia Film Festival, kicked off Monday with a screening of “Papusza,” Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze’s elegiac depiction of the life of…
The Polish cinema scene is one of the most vibrant in the world, but you'd be forgiven for not knowing that because it's also strangely insular. "You might say that the blessing and the curse of a…
Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment has sold out the vast part of the world on Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson, one of the highest-profile films at this year's…
VENICE — Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki will retire after making eleven features that have secured him a spot among the world's most beloved and visionary toon meisters. This sad news was…
Inspired by his own success as a multicultural filmmaker, Vin Diesel developed the One Race Global Film Foundation, hatching a Summer Intensive Institute.
An exquisitely photographed but dramatically underwhelming portrait of little-known Polish-Roma poet Bronislawa Wajs.
The New Horizons Intl. Film Festival has announced the six completed films set to unspool at the fest's Polish Days, which takes place July 24-26. The key industry event of the Wroclaw-set sprocket…
Michel Gondry's “L'Ecume des jours” (Mood Indigo) will open the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading sprocket opera. The fest also unveiled its…
This glum, juiceless spy thriller is unlikely to find an audience on any frequency.
Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has picked up international rights for "Papusza," the story of the first published Romany Gypsy woman poet, whose verses enraged her patriarchal community.
An inspired mashup of zombie heart and romantic-comedy brains, "Warm Bodies" offers a welcome twist on the living-dead canon, even if the decidedly femme-skewed results ignore pretty much every rule…