The sorrow of displacement weighs heavily upon Tala Hadid's feature debut, telling of a glum Moroccan-Iraqi searching for his missing brother while protecting a little girl from white slavers.
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"A society is defined not only by what it creates, but what it refuses to destroy." Those familiar words, from American conservationist John C. Sawhill, open Lorenzo Sportiello's solemnly intentioned…
The eponymous forest may be immaculately snow-draped throughout, but the dramatics turn to slush well before the end of "The Ice Forest," a high-gloss, low-logic noir from Italian soph helmer Claudio…
Oscar-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi stars as the mother of a 6-year-old British brat allowed four days with him on her ex's family yacht before losing visiting rights forever.
Insidious lobbyists and their manipulative skills are the target of Christoph Hochhaeusler's dense political thriller, "The Lies of the Victors."
It wouldn't be strictly accurate to say that "The Maias: Scenes From Romantic Life" requires viewers to watch paint dry, but there's certainly a lot of it at rest in Joao Botelho's boldly stylized…
British director Stephen Daldry’s "Trash," about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at…
Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don't always make for illuminating films: The line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Brazilian director Walter…
Coming from Russian maverick Aleksey Fedorchenko, the words "based on actual events" form a less concrete promise than they do from most filmmakers; few have demonstrated such a remarkable facility…
ROME – The Rome Film Festival’s Business Street mart is prompting a burst of biz, with several sales and new projects announced, including Italy’s first co-prod with China, and U.S. helmer Joe…
Alessandro Genovesi's laffer "Soap Opera," the Rome Fest opener, won't be slaying 'em in the aisles.