After a gap of nearly two decades, Yamada Yoji is finally returning to comedy, the genre that made him famous.
Yoji Yamada delivers a passionless adaptation of Kyoko Nakajima's tale of adultery.
Guaranteed to vex Ozu devotees and bore mainstream auds, "Tokyo Family" is a bland and indigestible 146-minute "homage" to "Tokyo Story."
The Berlin festival has always had to work harder than the other elite festivals. It unspools in snowy February, so can't deliver the lovely weather of a Cannes or Venice or Toronto.
The Berlin Film Festival has introduced a Berlinale Classics showcase, presenting restored film classics and rediscovered works as part of its Retrospective sidebar.
The Berlin Film Festival is close to completing its vast lineup, announcing Tuesday that Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" will unspool in its Berlinale Special showcase and two films featuring Berlinale…
Predicting an eclipse can be a dangerous business in "Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer," a 17th-century costumer about the man who rectified Japan's 800-year-old calendar.
Directing his 82nd feature in his 79th year, Yoji Yamada composes a sweet valentine to cinema in drama-docu hybrid "Kyoto Story."
With an official selection that's high on dramas and short on laughs, Berlin's Bear slopes into its 60th birthday party (Feb. 11-21) with serious -- repeat serious -- celebrating on its mind.
Chinese drama "Tuan yuan" (Apart Together), from 2007 Golden Bear winner Wang Quan'an, will open this year's Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 11.