Mohamed Zran's portrait of his homeland, Tunisia, takes him from the port city of Zarzis into the countryside. Contradicting Western expectations about emerging nations and Arab cultures, people…
A miniature techno fable about a twentysomething trying to keep a relationship alive through the healing power of the vidcam, writer-director Bruno Lazaro Pacheco's debut "It's for You!" seeks to…
A femme drama that aims at Strindbergian intensity and ends up merely pompous, "A Beautiful Sunset" at least tries to say something about the lives of women through the generations. But any potential…
"Ash Tuesday," composed of intersecting stories of morose New Yorkers still trying to pick up the pieces after 9/11, feels like an existential play poorly adapted for the screen. Actors make their…
Koch Lorber Films has sealed a multi-title video distribution deal with Empire Pictures that includes an eight-pic package and an output arrangement for the Gotham-based arthouse boutique's upcoming…
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If its bow in Australia is an indicator, "2 Fast 2 Furious" will be travelling in the fast lane. Roaring out of the starting gates Thursday, a day before its U.S. preem, "2 Fast 2 Furious" pulled in…
National Lampoon has inked a four-picture deal with Silver Nitrate, Street Alien Pictures and producer Angad Paul to develop and produce four low-budget original comedy features, starting this summer…
Bavarian film funding body FFF Bayern has lined up more than $8 million to back 20 projects including Constantin's "The Downfall -- Hitler and the End of the Third Reich."
As the local industry gears up for the 53rd German Film Awards in Berlin today, animators are demanding a separate category to recognize their work.