Kevin Feng Ke's drearily earnest, minimalist prison drama "Letters From Death Row" seems unable to imaginatively follow through on the fascinating dramatic task it's set itself.
Joanna Cassidy is stepping down down as a member of the Screen Actors Guild's national board and will be replaced by Joe Bologna, who lost his seat in last month's election.
A quietly effective, simply told parable of resistance to the heartlessness of the state, Chapour Haghighat's "The Firm Land" celebrates traditional community values even as it records their decline.
Beta Cinema has picked up the rights of "Ceasefire," the first German-language feature to deal with the war in Iraq.
Box office sensation "Mamma Mia!" opened strongly in Italy and held resolutely elsewhere at the European box office this weekend.
Italo producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori was released from preventive custody on Tuesday after four months spent first behind bars and subsequently under house arrest on charges of fraudulent bankruptcy.
"Tulpan," the feature debut of Kazakh-born documaker extraordinaire Sergey Dvortsevoy, continued its winning ways at the recently wrapped Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival.
Helmer Isabel Coixet presented a trailer for "Don't Talk to Me About Life When I'm Dying" at the Sitges fest Saturday. Pic is a follow-up to her Ben Kingsley-Penelope Cruz starrer "Elegy."
Jose Manuel Lorenzo's Madrid-based Boomerang Cine, which co-produced Nicolas Lopez's Austin Fantastic Fest winner "Santos," will re-up with Lopez on "Providencia."
Oliver Stone's unusual and inescapably interesting "W." feels like a rough draft of a film it might behoove him to remake in 10 or 15 years.