Spain's Sogepaq has closed first international pre-sales on "Caotica Ana" (Chaotic Ana), the latest film from Julio Medem ("Sex and Lucia"), one of Spain's highest-profile auteurs.
The 2006 Berlinale was notable for the return of Iranian films to the fest after an absence of nearly 30 years. Berlin topper Dieter Kosslik had traveled to Tehran to view Iranian contenders as…
Of the six Iranian films in last year's Berlinale Official Selection, it was the two pics selected for competition that garnered the most attention. Jafar Panahi's "Offside" and Rafi Pitts' "It's…
Here's a statistic. Relative to their populations, Iran has the same percentage of femme helmers as America. What's more, the biggest hit of 2006, "Ceasefire," a romantic comedy about warring…
Women directors across the Mideast are breaking ground and making hits. From Lebanon, traditionally the most liberal of Arab countries, to Saudi Arabia, traditionally the most conservative, a…
The aptly named Good News Group got a lot of it in 2006. The Egyptian shingle scored box office and critical success, and now is readying a full slate for the European Film Market.
The names of Abbas Kiarostami, Dariush Mehrjui, Jafar Panahi and Majid Majidi are familiar to any international festgoer. While these Iranian helmers have helped put their country's cinema on the…
After two romantic comedies that put her on the map — and "2 Days in Paris," which is a somewhat darker comedy playing here in Panorama — multi-hypenate Julie Delpy unveiled the next project to have…
ImaginAsian Entertainment and South Korea's Prime Entertainment have struck a deal to co-distribute Korean thriller "A Bloody Aria" in North America.
Italy's Lucky Red, Ireland's Subotica and Catalonia's Ovideo have taken co-production roles in Manuel Gomez Pereira's romantic drama "El juego del ahorcado" (The Hanged Man), which is produced by…
TF1 Intl. has sold Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie en rose" to Spain's Alta Films and Italian distrib Mikado at the Berlin Film Festival.
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