Two teenage girls on military duty in Jerusalem find friendship, men and going on the lam are just as important as policing the Arab community. Highly accessible pic reps a very impressive feature…
The Germans are back in a big way in Berlin, with an impressive five films in competition and a newly pumped-up production and distrib sector.
Bernd Eichinger is once again putting the cat amongst the pigeons. After breaking Germany's Hitler-taboo with "Downfall" and adapting one of the most scandalous novels of the last decade with…
The Weinstein Co. has finalized sales to most major territories on Joby Harold's thriller "Awake," starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba.
Everyone knows Japanese moviegoers don't care for comedies -- they get plenty of laughs for free on the tube and don't feel like paying for them in the theater. Everyone also knows Japanese like the…
While Japanese pics have tasted modest success recently, the directors who have an international following can be counted on one hand, led by Takeshi Kitano, Hideo Nakata (director of "The Ring") and…
The movie biz is back in the good books of financial folk in Japan with film funds sprouting left, right and center.
Japanese animators and filmmakers are now second to none in Asia at CG wizardry -- no surprise given Japanese strengths in both the hardware and software sides of the CG equation, from high-end…
Girl power is growing in the Japanese film industry, driven by strong B.O. numbers of films with young female stars for young female auds.
First dramatic feature in a decade from veteran documaker Michael Glawogger repping a return to Berlin competish by the Austrians after two decades, this is a provocative, finely crafted pic that…