A Greek film festival is tapping into the global economic zeitgeist next month with a retrospective of films from and about the Great Depression.
Venice Film Festival
It took the death of a close friend to prompt German-born director Fatih Akin to make a comedy after establishing himself with deeper, bleaker films about the human condition.
U.K. distrib Metrodome has partnered with Rialto Distribution to acquire Israeli helmer Samuel Maoz's buzz Venice title "Lebanon" for the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Rome and the surrounding Lazio region are ramping up efforts to consolidate their status as the hub of Italy's film and TV industries.
There are perhaps few feats more fraught with peril for a first-time filmmaker than to attempt to adapt a beloved novel.
India's new wave of more Western-style narrative films are a hit with a new generation as the country undergoes massive economic and social change.
Post-natal anxiety and the intense vitality of the city of Naples were the two main themes for "The White Space."
Usually it's the charismatic movie star persona of George Clooney that steals the show.