Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment has been active on the Croisette this year, sealing international distribution deals for a handful of pics, including "Premonition," "Asylum" "Trade" and…
The final year of Ceausescu's reign of terror in Romania forms a dramatic backdrop to "How I Spent the End of the World," Catalin Mitulescu's charmingly told first feature about a spunky girl on the…
Libertarian-positioned docu argues almost persuasively that U.S. citizens are not legally required to pay federal income tax, and much less convincingly that country is becoming a police state via…
Reflecting an expanding slate of English-language movies and corporate growth of 25%, Fortissimo Films is to open a sales and acquisitions office in Gotham.
A ghost flick without one decent scare, "Silk" is way too smooth for its own good. The tale of a bunch of scientists who manage to capture a tyke ghost boasts impressive f/x but brings nothing new to…
"What does a scanner see?" a character muses toward the end of "A Scanner Darkly." Whatever the answer is, audiences may find there's less than meets the eye in Richard Linklater's adaptation of…
Focus Features Intl. has had its best-ever Cannes market, racking up well over 100 deals, according to sales and distribution prexy Alison Thompson.
"The Family Friend" is the tale of a thoroughly unpleasant loan shark whose misanthropy may be due to his brutish appearance is oftentimes original on the surface but distancing in tone. Sure to…
Israeli helmer Amos Gitai will host a master class at the 12th Cinema Tout Ecran fest to take place in Geneva Oct. 30-Nov. 5 this year, in which he will talk about his most recent pics including…
With the race for the Palme d'Or reaching its climax, film execs have been searching for any edge over rivals, from marketing campaigns to lavish parties.
As if Mideast distribs don't have enough problems with censorship and piracy, Cannes has thrown up another old-fashioned headache: what to do when you've acquired a turkey.