Cinema Guild has bought all U.S. distribution rights to Jérôme Reybaud's fiction feature debut, gay romance “4 Days in France.” The film premiered at last year's Venice Critics' week and made its…
Venice Film Festival
ROME – The Venice Film Festival is launching a competitive section dedicated to films made for virtual-reality viewing. The new section, named Venice Virtual Reality, will comprise a maxiumum of 18…
Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has bought the North American rights to Australian serial-killer drama “Hounds of Love” and will launch a theatrical release on May 12. The debut film from…
Of the 1,000 or so film reviews Variety publishes annually, roughly two-thirds are written at film festivals — which is why, in 2014, I relocated to Europe for two years. The idea was to live on the…
Nepali helmer Deepak Rauniyar's outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads.
To filmmaker Pablo Larrain, a juror at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, Jonathan Glazer's eerie competition picture "Under the Skin" deserved a prize. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, also on the jury, was…
"I feel like I'm dreaming," says young Dasy to her sister Viola over halfway into "Indivisible", and it's a sentiment likely to be echoed by audiences.
Taiwan-based Burmese filmmaker Midi Z produces his best work yet with "The Road to Mandalay." Returning to narrative features after the documentaries "Jade Miners" and "City of Jade," Z maintains his…
A no-dialogue conceptual meditation on the African migrant experience that boasts handsome images yet feels trapped in a rigid theoretical blueprint.
Another working class-themed documentary from Wang Bing, yet his subjects seem too randomly chosen, and the lack of direct engagement stymies involvement.
The director's penchant for the kind of realism that celebrates the ugliness of tawdry lives makes the film difficult to warm to, despite strong performances.