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…
Locarno Film Festival
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)…
Germany's The Match Factory, the sales agent on some of the world's most prominent arthouse titles such as Cannes favourite "Toni Erdmann," has closed early sales on "Paula," its biggest 2016 Locarno…
For the first time since 1970, a Balkan feature is taking home the Golden Leopard. Gritty Bulgarian-Danish-French co-production “Godless,” by debuting features helmer Ralitza Petrova, will be sailing…
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.
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.