The film refuses to let up in its depiction of Bulgaria's corrupt post-Communist society, yet its lack of nuance works against any profound statement.
Locarno Film Festival
A hospitalized young man in a partial body cast spends years striving to hold on to some quality of life in Radu Jude's 1930s-set distancing drama.
Arthouse lovers, including those not always in synch with João Pedro Rodrigues' style, may be perplexed but are sure to find much pleasure in his distinct individualism.
Designed as a warning to parents, the film is armor-plated against criticism, yet the facile treatment of this hot-button topic never rises above a TV issue-of-the-week broadcast.
LOCARNO — Director of sales for nearly 200 films by filmmakers ranging from Abbas Kiarostami and Jia Zhangke to Francois Ozon, Pierre Menahem is now the co-founder of Paris-based production and…
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Italian director Guido Chiesa (“Johnny the Partisan,” “Working Slowly”) is seeking to tackle a true kidnapping and sexual abuse story with similarities to the one behind Lenny…
"Interchange," "The Last Family" and "Glory" led early sales announcements at an ever more hectic Locarno Festival where "Moka" and "Paula" drew positive critical plaudits – boding well for…
LOCARNO — Taking another Venice title off the table, Berlin-based sales agent M-Appeal has picked-up world sales rights to "Jours de France" (4 Days in France), the freshman outing of France's Jerome…
Switzerland's Locarno Festival, the biggest mid-summer movie event in Europe, is teaming with the Thessaloniki Fest to launch an inaugural Locarno Industry Academy International at the Greek…
LOCARNO, Switzerland — For veteran British producer Jeremy Thomas serving as executive producer of Bhutanese lama and film director Khyentse Norbu's fourth feature "Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While…
"Vincent and the End of the World" is a dramatic comedy from director Christophe Van Rompaey ("Moscow, Belgium") which world premieres Aug. 11 in the Piazza Grande at Switzerland's Locarno Festival…