“Krieg” means “war,” but in German director Rick Ostermann’s sophomore film, his second to play in the Horizons sidebar in Venice after debut “Wolfskinder,” the war is a cold one. This is literal…
Ettore Scola's affectionate tribute to Federico Fellini is a magical trip through history and memory, recounting the decades shared by these two deities of cinema.
Kazakh writer-director Seric Aprymov's drama feels like a gentler-tempered, less sophisticated sibling of the recent "Harmony Lessons."
A surfeit of forced lyricism undermines the natural poignancy of Rick Ostermann's drama about German orphans wandering East Prussia after WWII.
Kitty Green's fascinating documentary offers a nuanced, thoughtful portrait of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen.
The economic crisis is tackled head-on in Gianni Amelio's "Intrepido: A Lonely Hero," and while the helmer ropes in topics including financial worries, foreign workers, corruption and ineffective…
Just ahead of its world premiere at Venice, Patrice Leconte's ambitious English-language debut, "A Promise," has already drawn a flurry of buyers. Paris-based outfit Wild Bunch, which reps the…
Venice closer "Amazonia," which receives a market screening Sunday, is not just a 3D jungle adventure pic that attempts to do visual justice to the Amazon. For Brazil's burgeoning movie industry, it…
LOCARNO — In an eye-catching move, Germany's The Match Factory has swooped on Jean Denizot's "La Belle Vie" (The Good Life), which world premieres at next month's 70th Venice Festival, co-opening the…
South Korean film-maker Kim Ki-duk finds his latest film invited to Venice, but banned at home. Now the iconoclastic auteur is mounting a PR campaign in favor of a local release.
ROME – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a rich mix of name auteurs and newcomers, crowdpleasers and esoteric pics, with U.S. and U.K. titles playing prominently, in his lineup for the 70th…