Peace, harmony, nonviolence and nondiscrimination were the themes of the Kuala Lumpur Film Festival, held Feb. 16-18 in conjunction with the 13th Non-Aligned Movement Summit. The fest unspooled 48…
South African filmmakers were making their presence felt at the 18th biannual Fespaco Pan-African Film and TV Festival, which opened Feb. 22 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Which films have been outselling U.S. blockbusters in Shanghai lately? Try a slew of hoary pics from Hollywood's past, along with a mix of recycled Imax fare. The twist: they're 3-D.
Hungary's state-owned movie and distribution industry may soon be up for sale. Draft of a new law that would set the stage for sell-off of the Hungarian filmmaking infrastructure is scheduled to go…
After years of growth, attendance at Hungary's multiplex cinemas took one small step backward in 2002 -- and exhibitors may have George Orwell to blame.
Kang Je-gyu, who helmed Korea's most successful movie "Shiri" -- the pic that put Korea on the map as an important world force in film -- is making a comeback.
The production industry in Oz is in a funk -- and now it appears even "Mad Max" is turning his back on the country. A downturn in international films and TV series shot Down Under, which began six…
China's growing popularity as a filming location is evidenced by the selection of Shanghai as the centerpiece for "Code 46" by Brit helmer Michael Winterbotton. "Code 46," starring Tim Robbins and…
The Oscars noms proved a catalyst last week as "Gangs of New York" took lotsa prisoners in Australia, "Chicago" sang lustily in the U.K. and Oz, "The Hours" clocked a promising offshore preem in…
Almost 30 years after the death of Juan Peron, the pro-labor president who ran Argentina from 1946 to 1955 and again in the early 1970s, Argentine filmmakers are taking a fresh look at his reign.