Nobody badgered Picasso with questions like "Pablo, when you gonna knock off with the paint brushes already?" So people should probably stop asking Jack Valenti if he's planning to retire.
When Sony Pictures Classics releases "The Lady and the Duke" Stateside in the spring, the unconventional historical treatment may come as a surprise to Eric Rohmer's small but faithful U.S. audience.
It is not hyperbole to say there's a film festival under way every week of the year somewhere in France, but -- along with a little shindig staged each May in Cannes -- the Deauville Festival of…
A filmmaker who repeatedly declared in his work that cinema is dead, a revolutionary anti-capitalist who alienated virtually everyone who had joined him in the anarchistic and collectivist movement…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival started modestly 26 years ago when Dusty Cohl, Bill Marshall and Henk vander Kolk cooked up a scheme to raise the profile of the Canadian film industry by organizing a…
Finding the right fest for a film is not always as simple as running down the list of most prestigious events. Festivals serve many purposes: Some offer enticing awards, others boast the best press…
As it did with so many young filmmakers, the Venice Intl. Film Festival was early to acknowledge the art of Polish director Andrzej Munk, whose "Men of Blue Cross" won best first film in 1955…
The 25th anniversary edition of the Montreal World Film Festival is book-ended by a couple of high-profile French-language pics, one from Quebec, the other from France. The choice of opening and…
As this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Bruce Sweeney's "Last Wedding," a low-key but significant meeting of the cinematic minds will take place beyond the…
Festivals are never just about the movies, or about the people who program them: They're a vibrant meeting place where filmmakers, critics, curators and buyers mingle.
The Venice Intl. Film Festival has made all the difference for some small films.