Former Bertelsmann exec Frank Woessner has taken over majority ownership of German film group CoproMedia.
Bavaria Film Intl. has sold rights to Aki Kaurismaki's Cannes contender "The Man Without a Past" to Italy's BIM Distributione, Filmcoopi in Switzerland, Israel's Shapira Films and Greek distrib…
When it comes to financing independent film, things are bad, but they're not hopeless.
In an unusual move, Thierry Lenovel's Cine-Sud Promotion has snagged a production credit on Yasmina Bachir-Chouikh's "Rachida," which screens today in Un Certain Regard.
The American Film Institute is partnering with the Export-Union of German Cinema for its new Made in Germany section.
The premise of the film --a Russian, a Finn and a Lapp who can't understand each other thogether in a tiny backwoods hut -- sounds like the beginning of a good joke, and Alexander Rogozhkin's "The…
A chilling document of our times and a loving but restrained memorial to the 23-year-old demonstrator killed by a police bullet last July during the G8 summit meeting and Genoa Social Forum, "Carlo…
With pal Sharon Stone at her side, film industry vet and French native Nadia Bronson was inducted as an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters for the French Ministry of Culture & Communications.
One episode towers over the others in "Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet," a multipart meditation on the passage of time from seven prominent international directors. With Victor Erice's mesmerizingly…
While it may not be as stylistically idiosyncratic as "Memento," "Insomnia" is a gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher…
Returning to territory he knows well, Ken Loach is in exceptional form with "Sweet Sixteen," a slice of working class social realism in a tough Glasgow district, rendered deeply moving by the…