Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Wadjda,” the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom and, also notably, one directed by a woman, as its entry for foreign language…
‘Til Madness Do Us Part
There are endurance tests, and then there is Wang Bing's nearly four-hour plunge into the daily tedium and long-term despair of life in a mainland Chinese mental hospital.
Ahmad Abdalla's follow-up to "Microphone" is a nihilistic look at the poorest strata of Egyptian society in the throes of the 2011 Revolution.
VENICE -Italo helmer Gianfranco Rosi’s fresh docu “Sacro GRA,” about people living on the fringe along the ring road around Rome, is the winner of the Venice Film Festival’s 70th edition which…
Veteran distribution exec Laurie May is launching Canadian distribution company Elevation Pictures at the Toronto film festival, it was announced Saturday. The company's first move is a strategic…
At the world premiere of “The Fifth Estate” and opening of the Toronto Film Festival, Bill Condon‘s overwhelming emotion was relief. “We just finished it a minute ago,” the director admitted after…
With his live-action debut, French animation auteur Sylvain Chomet has transposed the offbeat charm, singular characters and richly layered visual style of his Oscar-nommed hand-drawn toons, "The…
The British are coming. And this year they are coming in droves to the Toronto Film Festival.
HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. television rights to Madeleine Sackler’s docu “Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus,” which premieres Sept. 8 at the Toronto Film Fest. Docu…
Backed by Eli Roth, Worldview Entertainment and IM Global, horror helmer Ti West looks set to make a move toward the mainstream with "The Sacrament," which world preemed on the Lido.
China has yet to establish much of a visual effects industry built on quality of work. Indeed most Chinese filmmakers tend to use Thai or Korean shops, as their graphics are better than those from…