Destined to divide Manoel de Oliveira's fans, "A Talking Picture" is his simplest, most linear story in memory. A prof takes her daughter on a cruise around the Mediterranean, admiring its monuments…
Director Margarethe von Trotta returns to film with "Rosenstrasse," a sober, unsensationalized enactment of a Holocaust incident. Von Trotta keeps sentimentality at bay and, as a result, the film…
Director Pen-ek Ratanaruang's romantic drama "Last Life in the Universe" has been chosen as Thailand's submission for consideration in the foreign-language category of the 2004 Oscars.
Michael Winterbottom's second festival outing this year, "Code 46" is an intriguing but only partly successful co-mingling of film noir and sci-fi. The main difficulty is a lack of chemistry between…
Tense recreation of a treacherous Andes mountain ascent by two Brits in 1985. Pic uses first-person on-camera accounts of the adventure to backdrop newly shot you-are-there footage showing the…
With its first movie "Dirty Pretty Things" going strong at the U.S. box office and its second, "A Way Through the Woods," about to shoot, Celador Films is ramping up its development slate.
Pic traces the last month in the life of Italian investigative reporter Ilaria Alpi who was murdered in 1994 in Somalia. Impassioned fact-based reconstruction makes for fascinating viewing. In Italy…
The Gotham-based Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Icelandic director Agust Gudmundsson's "The Seagull's Laughter," a dark comedy set in a fishing village outside Reykjavik. Pic…
David Miercort has joined Miramax Films' L.A. office as senior VP of acquisitions and business affairs.
The Hollywood Film Festival's board of advisers has tapped studio chief Amy Pascal, producer Sydney Pollack and screenwriter Ron Bass for kudos at its Oct. 20 gala at the Beverly Hilton.