However involuntarily comic "Convicts" looks today, it was viewed as a straight prison tale when it came out in 1936. Based on scriptwriter Nikolai Pogodin's official play about how the gulag gently…
Le Public Systeme, the PR firm whose film division runs the Deauville Festival of American Cinema, has some pretty good references: "A branch of this company organized the pope's last visit to…
South Korean pic "Lies," written and directed by Jang Sun-woo, has been picked up for domestic release by Offline Releasing with Cowboy Booking Intl.
Starting out like a gritty docudrama and slowly morphing into a shy love story, "Last Resort" manages the difficult task of being unsentimental but touching. Made for the BBC's specialized second…
Each October, a high ratio of musicians and filmmakers take to the cobblestone streets of the medieval city of Ghent, Belgium, for the fest dedicated to cinema music.
Production outfit Vault ("Panic," "The Last Supper") has finalized a deal to finance and produce "Sex and the Other Thing" by scribe Terri Minsky as its next feature project. Production is scheduled…
German-speaking Switzerland's big hit this season (topping 150,000 admissions), "Comedian" makes light fun of death and aging in a retirement home while showing affection toward its cast of feisty…
Deauville 2000's special tributes will honor Clint Eastwood (Sept. 2), Susan Sarandon (Sept. 4), Dino De Laurentiis (Sept 5), Chow Yun Fat (Sept. 8) and Samuel L. Jackson (Sept. 9).
Lochlyn Munro ("Scary Movie") will star in "Knight Club," a drama directed by Russell Gannon and produced by Jim Lofti, who served as exec producer on "The Opposite of Sex" and "Bruno."
Two Berlin kids journey through eastern Germany in the pretentiously titled "L'amour l'argent L'amour," a wannabe-cool road movie that just keeps running on empty. A severe let-down following…
There are not too many fests out there where the average fan can hang out with his or her favorite filmmaker in a cozy pub setting, and chat about the joys and frustrations of indie filmmaking…