The generosity of the Pusan fest was on display Friday night when it put on a flashy dinner for the 27 cash recipients from its new Asian Cinema Fund.
PIFF continued to up the star quotient in its 12th edition with an elaborately staged red-carpet promenade Friday night. Stretching between the Paradise Hotel and the beachside PIFF Village center…
Six up-and-coming actors and filmmakers were feted at the third annual Premiere Rising Star Awards, held on Friday night at the Westin Chosun Beach Hotel.
Plenty of South Korea's independent filmmakers turned out on Friday for the CGV Indie Films night at the VIPS restaurant in Haeundae.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is expected to announce soon the full slate of foreign-language submissions.
Amos Gitai was full of smiles at the Haifa Intl. Film Festival as "Disengagement," his pic about Israel's 2006 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, became the first Israeli film to open the event.
Helmer Manuel Poirier ("Western," "Byways") continues to be drawn to stories of men going through midlife crises; fortunately, with "The House," he's hit on a more engaging tale than his recent…
Handsome but minor sophomore work from Max Lemcke ("Fantastic World") presents a world of sexist and dissatisfied colleagues divided between ambitious cutthroats and passive nonplayers, but this is…
Much has been written about the mysterious cultural enigma that is Ang Lee. Here's a filmmaker as fascinated by the mechanics of kung fu wirework as he is by the emotional subtleties of Jane Austen…
Tony Leung Chiu-wai has been on an unusually cruel streak of late. Having played a ruthless lady-killer in Wong Kar Wai's "2046," the Hong Kong superstar with the iconic eyebrows gets even nastier in…
For two gweilos (Westerners) in the Asian film industry, Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J. Werner have come a very long way. But then Barendrecht has been known to describe himself as an egg: white…