Another working class-themed documentary from Wang Bing, yet his subjects seem too randomly chosen, and the lack of direct engagement stymies involvement.
REARVIEW: A strong showing by Canadian and British filmmakers, an outstanding selection of performances and a relentless flow of Oscar hype were all in evidence at the Toronto Film Festival.
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.
ROME – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a rich mix of name auteurs and newcomers, crowdpleasers and esoteric pics, with U.S. and U.K. titles playing prominently, in his lineup for the 70th…
Groundbreaking Saudi film "Wadjda" was a popular pick for the top prize in the Muhr Arab feature competition of the Dubai Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
TOKYO -- The 13th Tokyo Filmex announced its line-up Wednesday. Skedded to unspool Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 in Tokyo, the art-oriented fest will open with Korean helmer Hong Sang-soo's Cannes competition…
South Korean helmer Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" is the winner of the 69th Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion.
Though it may have previously been dismissed by some industryites and Toronto regulars as a ghetto or "sidebar of a sidebar," as one wag has referred to it, Wavelengths, which programs experimental…
An unquestionably eye-opening, deeply human, strikingly lensed look at an impoverished family whose rudimentary living conditions are a sharp riposte to the illusion of China's economic boom.
After last year's PR disaster, the Edinburgh Film Festival is bidding to revive its fortunes under a new artistic director, New York-born critic Chris Fujiwara, and a new CEO, former Scottish Screen…
A pitch-black tale of murder, corruption and almost every other conceivable form of human injustice is taken to its bleakest possible conclusions.