Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafitte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Indian star Dhanush in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.”…
Animated films take years to complete. So animation directors can bask in acclaim one year and then seem to vanish from the scene, when, in fact, they are hard at work on their next picture. Variety…
MADRID – Fernando Bovaira ("The Others," "Agora," "Biutiful"), producer of some of the most ambitious and successful films made out of Spain in its modern era, will head up a San Sebastian main…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
An off-kilter black comedy about a seriously disturbed schizophrenic who speaks to his pets — and whose pets respond with unsolicited feedback about his new serial-killer hobby — "The Voices" serves…
1984 Private Defense Contractors have joined Mandalay Vision and Vertigo as producers on supernatural drama “The Voices,” with Ryan Reynolds starring. 1984 toppers Spencer Silna (pictured left) and…
Designed as a low-budget experiment to recapture the fun of making movies, Marjane Satrapi's "Gang of the Jotas" is a digital "What's Up, Doc?" wannabe of minimal pretensions and minor interest…
New York and Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. has bought worldwide rights outside Latin America to one of the region's key titles in production in 2012: "Roa," from Colombia's Andi Baiz.
The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made "Persepolis" such a hit works equally well in "Chicken With Plums."
An anguished cry of despair and fury, "The Green Wave" uses a mixture of animation and archival/original footage to explore the recent uprising in Iran after the 2009 election.
While their male counterparts have delivered a slew of serious, commercially underperforming pics about war and conflict, femme helmers Nadine Labaki and Marjane Satrapi have found humor to be a more…
In relating a young woman's experiences growing up in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the black-and-white animated feature "Persepolis" doesn't exactly mince words. Neither does Marjane…