Flora Lau's debut is beautifully assembled by a top-pedigree production crew, but it remains a modest accomplishment in scope and impact.
Folk in Uruguay, Latin America's second-smallest country, have produced two World Cup champion teams, and now the country is rallying behind its film business.
Mickey Liddell's Liddell Ent. has snapped up worldwide right to Sundance horror pic "Silent House," excluding Blighty, Scandinavia and the Middle East.
Most festgoers know that the first Sunday is no "lazy Sunday," and this year's Sundance, with buyers bidding and agents fielding offers until the wee hours, proved no exception.
"Silent House" twists camera and narrative alike, but repulses more than it scares.
For cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, there was something strangely different about "127 Hours."
Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage -- their first film since indie hit "Open Water."
Tip-top performances, led by young British thesp Jamie Bell, and a deftly handled tone reflecting all the title teen's confused emotions make "Hallam Foe" a viewing delight.