German director Werner Schroeter has been making his idiosyncratic films since the late '60s and has a following in Europe for his at times avant-garde approach to cinema.
Scaling back after the mammoth task of producing monster hit "Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra," Gallic industry titan Claude Berri returns to directing with the modest but appealing romantic…
A passionate story of adulterous love gains exotic fascination against the backdrop of Palermo's mafia, where the mob's unbreakable code of honor subs for fate in a Greek tragedy.
Very far afield from the sort of chilly, intellectual low-budgeters on which Canadian helmer Atom Egoyan made his name, this ambitious, time-jumping mosaic has the odor of a lifetime of research and…
Brit social realism meets the spaghetti Western -- and the former wins -- in Shane Meadows' "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands," a marvelously involving family saga with which the maverick English…
Drawing inspiration from a Rome tabloid case of several years back to create a compelling drama of unfulfilled dreams and frustrated desires, "The Embalmer" pulls the audience into a dark…
Always imaginative, often arresting, but sometimes just too clever by half, "Divine Intervention" is a movie of memorable moments rather than a cohesive, involving feature.
Director Abderrahmane Sissako's "Waiting for Happiness" suggests a world of poignant contradictions, between immobility and departure, belonging and rootlessness, tradition and modernity, local…
First feature director Karim Ainouz's vivid 1930s-set biopic recreates a key period in the life of a legendary gay streetfighter, criminal and killer, an uneducated black Brazilian descended from…
Writer-director Jacques Nolot pulls off a perfect blend of the sordid and artistic in "Glowing Eyes," a touching, funny and sexually explicit instruction manual on how to cruise, service and be…