When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic…
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism
In the run-up to the late summer fest season, European powerhouse Wild Bunch has boarded Japanese auteur Hayao Miyazaki’s epic "The Wind Rises," continuing its long-term relationships with both…
The 51st New York Film Festival has tapped 35 films, an unusually large number for this tightly curated Gotham fest, to comprise a main slate that mixes a strong contingent of comedies, plus an…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
LOCARNO — Among early sales at an applauded and impressively attended 4th edition of Locarno's Industry Days, Films Boutique has sold Lionel Baier's "Longwave," which world premiered on Sunday at…
Romanian helmer Corneliu Porumboiu's latest drama is so carefully intellectualized that the picture has no room to breathe.
LOCARNO — Who said the French took the whole of August off? Led by sales cos Wild Bunch and Memento Films Intl., broadcast net Arte France and promo org Unifrance, a huge cavalcade of French…
LOCARNO — Talk about opening with a bang. Held in the open air Piazza Grande, the inaugural ceremony of the 66th Locarno Festival unspooled on Wednesday night, with Christopher Lee accepting a Moet…
LOCARNO — Paris-based sales-production company UDI, which is repping Diego and Daniel Vega's Locarno fest competition player "El Mudo," has sold Brazilian Marcelo Gomes' "Once Upon a Time Veronica"…
The strength of filmmaking in Romania has been underscored by the Sarajevo Film Festival's inclusion of three pics from the country in its competish program, which was unveiled Thursday. Sarajevo…
Kendall's eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly, mark him as a name to watch.
After conquering the TV, CD, DVD, concert tour and legit stage markets, one of the few places left for the "High School Musical" phenomenon to go was on the ice.