A quietly effective, simply told parable of resistance to the heartlessness of the state, Chapour Haghighat's "The Firm Land" celebrates traditional community values even as it records their decline.
San Sebastian Film Festival
A teenage orphan goes searching for her long-lost father and instead finds an older man yearning for someone to care for in sophomore helmer Gabriel Velazquez's solid but uninvolving "Amateurs."
Nobody can stop Yoli from her dream of sultry diva stardom in "The Wicked One," a remarkably corny and old-fashioned potboiler from co-directors Lilian Rosado and Pedro Perez-Rosado, whose last was…
Yesim Ustaoglu's "Pandora's Box" won the 56th San Sebastian festival's Golden Shell for best pic, plus a Silver Shell actress for France's Tsilla Chelton as an ageing Alzheimer-afflicted country…
Rezo Films has closed a swathe of deals on Courtney Hunt's "Frozen River," adding to the multi-territory pact agreed with Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance.
The San Sebastian Film Festival rounded its final bend Friday with buyers backing the front runners in the kudo race.
Spanish arthouse distributor Golem has picked up all Spanish rights on Japanese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda's family drama "Still Walking," a San Sebastian Competition contender.
Switching gears from atmospheric horror pic "Bad Blood," helmers Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra delve into the unbearable miserableness of being with the unrelentingly dreary "Noise."
Side-splittingly funny and constantly outrageous, "Louise-Michel" takes the creative absurdism of helmers Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern ("Aaltra," "Avida") far beyond the restraining limits of…
Argentina will host a major new international film market in Buenos Aires in November 2009, as part of a drive to ramp up exports of Argentine and Latin American films.