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.
Venice Film Festival
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.
It's a Lido first: A zombie movie in festival competition.
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.
Plans are going forward for another movie based on a Michael Ondaatje novel.