The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is hitting the road via the Freedom Festival, which plays Washington, D.C., today through Saturday. Presented by the American Cinema Foundation, the Freedom Festival…
Michelangelo Antonioni is set to direct "Just to Be Together," with Robin Wright Penn and Sam Shepard expected to star. The film, produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff, is backed by Gallic pay TV giant…
Japanese movie theater attendance is expected to break the 150 million mark in 1997 for the first time in 11 years. Several doemstic hits, a strong slate of imports and an emerging multiplex boom are…
Universal Pictures has acquired the film rights to journo Barry Siegel's recent Los Angeles Times' series about the unprecedented federal proceedings that set free a convicted "trailer trash"…
Sumptuously decked out in all departments except a fully worked script, "The Borrowers" is a top-notch family film that welds English quaintness and eccentricity with high-tech effects.
Nicole Kidman, who currently is completing work on Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut," will accept the Golden Lion for career achievement being awarded to the director Sept. 6 during the…
The 35th Gijon Intl. Film Festival, which closed Saturday, further reinforced its position as Spain's premier showcase for low-budget, edgy indie pics.
Gen-X novelist Ray Loriga makes his helming debut with "My Brother's Gun," a languid Hispanic reprise of pics such as "Kalifornia" and "Natural Born Killers." Though this is the best Spanish youth…
Timo Lahtinen, former chief buyer for Danish entertainment and film giant Nordisk Film, will launch a pan-Scandinavian film distribution and consulting outfit called Smile Entertainment March 1.
In an explosive finale to the fall season abroad, "Starship Troopers" had a high-flying start to its international campaign in Southeast Asia, while "Hercules" was wowing auds in Europe and "In…