A visually rich though narratively challenging film that aims to fold Buddhist ideas into an imaginative reflection on the unstable notion of anonymity.
Locarno Film Festival
At a time when right-wing politicians across Europe and America are stoking anti-immigrant sentiment in the general population, even the most classically straightforward study of outsider life can…
An unpretentious delight that replicates the quasi-stilted dialogue of language classes to disarmingly grant deeper life to the immigrant experience.
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There's a reason why petits fours are a patisserie staple, and grands fours are not: what's puffily perfect at bite size can turn cloying in a larger slice.
MADRID — London-based Film Republic has acquired world sales rights to "Anashim Shenem Lo Ani” (“People That Are Not Me”), a Tel Aviv-set romantic dramedy. Premiering earlier this month at the…
A nice guy trapped when his car is crushed by a collapsed tunnel tries to maintain his spirits while the rescue operation flounders.
The reality of fantasy is the playfully paradoxical focus of "Mister Universo," the third feature from filmmakers Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi to gently scrutinize the lives of circus performers…
A quietly intense femme-centric drama about a woman trying to negotiate patriarchal traditions in order to get her younger sister engaged.
Expectedly epic though disappointingly weak in production numbers, the film has sporadic visual enjoyments yet doesn't live up to its potential.
Locarno: Thu Thu Shein Discusses Myanmar's Budding Independent Film Industry, the Value of Collaboration
LOCARNO — The Open Doors Lab at the Locarno Film Festival gathers producers from Southeast Asia to provide them with training and individual assistance from industry professionals. Thu Thu Shein, a…
Locarno: Emerging Director Michele Pennetta on His Work, Festivals, Opportunities for Young Filmmakers
Born in Varese in Italy in 1984, Michele Pennetta studied at the École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) and graduated with a Master's in film directing. His graduation film "I cani abbaiano" (2010)…