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New Line Cinema has paid $400,000 against $800,000 for the film rights to "Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale," a manuscript written by commercials director Pamela Ferderbar.
The rather wordy title that Jon Klein has chosen for his play, "Dimly Perceived Threats to the System," refers mostly to the assault facing that venerable, if embattled, institution known as the…
A feminist comedy about rape and retribution from veteran Czech helmer Vera Chytilova, "Traps" is great fun in spots but overstays its welcome by about half an hour. Faster pacing and tighter cutting…
A kaleidoscopic but engrossing study of the shifting sands of friendship among a group of Parisians, "Late August, Early September" reps a major advance by writer-director Olivier Assayas in warmth…
Five finalists have been chosen from a field of 77 in the annual UCLA Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award competition.
This solemn examination of bereavement and the possibility of life after death is given rather plodding treatment by director Wan Jen. The themes of the film are interesting and universal, but Wan…
A jolting bumper-car ride across five years of recent Yugoslav history through the story of two on-the-make teenagers, Srdjan Dragojevic's "The Wounds" plays at times like a Serbian "Trainspotting."…
Taiwanese newcomer Chen Yiwen, whose previous work includes double duty as actor and assistant director on Edward Yang's "A Confucian Confusion," makes his feature debut with a comedy-drama that…
AFI Fest '98 is organizing a program for screenwriters and film industry professionals in association with the Writers Guild.
Japanese maverick Shinya Tsukamoto's customary obsession with man driven to extremes in a hostile environment gets a routine retread in "Bullet Ballet." The director's tighter, more visceral previous…