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Dan Fainaru

  • Miss Julie

    9-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Liv Ullmann. Norway-UK-Eire-France. 2014. 129mins
  • An Eye For Beauty

    9-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Denys Arcand. Canada. 2014. 102mins
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream

    9-Sep-2014

    Dir: Julie Taymor. US. 2014. 144mins
  • Tigers

    8-Sep-2014

    Dir: Danis Tanovic. India-France-UK. 2014. 90mins
  • A Second Chance

    7-Sep-2014

    Dir: Susanne Bier. Denmark. 2014. 105mins
  • The New Girlfriend

    7-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Francois Ozon. France. 2014. 105mins
  • 1001 grams

    6-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Bent Hamer. Norway-Germany-France. 2014. 90mins
  • Return To Ithaca

    4-Sep-2014

    Dir: Laurent Cantet. France. 2014. 95mins
  • The Last Hammer Blow

    3-Sep-2014

    Dir: Alix Delaporte. France. 2014. 83mins
  • Hill Of Freedom

    2-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2014. 66mins
  • Tsili

    2-Sep-2014

    Dir: Amos Gitai. Israel-France-Italy-Russia. 2014. 88mins
  • Hungry Hearts

    1-Sep-2014

    Dir/scr: Saverio Costanzo. Italy. 2014. 109mins
  • Far From Men

    31-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: David Oelhoffen. France. 2014. 110mins
  • These Are The Rules

    29-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Ognjen Svilicic. Croatia-France-Serbia-Macedonia. 2014. 78mins
  • The Farewell Party

    29-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon. Israel-Germany. 2014. 93mins
  • The Price Of Fame

    28-Aug-2014

    Dir: Xavier Beauvois. France. 2014. 114 mins
  • I Am Beso

    23-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Lasha Tskvitinidze. Georgia. 2014. 89mins
  • Song Of My Mother

    22-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Erol Mintas. Turkey. 2014. 103mins
  • Three Windows And A Hanging

    20-Aug-2014

    Dir: Isa Qosja. Kosovo. 2014. 93mins
  • Pause

    14-Aug-2014

    Dir: Mathieu Urfer. Switzerland. 2014. 82mins
  • White Nights On The Pier

    14-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Paul Vecchiali. France. 2014. 94 mins
  • Swiss Heroes

    13-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Peter Luisi. Switzerland. 2014. 94mins
  • To Life

    12-Aug-2014

    Dir: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann. France. 2014. 104mins
  • The Shelter

    11-Aug-2014

    Dir: Fernand Melgar. Switzerland. 2014. 101mins
  • Marie's Story

    10-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Jean-Pierre Ameris. France. 2014. 95mins
  • Fidelio – Alice’s Journey

    10-Aug-2014

    Dir: Lucie Borleteau. France. 2014. 95mins
  • The Princess Of France

    8-Aug-2014

    Dir/scr: Matias Pineiro. Argentina. 2014. 70mins
  • Love Island

    8-Aug-2014

    Dir: Jasmila Zbanic. Bosnia & Herzegovina-Croatia-Germany-Switzerland. 2014. 90mins
  • Dancing Arabs

    17-Jul-2014

    Dir: Eran Riklis. Israel-Germany-France. 2014. 105mins
  • All My Tomorrows

    12-Jul-2014

    Dir/scr: Rudolf Havlik. Czech Republic. 2014. 98mins
  • The Kindergarten Teacher

    12-Jul-2014

    Dir/scr: Nadav Lapid. Israel-France. 2014. 120mins
  • Corn Island

    11-Jul-2014

    Dir: George Ovashvili. Georgia-Germany-France-Czech Republic-Kazakhstan. 2014. 100mins
  • Free Fall

    11-Jul-2014

    Dir: Gyorgi Palfi. Hungary-France-South Korea. 2014. 82mins
  • Nowhere In Moravia

    10-Jul-2014

    Dir: Miroslav Krobot. Czech Republic. 2014. 102mins
  • All Yours

    7-Jul-2014

    Dir/scr: David Lambert. Belgium-Canada. 2014. 102mins
  • Patchwork Family

    6-Jul-2014

    Dir: Pascal Rabate. France. 2014. 92mins
  • Adventure

    6-Jul-2014

    Dir/scr: Nariman Turebayev. Kazakhstan-France. 2012. 78mins
  • White Gate

    12-Jun-2014

    Dir: Nicolae Margineanu. Romania. 2014. 97mins
  • Stockholm

    10-Jun-2014

    Dir/scr: Rodrigo Sorogoyen. Spain. 2013. 90mins
  • Leviathan

    23-May-2014

    Dir: Andrei Zviagyntsev. Russia. 2014. 141mins
  • Fantasia

    21-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Wang Chao. China. 2014. 86mins
  • Gett, The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem

    20-May-2014

    Dir, Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz. France-Israel-Germany. 2014. 115mins
  • Titli

    20-May-2014

    Dir: Kanu Behl. India. 2014. 124mins
  • Caricaturists: The Foot Soldiers Of Democracy

    19-May-2014

    Dir: Stephanie Valloatto. France. 2014. 106mins
  • Beautiful Youth

    19-May-2014

    Dir. Jaime Rosales. Spain-France. 2014. 102mins
  • White God

    18-May-2014

    Dir: Kornel Mundruczo. Hungary-Germany. 2014. 119mins
  • National Gallery

    17-May-2014

    Dir: Frederick Wiseman. US-France. 2014. 173mins
  • Winter Sleep

    17-May-2014

    Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Turkey-Germany-France. 2014. 196mins
  • Self Made

    17-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Shira Geffen. Israel. 2014. 89mins
  • Timbuktu

    15-May-2014

    Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako. France-Mauritania. 2014. 97mins
  • Let's Sin

    28-Apr-2014

    Dir/scr: Onur Unlu. Turkey. 2014. 110mins
  • I Am Not Him

    27-Apr-2014

    Dir/scr: Tayfun Pirselimoglou. Turkey-Greece-Germany-France. 2013. 129mins
  • Macondo

    15-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Sudabeh Mortezai. Austria. 2014. 98mins
  • The Little House

    14-Feb-2014

    Dir: Yoji Yamada. Japan. 2014. 136mins
  • The Second Game

    13-Feb-2014

    Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu. Romania. 2014. 97mins
  • Black Coal, Thin Ice

    12-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Diao Yinan. China. 2014. 106mins
  • Diplomacy

    12-Feb-2014

    Dir: Volker Schlondorff. France-Germany. 2014. 85mins
  • Stratos

    11-Feb-2014

    Dir: Yannis Economides. Greece-Germany-Cyprus. 2014. 137mins
  • Life Of Riley

    10-Feb-2014

    Dir: Alain Resnais. France. 2013. 108mins
  • Stations Of The Cross

    9-Feb-2014

    Dir: Dietrich Brüggemann. Germany-France. 2014. 107mins
  • The Seventh Code

    17-Nov-2013

    Dir/scr: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Japan 2013. 60mins
  • The Mole Song – Undercover Agent Reiji

    17-Nov-2013

    Dir: Takaski Miike. Japan. 2013. 120mins
  • Fear Of Falling

    14-Nov-2013

    Dir: Jonathan Demme. US. 2013. 126mins
  • Quai d'Orsay

    11-Sep-2013

    Dir: Bertrand Tavernier. France. 2013. 113mins
  • Walesa, Man Of Hope

    9-Sep-2013

    Dir: Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 2013. 127mins
  • Fading Gigolo

    9-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: John Turturro. US. 2013. 98mins
  • Exit Marrakech

    7-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Caroline Link. Germany. 2013. 122mins
  • Attila Marcel

    7-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Sylvain Chomet. France. 2013. 106mins
  • Bright Days Ahead

    7-Sep-2013

    Dir: Marion Vernoux. France. 2013. 93mins
  • Moebius

    4-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Kim Ki-duk. South Korea. 2013. 91mins
  • A Lonely Hero

    4-Sep-2013

    Dir. Gianni Amelio. Italy. 2013. 104mins
  • The Zero Theorem

    2-Sep-2013

    Dir: Terry Gilliam. UK-Romania-France. 2013. 107mins
  • The Police Officer's Wife

    30-Aug-2013

    Dir: Philip Groning. Germany. 2013. 172mins
  • Class Enemy

    30-Aug-2013

    Dir: Rok Bicek. Slovenia. 2013. 112mins
  • Bethlehem

    29-Aug-2013

    Dir: Yuval Adler. Israel-Belgium-Germany. 2013. 99mins
  • May In The Summer

    28-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Cherien Dabis. US-Jordan-Qatar. 2013. 100mins
  • Wolf

    23-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Bogdan Mustata. Romania. 2013. 78mins
  • Runaway Day

    23-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Dimitris Bavellas. Greece. 2013. 80mins
  • Talea

    22-Aug-2013

    Dir: Katharina Muckstein. Austria. 2013. 75mins
  • With Mom

    21-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Faruk Loncarevic. Bosnia Herzegovina-Slovenia-Germany. 2013. 80mins
  • Carmen

    19-Aug-2013

    Dir: Doru Nitescu. Romania. 2013. 88mins
  • A Stranger

    19-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Bobo Jelcic. Croatia-Bosnia Herzegovina. 2013. 87mins
  • Roxanne

    14-Aug-2013

    Dir: Valentin Hotea. Romania-Hungary. 2013. 98mins
  • Real

    14-Aug-2013

    Dir: Kyoshi Kurosawa. Japan. 2013. 127mins
  • The Stone

    14-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Cho Se-rae. South Korea. 2013. 113mins
  • Tonnerre

    14-Aug-2013

    Dir: Guillaume Brac. France. 2013. 106mins
  • Backwater

    14-Aug-2013

    Dir: Shinji Aoyama. Japan. 2013. 102mins
  • Longwave

    12-Aug-2013

    Dir. Lionel Baier. Switzerland-France-Portugal. 2013. 85mins
  • The Human Factor

    10-Aug-2013

    Dir: Bruno Oliviero. Italy. 2013. 83mins
  • Gare Du Nord

    10-Aug-2013

    Dir: Claire Simon. France-Canada. 2013. 119mins
  • Our Sunhi

    10-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. South Korea. 2013. 88mins
  • Vijay And I

    8-Aug-2013

    Dir: Sam Garbarski.  Belgium-Germany-Luxembourg. 2013. 96mins
  • When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism

    8-Aug-2013

    Dir/scr: Corneliu Porumboiu. Romania-France. 2013. 89mins
  • The Notebook

    6-Jul-2013

    Dir: Janos Szasz. Hungary-Germany-Austria-France. 2013. 100mins
  • Shame

    4-Jul-2013

    Dir: Yusup Razykov. Russia. 2013. 90mins
  • Revival

    3-Jul-2013

    Dir/scr: Alice Nellis. Czech Republic. 2013. 115mins
  • The Value Of Time

    3-Jul-2013

    Dir/scr: Xaver Bermudez. Spain. 2013. 97mins
  • Papusza

    2-Jul-2013

    Dirs/scr: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze. Poland. 2013. 131mins
  • Velvet Terrorists

    1-Jul-2013

    Dirs: Pavol Pekarcik, Ivan Ostrchovsky, Peter Kerekes. Czech Republic-Croatia. 2013. 87mins
  • A Place In Heaven

    29-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr: Josef Madmony. Israel. 2013. 117mins
  • Miss Christina

    10-Jun-2013

    Dir: Alexandru Maftei. Romania. 2013. 100mins
  • Three Exercises Of Interpretation

    9-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr: Cristi Puiu. France. 2012. 158mins
  • Domestic

    7-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr.: Adrian Sitaru. Romania. 2013. 85mins
  • Zulu

    25-May-2013

    Dir: Jerome Salle. France. 2013. 110mins
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    22-May-2013

    Dir: Stephen Frears. US. 2013. 97mins
  • Grigris

    22-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France-Chad. 2013. 101mins
  • The Missing Picture

    20-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Rithy Panh. France. 2013. 95mins
  • Omar

    20-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Hany Abu Assad. Palestine. 2013. 98mins
  • Like Father, Like Son

    18-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Japan. 2013. 120mins
  • Ain't Misbehavin' 

    17-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Marcel Ophuls. France. 2013. 106mins
  • The Congress

    16-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Ari Folman. Israel-Germany-France-Belgium-Poland-Luxembourg. 2013. 123mins
  • Nobody's Home

    23-Apr-2013

    Dir/scr: Deniz Akcai Katiksiz. Turkey. 2013. 81mins
  • Thou Gild'st The Even

    21-Apr-2013

    Dir/scr: Onur Unlu. Turkey. 2013. 107mins
  • Yozgat Blues

    15-Apr-2013

    Dir: Mahmut Fazil Coskun. Turkey-Germany. 2013. 96mins
  • Capturing Dad

    18-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Ryota Nakano. Japan. 2012. 74mins
  • On My Way

    15-Feb-2013

    Dir: Emmanuelle Bercot. France. 2013. 116mins
  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon

    15-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. South Korea. 2013. 90mins
  • Cold

    14-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Ugur Yucel. Turkey. 2013. 105mins
  • An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker

    13-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Danis Tanovic. Bosnia-Herzegovina- France- Slovenia. 2013. 74mins
  • Tokyo Family

    13-Feb-2013

    Dir: Yoji Yamada. Japan. 2012. 146mins
  • Naked Opera

    12-Feb-2013

    Dir: Angela Christlieb. Luxembourg –Germany. 2013. 85mins
  • Youth

    10-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Tom Shoval. Israel-Germany. 2012. 100mins
  • Rock The Casbah

    9-Feb-2013

    Dir: Yariv Horowitz.  Israel- France. 2012. 94mins
  • Lose Your Head

    9-Feb-2013

    Dirs: Patrick Schuckmann, Stefan Westerwelle. Germany. 2012. 107mins
  • Paradise: Hope

    8-Feb-2013

    Dir: Ulrich Seidl. Austria. 2013. 91mins
  • Circles

    8-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Srdan Golubovic. Serbia- Germany-France-Croatia-Slovenia. 2012. 112mins
  • The Gang Of The Jotas

    18-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Marjane Satrapi. France. 2012. 74mins
  • Judge Archer

    18-Nov-2012

    Dir: Xu Haofeng. China. 2012. 95mins
  • Bloody Daughter

    17-Nov-2012

    Dir: Stephanie Argerich. France-Switzerland. 2012. 94mins
  • The Motel Life

    16-Nov-2012

    Dir: Alan & Gabriel Polsky. US. 2012. 95mins
  • Ixjana

    13-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Jozef & Michal Skolimowski. Poland. 2012. 98mins
  • Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari

    13-Nov-2012

    Dir: Alexey Fedorchenko. Russia. 2012. 109mins
  • Youth

    13-Nov-2012

    Dir: Justine Malle. France. 2012. 71mins
  • Once I Entered A Garden

    13-Nov-2012

    Dir: Avi Mograbi. Israel-France-Switzerland. 2012. 97mins
  • Marfa Girl

    12-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Larry Clark. US. 2012. 106mins
  • Back To 1942

    12-Nov-2012

    Dir: Feng Xiaogang. China. 2012. 142mins
  • Waiting For The Sea

    11-Nov-2012

    Dir: Bakhtiar Khudoijnazarov.  Germany-Russia-Belgium-France. 2012. 109mins
  • Voice of My Father takes top prize in Adana

    23-Sep-2012

    Watchtower also wins two prizes at the Turkish festival.
  • Rhino Season

    14-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Bahman Ghobadi. Turkey-Kurdistan. 2012. 103mins
  • Caught In The Web

    14-Sep-2012

    Dir: Chen Kaige. China. 2012. 120mins
  • Mold

    11-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Ali Aydin. Turkey. 2012. 94mins
  • A Late Quartet

    11-Sep-2012

    Dir: Yaron Zilberman. US. 2012. 105mins
  • Hannah Arendt

    11-Sep-2012

    Dir: Margarethe von Trotta. Germany. 2012. 113mins
  • The Last Supper

    9-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Lu Chuan. China. 2012. 115mins
  • The Man Who Laughs

    7-Sep-2012

    Dir: Jean-Pierre Ameris. France. 2012. 95mins
  • Epilogue

    6-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Amir Manor. Israel. 2012. 96mins
  • Pieta

    4-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr:  Kim Ki-duk. South Korea. 2012. 104mins
  • Something In The Air

    3-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Olivier Assayas. France. 2012. 122mins
  • Love Is All You Need

    2-Sep-2012

    Dir: Susanne Bier. Denmark. 2012. 112mins
  • Fill The Void

    2-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Rona Burshtein. Israel. 2012. 90mins
  • Cherchez Hortense

    1-Sep-2012

    Dir: Pascal Bonitzer. France. 2012. 100mins
  • Paradise: Faith

    31-Aug-2012

    Dir: Ulrich Seidl. Austria-Germany-France, 2012. 113mins
  • Tango Libre

    30-Aug-2012

    Dir: Frederic Fonteyne. Belgium-France-Luxembourg. 2012. 109mins
  • Penance

    29-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Japan. 2012. 270mins
  • Miss Massacre

    13-Aug-2012

    Dir: Michael Steiner. Switzerland. 2012. 98mins
  • More Than Honey

    12-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Markus Imhoof. Switzerland-Germany-Austria, 2012. 91mins
  • Leviathan

    10-Aug-2012

    Dirs: Lucien Castaign-Taylor, Verena Paravel. UK-US-France. 2012. 87mins
  • Dust

    10-Aug-2012

    Dir: Julio Hernandez Cordon. Guatemala-Spain-Chile-Germany. 2012. 80mins
  • The Girl From Nowhere

    9-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Jean-Claude Brisseau. France. 2012. 90mins
  • Museum Hours

    8-Aug-2012

    Dir: Jem Cohen. Austria–US. 2012. 106mins
  • When Night Falls

    8-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Ying Liang. South Korea-China. 2012. 70mins
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    8-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Bob Byington. US. 2012. 75mins
  • Not In Tel Aviv

    6-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr:  Nony Geffen. Israel. 2012. 82mins
  • A Few Hours Of Spring

    6-Aug-2012

    Dir: Stephane Brize. France. 2012. 108mins
  • Gazzara

    5-Aug-2012

    Dir: Joseph Rezwin. US. 2012. 94mins
  • The Greatest Hits

    5-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Nicolas Pereda. Mexico. 2012. 103mins
  • Crossing Boundaries

    13-Jul-2012

    Dir/scr: Florian Flicker. Austria. 2012. 90mins
  • Redemption Street

    11-Jul-2012

    Dir: Miroslav Terzic. Serbia. 2012. 97mins
  • Noseland

    9-Jul-2012

    Dir: Aleksey Igudesman. Austria. 2011. 82mins
  • Ballad Of The Weeping Spring

    9-Jul-2012

    Dir: Benny Toraty. Israel. 2012. 105mins
  • The Stoning Of St Stephen

    6-Jul-2012

    Dir: Pera Vila I Barcelo. Spain-France. 2012. 80mins
  • Boy Eating The Bird's Food

    5-Jul-2012

    Dir/scr: Ektoras Lygizos. Greece. 2012. 80mins
  • Polski Film

    5-Jul-2012

    Dir: Marek Najbrt. Czech Republic-Poland. 2012. 113mins
  • The Last Step

    4-Jul-2012

    Dir/scr: Ali Mosaffa. Iran. 2012. 88mins
  • Kamihate Store

    4-Jul-2012

    Dir: Tatsuya Yamamoto. Japan. 2012. 104mins
  • Hay Road

    2-Jul-2012

    Dir/scr: Rodrigo Areias. Portugal-Finland. 2012. 95mins
  • The Almost Man

    2-Jul-2012

    Dir/scr: Martin Lund. Norway. 2012. 80mins
  • The World Is Funny

    16-Jun-2012

    Dir/scr: Shemi Zarhin. Israel. 2012. 122mins
  • Killing Time

    13-Jun-2012

    Dir/scr: Florin Piersic Jr. Romania. 2012.  99mins
  • Somewhere In Palilula

    11-Jun-2012

    Dir/scr: Silviu Purcarete. Romania. 2012. 145mins
  • Three Days Till Christmas (The Last Days In The Life Of Elena And Nicolae Ceauşescu)

    10-Jun-2012

    Dir: Radu Gabrea. Romania. 2012. 90mins
  • Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen

    26-May-2012

    Dir: Gyorgy Palfi. Hungary. 2012. 84mins
  • Thérèse Desqueyroux

    26-May-2012

    Dir: Claude Miller. France. 2012. 110mins
  • The Taste Of Money

    26-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Im Sang-soo. South Korea. 2012. 114mins
  • Miss Lovely

    24-May-2012

    Dir: Ashim Ahluwalia. India. 2012. 115mins
  • Me And You

    23-May-2012

    Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci. Italy. 2012. 97mins
  • The Pirogue

    21-May-2012

    Dir: Moussa Toure. France-Senegal. 2012. 87mins
  • In Another Country

    21-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. S Korea. 2012. 89mins
  • Beyond The Hills

    18-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Cristian Mungiu. Romania-France-Belgium. 2012. 150mins
  • Polluting Paradise

    17-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Fatih Akin. Germany. 2012. 98mins
  • Present Tense

    13-Apr-2012

    Dir: Belmin Söylemez Turkey. 2012. 104mins
  • Inside

    13-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Zeki Demikubuz. Turkey. 2012. 107mins
  • Can

    12-Apr-2012

    Dir. Rasit Celikezer. Turkey. 2011. 106mins
  • War Witch

    17-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Kim Nguyen. Canada. 2012. 90mins
  • Just The Wind

    16-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Bence Fliegauf. Hungary-Germany-France. 2012. 98mins
  • Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood

    16-Feb-2012

    Dir: Daniele Vicari Italy-France-Romania. 2012. 127mins
  • White Deer Plain

    16-Feb-2012

    Dir: Wang Quanan. China. 2011. 177mins
  • Bliss

    15-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Doris Dorrie. Germany. 2012. 112mins
  • Belief, Love, Death

    13-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Peter Kern. Austria. 2011. 71mins
  • Everybody In Our Family

    13-Feb-2012

    Dir. Radu Jude. Romania-Netherlands. 2012. 108mins
  • Night Of Silence  

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Reis Celik. Turkey. 2012. 90mins
  • Highway

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir: Deepak Rauniyar. Nepal-US. 2012. 80mins
  • Soldier/Citizen

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir: Silvina Landsmann. Israel. 2012. 68mins
  • Sharqiya

    11-Feb-2012

    Dir: Ami Livne. Israel-France-Germany. 2012. 85mins
  • The Delay

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir: Rodrigo Pla. Mexico-Uruguay-France. 2012. 84mins
  • Theo Angelopoulos dies after road accident on shoot near Athens

    25-Jan-2012

    The acclaimed Greek director died after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident on Tuesday evening (24) while shooting The Other Sea in Piraeus. He was 76.
  • Where did it all go right?

    19-Dec-2011

    How have film-makers from a country as tiny as Israel come to command such a huge presence on the international arthouse scene? Dan Fainaru gives a personal account of the support structure Israeli film-makers enjoy at home as well as the challenges they face to sustain it.
  • Playoff

    8-Dec-2011

    Dir: Eran Riklis. Germany-Israel-France. 2011. 107mins
  • Twilight Portrait

    16-Nov-2011

    Dir: Angelina Nikonova. Russia. 2011. 105mins
  • Eighty Letters

    16-Nov-2011

    Dir: Vaclav Kadrnka. Czech Republic. 2011. 74mins
  • Home

    23-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Muzaffer Ozdemir. Turkey. 2011. 90mins
  • Future Lasts Forever

    21-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Ozcan Alper. Turkey. 2011. 109mins
  • Union Square

    16-Sep-2011

    Dir: Nancy Savoca. US. 2011. 80mins
  • Rebellion

    13-Sep-2011

    Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. France. 2011. 135mins
  • Gerhard Richter Painting

    12-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Corinna Belz. Germany. 2011. 97mins
  • A Better Life

    12-Sep-2011

    Dir: Cedric Kahn. France-Canada. 2011. 105mins
  • I Wish

    11-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr/ed: Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Japan. 2011. 128mins
  • The First Man

    10-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Gianni Amelio. France-Italy. 2011. 100mins
  • Keyhole

    10-Sep-2011

    Dir: Guy Maddin. Canada. 2011. 92mins
  • Faust

    8-Sep-2011

    Dir. Alexander Sokurov. Russia. 2011. 134mins
  • People Mountain People Sea

    8-Sep-2011

    Dir: Cai Shangjun. China. 2011. 91mins
  • The Exchange

    6-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Eran Kolirin. Israel-Germany. 2011. 90mins
  • The Cardboard Village

    6-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Ermanno Olmi. Italy. 2011. 87mins
  • A Simple Life

    6-Sep-2011

    Dir: Ann Hui. Hong Kong, China. 2011. 117mins
  • I'm Carolyn Parker – The Good, The Mad And The Beautiful

    5-Sep-2011

    Dir. Jonathan Demme. US. 2011. 93mins
  • Almayer's Folly

    4-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr Chantal Akerman. France-Belgium. 2011. 127mins
  • Cut

    2-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Amir Naderi. Japan. 2011. 132mins
  • All Our Desires

    1-Sep-2011

    Dr: Philippe Lioret. France. 2011. 120mins
  • Crazy Horse

    31-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Frederick Wiseman. France. 2011. 128mins
  • The Year Of The Tiger

    14-Aug-2011

    Dir: Sebastian Lelio. Chile. 2011. 82mins
  • And If We All Lived Together

    14-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Stephane Robelin. France-Germany. 2011. 96mins 
  • Of Women And Horses

    12-Aug-2011

    Dir: Patricia Mazuy. France-Germany. 2011. 105mins
  • 4 Days in May

    12-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Achim von Borries. Germany-Russia-Ukraine. 2011. 97mins
  • Back To Stay

    12-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Milagros Mumenthaler. Argentina-Switzerland. 2011. 99mins
  • Bachir Lazhar

    10-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Philippe Falardeau. Canada. 2011. 94mins
  • Last Screening

    10-Aug-2011

    Dir: Laurent Achard. France. 2011. 82mins
  • Seven Acts Of Mercy

    8-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Massimiliano & Gianluca di Serio. Italy-Romania. 2011. 100mins
  • The Art of Love

    7-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Emmanuel Mouret. France. 2011. 85mins
  • Crulic – The Path To Beyond 

    7-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Anca Damian. Romania–Poland. 2011. 72mins
  • Best Intentions

    5-Aug-2011

    Dir: Adrian Sitaru. Romania-Hungary. 2011. 105mins.
  • Headhunters

    5-Aug-2011

    Dir: Morten Tyldum. Norway-Demark-Germany. 2011. 101mins
  • Beirut Hotel

    4-Aug-2011

    Dir: Danielle Arbid. Lebanon-France. 2011. 98mins
  • Ave

    28-Jul-2011

    Dir: Konstantin Bojanov. Bulgaria. 2011. 86mins
  • Breathing

    27-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr:  Karl Marcovics. Austria. 2011. 93mins
  • Broken Mussels

    26-Jul-2011

    Dir: Seyfettin Tokmak. Turkey.  2011. 93mins
  • Orchestra

    24-Jul-2011

    Dir: Pjer Zalica. Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011. 105mins
  • Amnesty

    23-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: Bujar Almani. Albania-Greece-France.  2011. 83mins
  • The Law In These Parts

    17-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz. Israel.  2011. 100mins
  • Mostar Round Trip

    17-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: David Fisher. Israel.  2011. 73mins
  • The Flat

    14-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: Arnon Goldfinger. Israel-Germany. 2011. 73mins
  • Somewhere Tonight

    8-Jul-2011

    Dir: Michael di Jiacomo. Netherlands-US. 2011. 85mins
  • Romeo Eleven

    8-Jul-2011

    Dir: Ivan Grbovic. Canada. 2011. 89mins
  • Salt White

    8-Jul-2011

    Dir: Keti Machavariani. Georgia. 2011. 80mins
  • Man Without A Cell Phone

    8-Jul-2011

    Dir: Sameh Zoabi. France-Belgium-Palestine-Israel-Qatar. 2011. 78mins
  • Bedouin

    6-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: Igor Voloshin. Russia. 2011. 90mins
  • Cracks In The Shell

    5-Jul-2011

    Dir: Christian Schwochow. Germany. 2011. 113mins
  • Heritage

    5-Jul-2011

    Dir: Andrzej Baranski. Poland. 2011. 124mins
  • Holidays By The Sea

    3-Jul-2011

    Dir/scr: Pacal Rabate. France. 2011. 77mins
  • Stranger Things

    3-Jul-2011

    Dirs: Eleanor Burke, Ron Eyal. US-UK. 2011. 77mins
  • A personal portrait of Karlovy Vary

    29-Jun-2011

    The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival takes place in a stunning spa town, but its strong line-up and networking opportunities mean sightseeing is not always top of the agenda for industry visitors. Dan Fainaru [pictured] offers his take on the festial and the town.
  • If The Seed Does Not Die

    14-Jun-2011

    Dir: Sinisa Dragin. Romania-Serbia-Austria. 2010. 113mins
  • Adalbert’s Dream

    14-Jun-2011

    Dir: Gabriel Achim. Romania. 2011. 96mins
  • Phantom Father

    12-Jun-2011

    Dir: Lucian Georgescu. Romania. 2011. 90mins
  • Principles of Life

    10-Jun-2011

    Dir: Constantin Popescu. Romania. 2010. 97mins
  • Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

    21-May-2011

    Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Turkey /Bosnia-Herzegovina. 2011. 157mins
  • Loverboy

    19-May-2011

    Dir: Catalin Mitulescu. Romania/Sweden/Serbia. 2011. 94mins
  • The Big Fix

    18-May-2011

    Dir: Josh Tickell. US. 2011. 112mins
  • Code Blue

    17-May-2011

    Dir: Urszula Antoniak. Netherlands-Denmark. 2011. 81mins
  • Anton Chekhov’s The Duel

    17-May-2011

    Dir: Dover Kosashvili. US. 2010. 94mins
  • Duch, Master Of The Forges Of Hell

    15-May-2011

    Dir: Rithy Panh. France. 2011. 103mins
  • Arirang

    14-May-2011

    Dir: Kim Ki-duk. Korea. 2011. 100mins
  • Footnote

    14-May-2011

    Dir: Josef Cedar. Israel. 2011. 105mins
  • The Slut

    12-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Hagar Ben Asher. Israel-Germany. 2011. 87mins
  • Toll Booth

    22-Apr-2011

    Dir/scr: Tolga Karacelik. Turkey. 2010. 98mins
  • Press

    22-Apr-2011

    Dir: Sedat Yilmaz. Turkey. 2010. 100mins
  • Shadows And Faces

    22-Apr-2011

    Dir/scr. Dervis Zaim. Turkey. 2010. 116mins
  • Lipstikka

    17-Feb-2011

    Dir: Jonathan Sagall. Israel-UK. 2011. 90mins
  • The Residents

    17-Feb-2011

    Dir: Tiago Mata Machado. Brazil. 2010. 120mins
  • My Best Enemy

    17-Feb-2011

    Dir: Wolfgang Murenberger. Austria-Luxembourg. 2011. 109mins
  • The Young Butler

    16-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Marcela Said, Jean de Certeau. Chile, 2011. 70mins
  • Matchmaking Mayor

    15-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Erika Hnikova. Czech Republic-Slovak Republic. 2010. 72mins
  • Flood

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir: Guy Nattiv. Isr-Can-Fr-Ger. 2010. 101mins
  • Kabul Dream Factory

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Sebastian Heidinger. Germany-Afghanistan, 2011. 82mins
  • Sleeping Sickness

    12-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Ulrich Koehler. Ger-Fr-Neth. 2011. 91mins
  • Utopians

    11-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Zbigniew Bzymek. US. 2011. 84mins
  • The Prize

    11-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Paula Markovitch. Ger-Mex-Fr-Pol. 2011. 115mins
  •  Limbo

    7-Dec-2010

    Dir/scr:  Maria Sodahl. Norway. 2010. 105mins
  • Mother of Asphalt

    7-Dec-2010

    Dir: Dalibor Matanic. Croatia. 2010. 104mins
  • Zephyr

    7-Dec-2010

    Dir/scr:  Belma Bas. Turkey. 2010. 93mins
  • Black Venus

    12-Oct-2010

    Dir/scr: Abdellatif Kechiche. France. 2010. 159mins
  • The Poll Diaries

    17-Sep-2010

    Dir: Chris Kraus. Germany-Austria-Estonia. 2010. 129mins
  • Aftershock (Tang Shen Da Di Zhen)

    16-Sep-2010

    Dir: Feng Xiaogang. China. 2010. 128mins
  • All About Love (De-Xian-Chao-Fan)

    14-Sep-2010

    Dir: Ann Hui. Hong Kong-China.2010. 105mins
  • Cool it

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir: Omni Timoner. US. 2010. 84mins
  • Essential Killing

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski Poland-Norway-Ireland-Hungary. 2010. 83mins
  • Our Day Will Come (Notre Jour Viendra)

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir: Romain Gavras. France. 2009. 88mins.
  • That Girl In Yellow Boots

    10-Sep-2010

    Dir: Anurag Kashyap. India. 2010. 103mins
  • ATTENBERG

    7-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Athina Rachel Tsangari. Greece. 2010. 95mins
  • The Last Circus (Balada Triste de Trompeta)

    7-Sep-2010

    Dir: Alex de la Iglesia. Spain-France. 2010. 105mins
  • Vallanzasca

    7-Sep-2010

    Dir: Michele Placido. Italy. 2010. 125mins
  • Potiche

    5-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Francois Ozon. France. 2010. 103mins
  • Post Mortem

    5-Sep-2010

    Dir: Pablo Larrain. Chile-Mexico-Germany. 2010. 98mins
  • Passione

    5-Sep-2010

    Dir: John Turturro. Italy-US. 2009. 90mins
  • Happy Few

    3-Sep-2010

    Dir: Antony Cordier. France. 2010. 103mins
  • The Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie)

    2-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Catherine Breillat. France. 2010. 82 mins
  • Majority (Cogunluk)

    2-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Seren Yuce. Turkey. 2010. 102mins
  • Winter Vacation (Han Jia)

    12-Aug-2010

    Dir/scr/ed: Li Hongqi. China, 2010. 91mins
  • The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

    11-Aug-2010

    Dir: Aktam Arym Kubat. Kyrgyzstan-Germany-France-Netherlands. 2010. 80mins
  • The Human Resources Manager

    11-Aug-2010

    Dir: Eran Riklis. Israel-Romania-Germany-France. 2010. 103mins.
  • Womb

    9-Aug-2010

    Dir/scr: Benedek Fliegauf. Germany-Hungary-France. 2010. 107 mins
  • Morgen

    9-Aug-2010

    Dir/scr: Mircea Crisan. Romania-France-Hungary. 2010. 100mins
  • At Ellen’s Age

    9-Aug-2010

    Dir: Pia Marais. Germany. 2010. 95mins
  • Outbound (Periferic)

    8-Aug-2010

    Dir: Bogdan George Apetri. Romania-Austria. 2010. 87 mins
  • White, White World (Beli, Beli Svet)

    6-Aug-2010

    Dir: Oleg Novkovic. Serbia-Germany-Sweden. 2010. 121mins.
  • Deep In The Woods (Au Fond Des Bois)

    5-Aug-2010

    Dir/scr: Benoit Jacquot. France-Germany. 2010. 102min
  • Tilva Ros

    30-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Nikola Lezaic. Serbia. 2010. 100mins
  • Inside America

    30-Jul-2010

    Dir: Barbara Eder. Austria.  2010. 105mins
  • Sevdah For Karim (Sevdah na Karima)

    25-Jul-2010

     Dir: Jasmin Durakovic. Bosnia and Herzegovina-Hungary. 2010. 95mins
  • Orion

    8-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Zamani Esmati. Iran. 2010. 76mins
  • Just Between Us (Neka Ostane Medju Nama)

    8-Jul-2010

    Dir: Rajko Grlic. Croatia-Serbia-Slovenia. 2010 89mins
  • 3 Seasons In Hell (3 Sezony v Pekle)

    6-Jul-2010

    Dir: Tomas Masin. Czech Republic-Germany-Slovak Republic. 110mins
  • Son Of Babylon

    4-Jul-2010

    Dir: Mohamed Al-Daradji. Iraq-UK-France-Germany-Palestine-United Arab Emirates-Egypt. 2009. 90 mins
  • Kooky

    4-Jul-2010

     Dir/scr: Jan Sverak. Czech Republic–Denmark. 2010. 95mins
  • Brother And Sister (Dos Hermanos)

    4-Jul-2010

    Dir: Daniel Burman. Argentina-Uruguay-Spain.  2010. 105 mins
  • Benda Bilili

    28-May-2010

    Dirs: Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye. France. 2010. 86mins
  • The Tree (L’arbre)

    22-May-2010

    Dir: Julie Bertuccelli. France-Australia, 2010. 100mins
  • Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project

    22-May-2010

    Dir: Kornel Mundruczo. Hungary-Germany-Austria. 2010. 105mins
  • Tuesday, After Christmas (Marti, Dupa Craciun)

    21-May-2010

    Dir: Radu Muntean.Romania. 2010. 99mins
  • Chantrapas

    20-May-2010

    Dir-scr. Otar Iosseliani. France-Georgia. 2010. 122mins
  • The Wanderer (Ha-Meshotet)

    18-May-2010

    Dir: Avishai Sivan. Israel. 2010. 86mins
  • Outrage

    17-May-2010

    Dir: Takeshi Kitano. Japan. 2010. 109mins
  • The Princess of Montpensier (La Princesse De Montpensier)

    16-May-2010

    Dir: Bertrand Tavernier. Fr. 2010.139mins
  • The Children of Diyarbakir

    24-Apr-2010

    Dir-scr: Miraz Bezar. Germany. 2009. 102mins
  • Kosmos

    24-Apr-2010

    Dir: Reha Erdem. Turkey –Bulgaria. 2009. 122 mins
  • The Misfortunates wins Golden Tulip at Istanbul

    19-Apr-2010

    In a decision that took the Istanbul Festival by surprise, its 2010 international jury picked Felix van Groenigen’s The Misfortunates from Belgium for the Golden Tulip award as the best film of this year’s competition.
  • Haze (Pus)

    18-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr. Tayfun Pirselimoglu. Turkey / Greece, 2010. 109 min.
  • Little Big Soldier (Da Bing Xiao Jiang)

    17-Feb-2010

    Dir: Ding Sheng. Hong Kong-China. 2010. 95mins.
  • Caterpillar

    15-Feb-2010

    Dir: Koji Wakamatsu. Japan. 2010. 85mins. 
  • The Robber (Der Rauber)

    15-Feb-2010

    Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Austria-Germany. 2010. 97mins.
  • A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop (San Qiang Pai, An Jing Qi)

    14-Feb-2010

    Dir: Zhang Yimou. China-Hong Kong. 2009. 95mins.
  • When We Leave (Die Fremde)

    14-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Feo Aladag. Germany. 2010. 119mins.
  • Orly

    13-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Angela Shanelec. Germany-France. 2010. 84mins.
  • If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Eu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier)

    13-Feb-2010

    Dir. Florin Serban. Romania-Sweden. 2010. 94mins.
  • Apart Together (Tuan Yuan)

    11-Feb-2010

    Dir: Wang Quan’an. China. 2010. 93mins.
  • Phobidilia

    11-Feb-2010

    Dirs: Yoav and Doron Paz. Israel. 2009. 86mins.
  • Sawasdee Bangkok

    15-Sep-2009

    Dirs. Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat, Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. Thailand, 2009. 98 min.
  • The Warrior and the Wolf (Lang Zai Ji)

    15-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Tian Zhuangzhuang. China, 2009. 100 min
  • Carmel

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Amos Gitai. Israel / France / Italy, 2009. 93 min.
  • Hadewijch

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Bruno Dumont. France, 2009. 120 min.
  • I, Don Giovanni (Io, Don Giovanni)

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir. Carlos Saura. Italy / Spain / Austria, 2009. 125 min.
  • Lebanon

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Samuel Maoz. Israel/ France/ Germany, 2009. 92 min.
  • Women Without Men

    12-Sep-2009

    Dir. Shirin Neshat. Germany / Austria / France, 2009. 99 min.
  • Honeymoons

    10-Sep-2009

    Dir. Goran Paskaljevic. Serbia / Albania, 2009. 95 min.
  • Around a Small Mountain (36 vues du Pic Saint Loup)

    7-Sep-2009

    Dir. Jacques Rivette. France / Italy, 2009. 84 min.
  • I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (Je suis heureux que ma mere soit vivante)

    7-Sep-2009

    Dir. Claude and Nathan Miller. France, 2009. 90 min.
  • Prince Of Tears

    4-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr/prod des. Yonfan. Taiwan/Hong Kong, 2009. 120 min.
  • Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story

    3-Sep-2009

    Dir. Yousry Nasrallah. Egypt, 2009. 135 min.
  • Nothing Personal

    14-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr. Urszula Antoniak. Netherlands/Ireland, 2009. 85 min.
  • She, A Chinese

    14-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr. Xiaolu Guo. UK / Germany / France, 2009. 98 min.
  • The Search

    13-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr. Pema Tseden. China, 2009. 117 min.
  • Petit Indi

    12-Aug-2009

    Dir. Marc Recha. Spain/ France, 2009. 92 min.
  • Frontier Blues

    12-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr. Babak Jalali. Iran/UK/Italy, 2009. 96 min.
  • Shirley Adams

    10-Aug-2009

    Dir. Oliver Hermanus. South Africa, 2009. 92 min.
  • This Is The End (Les Derniers jours du monde)

    10-Aug-2009

    Dirs. Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu. France/Spain, 2009. 134 min.
  • Marching Band

    10-Aug-2009

    Dirs. Claude Miller, Helena Cotinier, Pierre-Nicolas Durand. France/ USA, 2009. 95 mins
  • Angel At Sea (Un Ange a la mer)

    15-Jul-2009

    Dir/scr. Frederic Dumont. Belgium/Canada, 2009. 86 min.
  • Twenty (Bist)

    15-Jul-2009

    Dir. Abdolreza Kahani. Iran, 2009. 88 min.
  • Applause

    13-Jul-2009

    Dir. Martin Pieter Zandvliet. Denmark, 2009. 86 min.
  • Wolfy (Volchok)

    7-Jul-2009

    Directed by Valery Sigarev. Russia, 2009. 86 min.
  • Whisky With Vodka

    7-Jul-2009

    Dir. Andreas Dresen. Germany, 2009. 108 min.
  • Hipsters (Stiljagi)

    7-Jul-2009

    Dir: Valery Todorovsky. Russia, 2008. 125 min
  • Jaffa (Kalat Hayam)

    2-Jun-2009

    Dir. Keren Yedaya. Israel/France/Germany, 2009. 145 min.
  • Dogtooth (Kynodontas)

    24-May-2009

    Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Greece, 2009. 96 min.
  • Face

    22-May-2009

    Dir:Tsai Ming-Liang.Taiwan-France-Belgium-Netherlands.2009. 139m.
  • Ashes And Blood (Cendres Et Sang)

    22-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Fanny Ardant. France, Portugal, Romania, 2009. 105 min
  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

    21-May-2009

    Dir. Jan Kounen. France, 2009. 118 min.
  • Eyes Wide Open (Eynaim Pekukhot)

    21-May-2009

    Dir. Haim Tabakman. Israel-France-Germany, 2009. 90 min.
  • Ajami

    20-May-2009

    Dirs. Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani. Israel - Germany, 2009. 120 min.
  • Bad Day To Go Fishing (Mal Dia Para Pescar)

    20-May-2009

    Dir. Alvaro Brechner. Uruguay 2009. 100 min.
  • Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)

    20-May-2009

    Dir. Alain Resnais. France-Italy. 2009. 104 mins.
  • The Army of Crime (L’Armee du Crime)

    18-May-2009

    Dir. Robert Guediguian. France, 2009. 139 min.
  • The Misfortunates (La Merditude des Choses)

    17-May-2009

    Dir. Felix van Groeningen. Belgium/France, 2009. 108 min.
  • Yuki & Nina

    15-May-2009

    Dirs. Nobuhiro Suwa, Hippolyte Girardot. France/Japan. 2009. 93 min.
  • Air Doll (Kuki Ningyo)

    15-May-2009

    Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. Japan, 2009. 125 min.
  • First Of All, Felicia

    5-May-2009

    Dirs/scr: Razvan Radulescu, Melissa de Raaf. Romania, France, Croatia, Belgium. 2009. 120 mins.
  • Police, Adjective

    5-May-2009

    Dir/scr/prod: Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania, 2009,  115 mins.
  • Black Box (Caja negra)

    31-Mar-2009

    Dir/prod:Ariel Gordon.Mexico, 2009. 78mins
  • The Enemy (El enemigo)

    31-Mar-2009

    Dir/scr: Luis Alberto Lamata. Venezuela, 2008. 82 mins.
  • Gabriel's Passion (La pasion de Gabriel)

    31-Mar-2009

    Dir:Luis Alberto Restrepo. Colombia, 2009. 86 min.
  • Sweet Rush (Tatarak)

    13-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 2009. 85mins.
  • Garapa

    12-Feb-2009

    Dir: Jose Padilha. Brazil. 2009. 110mins.
  • Yang Yang

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Cheng Yu-chieh. Taiwan. 2008. 112mins.
  • The Bone Man (Der Knochenmann)

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir: Wolfgang Murnberger. Austria. 2008. 121mins.
  • A North Chinese Girl (Dongbei, Dongbei)

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir/prod/scr: Zou Peng. China 2009. 81mins.
  • Lala's Gun (Gun Lala De Qiang)

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Ning Jingwu. China. 2008. 103mins.
  • Forever Enthralled (Mei Lanfang)

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir: Chen Kaige. China. 2008. 147mins.
  • Storm (Sturm)

    8-Feb-2009

    Dir: Hans-Christian Schmid. Germany-Denmark-Netherlands. 2009. 110mins.
  • Human Zoo

    6-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr/ed: Rie Rasmussen. France-Albania. 2009. 110mins.
  • Little Soldier (Lille Soldat)

    6-Feb-2009

    Dir: Annette K Olesen.Denmark. 2008. 100mins.
  • The Seventh Circle (A Hetedik Kor)

    5-Feb-2009

    Dir: Arpad Sopsits. Hungary. 2009. 107mins.
  • Father's Acre (Apafold)

    5-Feb-2009

    Dir: Viktor Oszkar Nagy. Hungary. 2009. 80mins.
  • Room And A Half

    4-Feb-2009

    Dir: Andrey Khrzhanovsky. Russia. 2008. 130min .
  • Morphia

    4-Feb-2009

    Dir: Alexei Balabanov. Russia. 2009. 102min.
  • Tourists (Turistas)

    28-Jan-2009

    Dir/scr: Alicia Scherson. Chile, 2009. 104min.
  • Revanche (2008)

    27-Jan-2009

    Dir: Goetz Spielmann. Austria, 2008. 122 mins.
  • The Dust Of Time

    27-Nov-2008

    Dir: Theo Angelopoulos. Greece /Germany/ Italy/ Russia, 2008. 125 min.
  • Two-Legged Horse (Asbe Du-Pa)

    16-Sep-2008

    Dir: Samira Makhmalbaf. Iran, 2008. 101 mins.
  • The Window (La Ventana)

    16-Sep-2008

    Dir: Carlos Sorin. Argentina/Spain, 2008, 85 mins.
  • Giovanna's Father (Il Papa di Giovanna)

    10-Sep-2008

    Dir/scr: Pupi Avati. Italy, 2008. 104 mins.
  • White Night Wedding

    9-Sep-2008

    Dir. Baltasar Kormakur. Iceland. 2008. 94 mins.
  • Still Walking (Aruitemo, Aruitemo)

    9-Sep-2008

    Dir. Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Japan. 2008. 114 mins.
  • $9.99

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir. Tatia Rosenthal.Israel/Australia, 2008. 78 mins.
  • Native Dancer

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir. Guka Omarova. Kazakhstan/ Russia/ France/ Germany. 2008. 87 mins.
  • Everlasting Moments (Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick)

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir. Jan Troell. Denmark/Sweden, 2008. 130 mins.
  • Les Plages D'Agnes

    3-Sep-2008

    Dir: Agnes Varda. France. 2008. 110mins.
  • A Country Teacher

    2-Sep-2008

    Dir: Bohdan Slama. Czech-Ger-Fr. 2008. 113mins.
  • 35 Shots Of Rum (35 Rhums)

    1-Sep-2008

    Dir: Claire Denis. France-Germany. 2008. 100mins.
  • A Perfect Day (Un Giorno Perfetto)

    1-Sep-2008

    Dir: Ferzan Ozpetek. Italy. 2008. 101mins.
  • Achilles And The Tortoise

    29-Aug-2008

    Dir: Takeshi Kitano. Japan. 2008. 119mins.
  • Jerichow

    29-Aug-2008

    Dir: Christian Petzold. Germany. 2008. 93mins.
  • Shirin

    29-Aug-2008

    Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 2008. 92mins.
  • Z32

    29-Aug-2008

    Dir: Avi Mograbi. Israel-France. 2008. 81mins.
  • Nowhere Man

    28-Aug-2008

    Dir: Patrice Toye. Belgium. 2008. 96mins.
  • Buick Riviera

    24-Aug-2008

  • Gasolina

    18-Aug-2008

    Dir: Julio Hernandez Cordon. Guatemala. 2008. 72mins.
  • Parque Via

    17-Aug-2008

    Dir: Enrique Rivero. Mexico. 2008. 84mins.I
  • Back Soon

    17-Aug-2008

    Dir: Solveig Anspach. Iceland/France, 2008. 92mins.
  • Mar Nero

    15-Aug-2008

    Dir: Federico Bondi. Italy-Romania-France. 2008. 95mins.
  • Lezione 21

    14-Aug-2008

    Dir: Alessandro Baricco. Italy, UK. 2008. 92 mins.
  • Berlin Calling

    11-Aug-2008

    Dir/scr: Hannes Stoehr. Germany, 2008. 105 mins.
  • The Possibility Of An Island

    11-Aug-2008

    Dir/scr: Michel Houellebecq. France, 2008, 95 mins.
  • La Fille De Monaco (The Girl From Monaco)

    11-Aug-2008

    Dir: Anne Fontaine. France, 2008. 95 mins.
  • Autumn (Sonbahar)

    6-Aug-2008

    Dir: Ozcan Alper. Turkey 2008. 100 mins.
  • Karlovy Vary: Film reviews

    18-Jul-2008

    Terribly Happy - Hanrik Ruben Ganz's remarkably confident but misanthropic essay on shared culpability and small town mentality features an emotionally disturbed cop sent as punishment to a remote location, surrendering whatever shreds of decency he thought he still had for the murky double-standards of his new locale. Unpleasantly sinister characters and grim black humor offer a jaundiced view of the world as a corrupt, deceitful place, with no redeeming feature. Winner ...
  • Reviews

    16-Jul-2008

    Terribly Happy - Hanrik Ruben Ganz’s remarkably confident but misanthropic essay on shared culpability and small town mentality features an emotionally disturbed cop sent as punishment to a remote location, surrendering whatever shreds of decency he thought he still had for the murky double-standards of his new locale. Unpleasantly sinister characters and grim black humor offer a jaundiced view of the world as a corrupt, deceitful place, with no redeeming feature. Winner ...
  • Bathory

    7-Jul-2008

    Dir: Juraj Jakubisko. Czech Rep, Hungary, Slovakia, UK. 2008. 138 mins.
  • Parking (Ting Che)

    24-May-2008

    Dir: Chung Mong-hong. Taiwan, 2008. 112 min.
  • My Magic

    24-May-2008

    Dir: Eric Khoo. Singapore, 2008. 75 min.
  • Ocean Flame

    23-May-2008

    Dir: Liu Fendou. Hong Kong. 2008. 130min
  • Knitting

    22-May-2008

    Dir: Yin Lichuan. China. 2008. 100mins.
  • Delta

    21-May-2008

    Dir: Kornel Mundruczo.Hungary/ Germany 2008. 110 mins.
  • Los Bastardos

    21-May-2008

    Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2008. 90min.
  • Home

    19-May-2008

    Dir: Ursula Meier. France-Switzerland-Belgium. 2008. 97min.
  • Tokyo Sonata

    19-May-2008

    Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Japan/Netherlands-Hong Kong. 119min..
  • Boogie

    18-May-2008

    Dir: Radu Muntean.Romania. 2008. 103mins.
  • The Chaser (Chugyeogja)

    18-May-2008

    Dir: Na Hong-Jin.South Korea. 2008. 123mins.
  • 24 City (Er Shi Si Cheng Ji)

    17-May-2008

    Dir. Jia Zhangke.China, 2008. 107 min.
  • Waltz With Bashir

    15-May-2008

    Dir: Ari Folman.Israel-Germany-France.2008. 87mins.
  • Summer Book (Tatil Kitabi)

    23-Apr-2008

    Dir:Seyfi Teoman. Turkey , 2008. 92 mins.
  • Egg wins international competition at Istanbul festival

    20-Apr-2008

    The top honors in the international competition of this year's Istanbul Film Festival have gone to Egg (Yumurta) by local film-maker Semih Kaplanoglu, the story of a poet returning to his mother's home in the country after her death.Kaplanoglu's picture, which opened last year in Cannes' DirectorsFortnight, is the third part of a planned trilogy to be shot backwards.The second installment, Milk, ...
  • Correction (Diorthosi)

    27-Mar-2008

    Dir/prod:Thanos Anastopoulos. Greece , 2007. 83 mins.
  • 14 Kilometres (14 Kilometros)

    17-Mar-2008

    Dir: Gerardo Olivares. Spain , Bolivia , 2007. 93 mins.
  • The Desert Within (Desierto Adentro)

    17-Mar-2008

    Dir: Rodrigo Pla.Mexico, 2008. 110 mins
  • Os Desafinados (Slightly Out Of Tune)

    13-Mar-2008

  • Don't Look Down (No Mires Para Abajo)

    12-Mar-2008

    Dir: Eliseo Subiela. Argentina, 2008. 85 mins.
  • The Investigator (A Nyomozo)

    27-Feb-2008

    Dir: Attila Gigor. Hungary / Sweden/Ireland 2007. 110 mins.
  • Drifting Flowers (Piao Lang Qing Chun)

    19-Feb-2008

    Dir: Zero Chou. Taiwan, 2007. 97 mins.
  • Restless

    14-Feb-2008

    Dir: Amos Kollek. Israel/ Canada/ Germany/ France/ Belgium, 2007. 100 mins.Back home in Israel after many years of self-imposed exile in Manhattan, Amos Kollek presents Restless as his most personal film to date. With a reputation as an American independent specializing in portraits of anti-social dropouts, he has apparently decided to turn the camera on himself this time.
  • Our Mother (Kabei)

    14-Feb-2008

    Dir: Yoji Yamada. Japan 2007. 132 minsIn Kabei - Our Mother, Yamada's 80th film to date, the veteran Japanese director offers a sweet, gentle, weepy recollection of Japan on the eve of the Second World War (1940-41), based on the autobiographical story by Teruyo Nogami.
  • Night and Day (Bam gua Nat)

    12-Feb-2008

    Dir: Hong Sangsoo, S. Korea, 2008. 147mins.Light, charming but not terribly engaging, and as French as any Korean film is ever going to get, Hong Sangsoo's full-on tribute to the New Wave follows Korean expatriates around the City Of Lights. While brevity has never been one of Hong's particular talents, he raises the bar even higher here with a running time of 147 minutes.These expatriates in Paris are lonely, meet, fall in love, visit ...
  • Later (Plus Tard Tu Comprenderas)

    12-Feb-2008

    Dir: Amos Gitai. France / Germany, 2008. 89mins.The first Gitai film in a long time not to deal with Israeli politics, Later (Plus Tard Tu Comprenderas) is also one of his most emotional outings to date. This Franco-German co-production based on Jerome Clement’s autobiographical book (Clement is also president of ARTE) could be the director’s first crossover effort since Kadosh with a strong chance at moving beyond the art house and into commercial ...
  • Good Man Dog

    11-Feb-2008

    Dir: Singing Chen. Taiwan, 2007. 118 mins.Singing Chen's bleak but richly-detailed portrait of contemporary Taiwan has elicited praise for its artistic ambitions but will do well to move past the festival world and into art-house release.Her second feature boast four separate stories, each playing out separately with occasional overlap until all are brought together by a traffic accident in the last act.One features a kindly one-legged ...
  • Guilty (Coupable)

    10-Feb-2008

    Dir: Laetitia Masson. France , 2007. 107 mins.
  • Julia

    9-Feb-2008

    Dir: Erick Zonca. France , 2008. 138 mins.
  • Lemon Tree

    8-Feb-2008

    Dir: Eran Riklis. Israel/Germany/France, 2008. 106 minsIn Lemon Tree, director Eran Riklis once again looks at the Arab-Israeli conflict from a human perspective, showing how, in a climate of suspicion and mistrust, politics can crush all who get in the way. Penned by his Syrian Bride collaborator Suha Arraf, this politically correct effort is somehow less touching and the structure is weaker, but it should follow the same commercial trajectory.
  • In Love We Trust (Zuo You)

    8-Feb-2008

    Dir: Wang Xiaoshuai. China, 2008. 115 mins.With In Love We Trust, Sixth Generation director Wang Xiaoshuai presents what can only be described as natural tearjerker material - leukaemia, divorce, infidelity - in the milieu of the Chinese middle class and delivers an uneven picture which attempts the impossible and fails to deliver it long before the final stretch.
  • Mermaid

    8-Feb-2008

    Dir: Anna Melikyan. Russia, 2007. 118 mins.Azerbaijani director Anna Melkian's second feature opens Berlin' Panorama section with a World Cinema Director's award from Sundance and solid box office at home in Russia under its belt (her first, Mars, was also shown in Panorama at Berlin).A coming-of-age fairytale with dark undertones,
  • The Sun Street Boys

    6-Feb-2008

    Dir: Gyorgy Szomjas. Hungary , 2008. 89minsFar superior to last year's Hungarian box-office champion Children of Glory, Gyorgy Szomjas' new film tells a very similar story, namely the 1956 uprising against the prevailing communist regime. But it has a different narrative accent and is less adroit at tugging the heartstrings - qualities, or flaws, depending on your perspective, that will almost certainly affect its commercial future.
  • Wonderful Town

    4-Feb-2008

    Dir: Aditya Assarat. Thailand, 2007. 92 minsAditya Assarat's first feature, a tragic, melancholy, minimalist love story taking place in what was once a Thai beach resort before the 2004 tsunami hit, offers a poignant portrait of a place grappling with the loss of its main source of income amid the stifling traditions which once might have been considered part of its exotic charm but now only impede its progress.
  • Turkey - Road movies

    21-Dec-2007

    For the last 13 years Basak Emre and Ahmet Boyacioglu have been bringing world cinema to the farthest corners of Turkey. Their European Film Festival on Wheels, running since 1995, starts in late autumn in Ankara, then, for the following month, stages repeat performances of the programme in at least three other locations.
  • Vasermil

    4-Dec-2007

    Dir: Mushon Salmona. Israel. 2007. 95minsClosely related to the socially-engaged films of Ken Loach and Shane Meadows, Mushon Salmona's debut compensates for his lack of experience with a healthy dose of anger and frustration. Set in the provincial town Beer Sheba where he grew up, Salmona situates his three interwoven plots among the community's marginal minorities, dealing with characters and an atmosphere Salmonais intimately familiar with.
  • El Greco

    4-Dec-2007

    Dir. Yannis Smaragdis. Greece / Spain / Hungary, 2007. 107minsHaving picked up the Greek cinema State Award on top of the Audience Award at Thessaloniki, this is undisputedly this year's favourite Greek film, racking over 600,000 admissions and still going strong. An historical pageant adapted from a fictional biography by Dimitris Siathopoulos, it purports to offer the life and times of one Domenicos Theotocopoulos, better known as El Greco, possibly the greatest ...
  • The Photograph

    9-Nov-2007

    Dir: Nan Triveni Achnas. Indonesia/France. 2007. 98min.
  • Spare

    5-Nov-2007

    Dir: Lee Seong Han. S Korea. 2007. 105min.Intermittently funny but always energetic, this spoof action film displays the kind of flair ...
  • The Red Awn (Hongse Kangbaiyin)

    5-Nov-2007

    Dir.Cai Shangjun. China. 2007. 108minsAlready established as a highly successful screenwriter whose ...
  • Epitaph

    17-Oct-2007

    Dir. Jung Brothers. Korea, 2007. 98 minsThe performance of Epitaph in Korean cinemas in August was relatively disappointing with just 600,000 admissions but much of the blame was put on the release date. However, the film itself must have something to do with it: this mystifying, often confused first film looks much better than it ultimately is. Too many ideas and notions are squeezed in, with not enough of an effort is made to tie them up together ...
  • Epitaph

    17-Oct-2007

    Dir. Jung Brothers. Korea, 2007. 98 min.The performance of Epitaphin Koreancinemas in August was relatively disappointing with just 600,000 admissions but much of the blame was put on the release date. However, the film itself must have something to do with it: this mystifying, often confused first filmlooks much better than it ultimately is. Too many ideas and notions are squeezed in, with not enough of an effort is ...
  • As Band's Visit is axed from Oscar race, Beaufort is putforward

    12-Oct-2007

    The Israeli Film Academy is in an uproar over the 2008 Oscars, as the country's expected contender was disqualified and a replacement has now been submitted.
  • Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

    11-Oct-2007

    Dir. Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki,Masayuki. Japan, 2007. 98 min.Pusan's closing night film is brash, loud, colourful but pretty confusing if you are not acquainted withthe ins and outs of the original 1995 anime TV series. It is already a hit in Japan where millions watched its final television episode. But itshouldfind an early-teens audience anywhere aware of its mythology. For those ...
  • Tribe (Tribu)

    11-Oct-2007

    Dir. Jim Meer Libiran. Philippines, 2007. 95 min.Winner of this year's Cinemalaya top award and bound for a solid festival career around the world, Jim Libiran's vibrant debut goes back to the Manila slums, which have become lately the favourite spot for cinema in the Philippines. Thispowerful but downbeat portrait of a world ruled by the vicious circle of poverty and crime, focuses on its main victims, the young generation, ...
  • Tribe (Tribu)

    11-Oct-2007

    Dir. Jim Meer Libiran. Philippines, 2007. 95minsWinner of this year's Cinemalaya top award and bound for a solid festival career around the world, Jim Libiran's vibrant debut goes back to the Manila slums, which have become lately the favourite spot for cinema in the Philippines. Thispowerful but downbeat portrait of a world ruled by the vicious circle of poverty and crime, focuses on its main victims, the young generation, angrily self-destructing itself ...
  • Chouga

    10-Oct-2007

    Dir. Darezhan Omirbaev. Kazakhstan / France, 2007. 88 Min.Darezhan Omirbayev's minimalist film takes Tolstoy's Anna Karenina from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Almaty and Astana, and from 1877 to 2007. It is an adaptation that will surprise many by the economy of means applied to one of the most effusive and lavish love stories of all time. Paring down the massive original to its bare ...
  • 881

    9-Oct-2007

    Dir. Royston Tan. Singapore / Japan, 2007. 105 min.Oozing sweet smiles and made-up grimaces, a myriad of glittering colours, low-brow humour and an endless string of easily hummed tunes, 881 is already a major hit in Singapore. Despite the lack of any plot to speak of, Royston Tan's film is likely to be cherished by gay (in every sense of the word) audiences all over Asia, and probably not only there. A ...
  • The Assembly (Ji Jie Hao)

    8-Oct-2007

    Dir. Feng Xiaogang. China, 2007. 125 min. Feng Xiaogang's fiercely patriotic war picture, is set to become a blockbuster at home, offering China its own Private Ryan. But while the film standards may be technically impeccable, it could do with more story and characters to carry its audience ...
  • Flash Point (Aka City With No Mercy)

    26-Sep-2007

    Dir. Wilson Yip. Hong Kong/China. 2007. 87 mins.Wilson Yip's new martial arts extravaganza is action-packed and honed along well-tested genre formulas, with an adrenalin-pumping soundtrack and a story that moves ahead with the speed and ruthlessness of a runaway train. It will leave its audience breathless after seeing so much punishment absorbed with such unflinching stoicism by people who evidently deserve the treatment they get, even if they are heroes.
  • Glory To The Filmmaker (Kantoku Banzai)

    26-Sep-2007

    Dir. Takeshi Kitano. Japan. 2007.Takeshi Kitano's last couple of films confirm that Japan 's maverick filmmaker is having a hard time deciding which way to go next and feels the urgent need to share it with his audience. After the jaundiced look at the film industry in general, and his own past record in particular, in his previous effort, Takeshis, he returns here to gaze with equal mistrust at the future.
  • Gone with the Woman (Tatt av Kvinnen)

    25-Sep-2007

    Dir. Peter Naess. Sweden/Norway 2007. 92 min.Picked by Norway to carry its flag at the Oscars this year, Peter Naess' new screwball romance takes off a vivacious, though rather misogynistic tone, but soon settles down to a pedestrian pace which it follows the rest of the way. Naess, whose irreverent oddball comedy Elling went as far as the final Academy Awards nominations in 2002, comes up this time with an ill-assorted affair ...
  • In the City of Sylvia (En la ciudad de Sylvia)

    24-Sep-2007

    Dir. Jose Luis Guerin. Spain / France, 2007. 90 min.In the City of Sylvia is likely to be defined by some as 'a work of genius' and by others as like 'watching paint dry'. An audience in search of a plot with a beginning middle and end should look elsewhere. But those who like to explore cinema language, and how close to abstract art cinema can be, will find much to cheer. Spanish director Jose Luis Guerin is much admired in his own country for his unconventional ...
  • The Obscure (Xiaoshuo)

    24-Sep-2007

    Dir. Lu Yue. China 2006. 84 min.Potentiallya powerful soporific for any audience not fluent in Mandarin, Lu Yue's combination of documentary and improvised live action is almost self-defeating in its insistence to stick, for the first hour, to a purely theoretical seminar. As it is, Lu's picture could interest scholars of Chinese poetry, or patient Westerners that do not mind extensive subtitles and are willing to bide their time until the academic analyses are ...
  • The Band's Visit sweeps Israeli Film Academy awards

    21-Sep-2007

    Following its triumphal march launched in Cannes, Eiran Kolirin's The Band's Visit completed its grand sweep, taking eight out of the 14 awards distributed by the Israeli Film Academy in its annual ceremony.
  • Mad Detective

    19-Sep-2007

    Dir. Johnny To, Wai Ka Fai. Hong Kong 2007. 89 min.The prolific Johnny To and his occasional collaborator Wai Ka Fai here put a new twist on the standard police yarn. No longer simply good cop versus bad cop, they add a third angle, the mad cop, who uses neither logic nor guns to solve his cases, but instead relies on pure psychotic inspiration. The angle requires the investigators to put themselves in the shoes of the killer or the victim in order ...
  • Love Comes Lately

    19-Sep-2007

    Dir. Jan Schutte. Germany/Austria/US 2007. 86 min.Jan Schutte's adaptation of three short-stories by the Yiddish writer and Nobel-prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer will attract mostly mature audiences who will identify with its central character, octogenarian writer Max Kohn. Like most adaptations of works by great authors, the picture faces the difficulty of translating the magic of words into images, and though Schutte doesn't quite rise to the challenge, he ...
  • Dainipponjin

    18-Sep-2007

    Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto. Japan, 2007.With similar credentials to those Takeshi Kitano had before he made movies, but determined to take a different approach for his debut, Hitoshi Matsumoto looks set to establish a reputation as a quirky, bizarre type of humourist. His first film should qualify with equal ease for afternoon kiddie shows or midnight movie slots. Posing as a kind of mockumentary on the life of a super-hero, Matsumoto, who ...
  • A Gentle Breeze in the Village (Tennen Kokekko)

    18-Sep-2007

    Dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita. Japan , 2007. 121 min.Rarely has a title fit so perfectly the picture bearing it. Cute, corny and inoffensive, with just a pinch of salt to suggest the flavour of the old Yamashita, whose reputation lies mostly with tongue-in-cheek deadpan Jarmusch-like satires such as The Ramblers and Linda, Linda, Linda, A Gentle Breeze in the Village is a sunny countryside love story. Taking place in a peaceful little ...
  • The Last Lear

    17-Sep-2007

    Dir. Rituparno Ghosh. India 2007. 130 min.An overly complicated film-within-a-film story, told through multiple narrators, causes confusion in Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear. The film was conceived as a vehicle for the greatest living idol of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, in his first full length English-language film. The role of a mercurial stage giant who is brought out of retirement to act for the first time in a film, the part fits Bachchan like ...
  • Dr. Plonk

    17-Sep-2007

    Dir. Rolf de Heer. Australia 2007. 84 min.Deprived of the frantic mania and destructively anarchic passion that drove the best silent comedies, Rolf de Heer's attempt to revive the genre turns out into another capricious whimsy for a director whose erratic career has never followed a conventional path. Shot on expired black and white stock with a hand-cranked camera, and with inter-titles instead of dialogue, this tentative sci-fi parody imitates classic ...
  • Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame (Buda As Sharm Foru Rikht)

    12-Sep-2007

    Dir: Hana Makhmalbaf. Iran / France , 2007. 81 min. Hana Makhmalbaf is the younger scion of the Makhmalbaf Film House factory. All of eighteen years old and already a veteran with a short film, a documentary and a book of poems to her credit, she handles this first feature with an imperturbable aplomb. With her mother Marziyeh Meshkini on board as the scriptwriter and with all the rest of the family involved in the production, the outcome ...
  • Useless (Wu Yong)

    10-Sep-2007

    Dir. Jia Zhang-Ke. China , 2007. 84mins.Perennial Venice favourite Jia Zhang-Ke is back with a documentary whose title could invite all manner of cheap shots. But it also happens to be the name of a new, and highly successful, Chinese fashion brand. The second part in a trilogy dedicated to artists, launched last year in Venice with Dong (painter Li Xiaodong features), the main ...
  • Disengagement

    6-Sep-2007

    Dir. Amos Gitai. France / Israel / Germany / Italy , 2007. 115 mins.Amos Gitai's systematic chronicle of modern Israeli history reaches one of its more sensitive and inevitable points in this dramatised version of the recent crisis generated by the unilateral decision, taken by the Sharon government, to dismantle the entire Jewish settlement in the Gaza strip. ...
  • The Sun Also Rises (Taiyang zhaochang shengqi)

    5-Sep-2007

    Dir. Jiang Wen. China , 2007. 116 min . Five years in preparation and three years in the making, Jiang Wen's explosively energetic third feature film is a feast for the eyes and a delight for the ears. But at the same time this may prove a perplexing, often infuriating experience for Western audiences, faced with a rambling narrative and a dreamlike logic clear only to the director himself. Taking place in three different locations ...
  • Help Me Eros (2007)

    5-Sep-2007

    Dir. Lee Kang Sheng. Taiwan , 2007. 103minsBest known as Tsai Ming Liang's regular lead actor, Lee Kang Sheng's second feature film will cater mainly for the regular followers of Tsai's special brand of cinema - slow, minimalist, obsessive and heavily reliant on such compulsive fixations as sex and food, unflinchingly explored to their more scabrous outer limits. Having refrained from playing in his earlier film, The Missing, ...
  • Cassandra's Dream

    3-Sep-2007

    Dir. Woody Allen. UK, 2007. 108 min.
  • Redacted

    1-Sep-2007

    Dir: Brian De Palma, US, 2007. 90minsDesigned to resemble an American's soldier video blog from Iraq , with additional footage from a French-language pseudo-documentary, YouTube clips and reports from local TV crews, Brian de Palma's attempt to reveal some of the expurgated truth behind the media coverage of the war in Iraq ultimately backfires ...
  • Lust, Caution (Se Jie)

    30-Aug-2007

    Dir. Ang Lee. China/US, 2007. 156 mins. One of the main attractions in Venice this year, Ang Lee's new film promises much more than it actually delivers. Lavishly handsome and elegant, possibly too much so for its own good, this sprawling adaptation of a short story by Eileen Chang risks leaving audiences cold - despite the sometimes excessively passionate nature of its storyline. Comparisons with Brokeback Mountain are inevitable but ...
  • The Living and the Dead (Zivi I Mirtvi)

    23-Aug-2007

    Dir: Kristijan Milic. Bosnia-Herzegovina/Croatia, 2007. 90 mins.The winner of theGrand Prixat The 54th Pula Film Festival,garnering seven awards in total (including best picture and director), The Living and the Dead is a striking examination of war-fever, unadulterated and Balkan-style. Kristijan Milic's debut film will strike a familiar chordwith its own home-territories and native audiences. It will also, most probably, rub salt into national ...
  • It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin)

    22-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Srdan Vuletic. Bosnia Herzegovina-Slovenia-Serbia-Germany-UK. 2007. 102mins.Local Balkan audiences will respond cheerfully to the familiar characters and scenes in Srdan Vuletic's lively sophomore effort, but international sales agents Fortissimo Films will ...
  • Beneath The Rooftops of Paris (Sous Les Toits De Paris)

    15-Aug-2007

    Dir: Hiner Saleem. France, 2007. 100minsThis study of old age and solitude finds exiled Kurdish director Hiner Saleem divesting himself of the mischievous drive and wicked sense of humour which permeated such earlier efforts as Vodka Lemon and Kilometre Zero. Launched in a light, warm and humanistic vein which keeps up for the entire first act before then descending intoabject misery, Beneath the Rooftops of Paris ...
  • The Drummer

    15-Aug-2007

    Dir. Kenneth Bi. Hong Kong / Taiwan , 2007. 115 mins.Conceived as a vehicle for Jaycee Chan (Jackie Chan's son) but more likely to serve as a showcase for the talents of the U Theatre drummers, this gangster-movie-meets-rites-of-initiation picture has a hard time deciding which way to go among the variety of options it attempts to explore.Not quite a genre movie, nor a philosophical one about the glory and mystery ...
  • Ai No Yokan (The Rebirth)

    14-Aug-2007

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  • Captain Achab

    7-Aug-2007

    Dir. Philippe Ramos. Fr-Swe, 2007. 100mins. This five episodes piece, only the last section of which actually deals with Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, is a Freudian attempt to explain why Captain Achab became the driven man he was.
  • The Yellow House (La Maison Jaune)

    6-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Amor Hakkar. Fr-Alg. 2007. 80mins.Shot in the Aures mountains, one of the more remote and arid regions of Algeria, The Yellow House is a worthy and particularly authentic representative of North African cinema that at the least can expect an extended list of festival. Refraining from any political statements or exploration of deeply human issues, Amor Hakkar's second feature film reads very much like a mournful version of David Lynch's The Straight ...
  • Sooner Or Later (Fruher Oder Spater)

    5-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Ulrike von Ribbeck. Ger. 2007. 91mins.Dangerously tottering on the line between parody and ridicule, this debut feature by a short film director whose early efforts got into both Berlin and Cannes is either a send-up of the coming-of-age movie, back in fashion in Germany of late, or an honest coming-of-age attempt that is just not very good.
  • Thieves (Ladrones)

    5-Aug-2007

    Dir. Jaime Marques Olarreaga. Sp. 2007. 101mins.Sombre mood and stylish visuals lend a mysterious atmosphere to Jaime Marques Olarreaga's feature debut Thieves, a film which attempts to explore more avenues than it is willing to actually venture down, leaving the audience, by the end, with a work that amounts to less than the sum of its parts.
  • Summit Circle (Contre Toute Esperance)

    5-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Bernard Emond. Can. 2007. 89mins.Having regained faith in God, against all odds, in La Neuvaine, Canadian anthropologist-turned-film-maker Bernard Emond, sets out, in the second part of his trilogy Faith-Hope-Charity, to retrieve hope where there is none. No wonder the original French, and much more suitable, title for Summit Circle is Against All Hope. It is not an easy task, but if Emond does not quite pull through, he can ...
  • Vexille

    2-Aug-2007

    Dir: Fumihiko Sori. Jap. 2007. 109mins.Opening Locarno with the world premiere of a new Japanese CG anime feature might have been a shrewd decision in this era of animation popularity. But, technical achievements aside, even a Japanese anime is ultimately judged by what it is attempting to say and how he does it - and in this respect, Fumihiko Sori, who previously directed the live action Ping Pong and produced the anime Appleseed, falls short.
  • Teddy Bear (Medvidek)

    12-Jul-2007

    Dir. Jan Hrebejk. Czech Rep. 2007. 98mins.Unquestionably the leading exponent of modern Czech comedy of manners, Jan Hrebejk returns with Teddy Bear, dabbling again with the morals of his contemporaries in a picture that has a good chance of being dubbed by many as The Czech Chill. Comparisons to Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill are inevitable, since Hrebejk's look at the friendship between three couples evolves ...
  • Empties (Vratne Lahve)

    10-Jul-2007

    Dir. Jan Sverak. Czech Rep-UK. 104mins.A smash hit in the Czech Republic, drawing more than 1m admissions since its March release, the latest collaboration between director Jan Sverak, his actor-director father Zdenek Sverak and British producer Eric Abraham looks poised for a career similar to previous venture Dark Blue World: strong business at home but modest international interest.
  • Simple Things (Prostyje Vesci)

    8-Jul-2007

    Dir. Alexey Popogrebsky. Russ, 2007. 108mins.Flying solo for the first time after the resounding success of his debut Koktebel (directed with Boris Khlebnikov), Alexey Popogrebsky has opted for an intimate, closely observed story with Simple Things which, just as its title indicates, refrains from more ambitious metaphors and prefers to stay on a purely realistic level. Tackling simple everyday issues with great care for detail and an intelligent cast ...
  • The Art Of Negative Thinking (Kunsten A Tenke Negativt)

    8-Jul-2007

    Dir. Bard Breien. Nor. 2007. 79mins.The script Bard Breien wrote for The Art of Negative Thinking, blackly comic debut, may have been intended for the screen, but it could work as well, if not even better, on the stage.
  • Jar City (Myrin)

    4-Jul-2007

    Dir. Baltasar Kormakur. Ice-Ger. 2007. 93mins.It starts with the death of a little girl and it ends in a cemetery. In between these grim bookends, Jar City, Baltasar Kormakur's remarkable new whodunit, forges pitilessly ahead, through a maze of facts systematically unearthed one after the other, to reveal not only the culprit of a seemingly pointless crime, but also the suffocating pressure of an in-breeding nation suffering from genetic complications.
  • The Champagne Spy (Meragel Hashampaniya)

    4-Jul-2007

    Dir. Nadav Schirman. Is. 2007. 90mins.If the first requisite for a good documentary is a darn good yarn, then Nadav Schirman couldn't have asked for anything better than with The Champagne Spy, a tale of intrigue, espionage, love, betrayal, glamour and misery based on a true story that is begging to be told. That no one has told it before may well be because many of the people involved are still sworn to secrecy; even in its present form, plenty of the details ...
  • Conversation With My Gardener (Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier)

    4-Jul-2007

    Dir. Jean Becker. France, 2007. 109mins.A pleasant talkathon featuring a successful painter relocating to the country estate of his late parents and the gardener he hires, Conversation With My Gardener is the kind of film that veteran director Jean Becker should be capable of directing with one hand tied behind his back. Inoffensive and unconfrontational, and never trying to scratch under the neat lacquered surface of cheerful double entendres and sunny repartees, ...
  • Jellyfish (Meduzot)

    30-May-2007

  • Days Of Darkness

    27-May-2007

    Dir. Denys Arcand.Can-Fr. 2007. 115mins.Also called at various stages Age Of Ignorance, Denys Arcand's new movie could also be called The Decline Of The Canadian Empire or alternately The Decline Of The Canadian Male.
  • California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit)

    26-May-2007

    Dir. Cristian Nemescu. Romania, 2007. 155 min. Awarded the Un Certain Regard prize more for its intentions than the actual outcome, this unfinished picture by talented young Romanian director Nemescu, as shown in Cannes, is the rough cut of a film that might have looked entirely different once completed. But Nemescu, barely 27, was tragically killed in a car accident with his sound engineer, Andrei Toncu, and ...
  • The Pope's Toilet (El Bano del Papa)

    24-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Enrique Fernandez, Cesar Charlone. Urug/Bra. 2007. 97 mins.Taking place in a poverty-stricken area between Brazil and Uruguay and shot on location with documentary-style grittiness, it is the kind of stuff that festivals concerned with social issues and the Third World should have a look at and Latin American minorities abroad will probably find much to appreciate in, but beyond that, niche arthouse programming is the best bet it can hope for.
  • Counterparts (Gegenueber)

    22-May-2007

    Dir: Jan Bonny. Ger. 2007. 96 mins. A study in midlife crisis verging on pathologic hysteria, Jan Bonny's debut may be of some interest to sympathetic psychoanalysts dealing in Freudian hang-ups but won't go far with audiences at large, who are bound to lose their patience with the two leading characters long before they do it themselves.
  • A Lost Man (Un Homme Perdu)

    21-May-2007

    Dir: Danielle Arbid. Fr. 2007. 97 mins. Somewhere, buried deep down this pseudo-road movie that moves round in circles, there is a burning issue begging to be explored. All the more pity that Danielle Arbid never actually comes to grips with it, though it is pretty obvious the relations between the two protagonists, one French (Melvil Poupaud) the other Lebanese (Alexander Siddig), are supposed to reflect in some manner the unbearable difficulty of the relations ...
  • Tehilim

    20-May-2007

    Dir: Raphael Nadjari. Fr / Is. 2007. 96 mins. Raphael Nadjari is back, digging again at the 'dialectical dimensions of Judaism' (as he calls it), a labour of love that he has persistently pursued in all his films to date. A quiet, subdued and remarkably controlled drama, fiercely introverted and secretive, it tells the story of an unexplained disappearance, but at no point does it try to solve the mystery. Instead Nadjari observes the family affected by this sudden ...
  • The Band's Visit (Bikur Hatizmoreth)

    20-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Eran Kolirin. Is/Fr. 2007. 85 mins.This melancholy deadpan comedy accepted in three out of Cannes' four official sections and finally running in Un Certain Regard, is a kind of prestidigitator's tightrope act, almost crashing down several times before triumphantly reaching its goal in one piece.
  • Breath (Soom)

    19-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Kim Ki-Duk. Kor. 2007. 84 mins. Removing any pretence of reality for yet another of his existentialist essays on human nature, Kim Ki-Duk's bare-boned new film pairs a married woman with a man on death row, for an impossible love affair. But as this is, after all, Kim Ki-Duk territory, the affair does materialise in a manner of speaking, even offering a deserved relief to two tormented souls, before it drops the curtains.
  • Flight Of The Red Balloon (Le Voyage Du Ballon Rouge)

    18-May-2007

    Ostensibly an homage to the fifty years old classic The Red Balloon, this is the kind of tribute that only Hou Hsiao Hsien would devise for his first fully French-speaking and produced picture. Albert Lamorisse's lyrical, dialogue-less half hour survey of Paris in the fifties, in which the director followed his own son and a red balloon attached to the boy along the streets of Paris, was for many years a worldwide favorite ...
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (4 Luni, 3 Saptamini Si 2 Zile)

    17-May-2007

    Dir: Cristian Mungiu. Rom. 2007. 113 minsA deceptively simple tale carrying a tremendous wallop, Cristian Mungiu's third feature 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days leads the new Romanian cinema into this year's Cannes competition with flying colours.
  • My Father, My Lord (Hofshat Kaits)

    6-May-2007

    Dir. David Volach. Is. 2006. 72mins. Even the top drama award at Tribeca can't make My Father, My Lord, David Volach's debut feature, into a crowd pleaser - but then again, it was never meant to. An intimate chamber piece, requiring its audience to interpret the apparently banal images into the intense drama that they refuse to initially reveal, this is the kind of picture that could easily go unnoticed.
  • Israeli fund support for Eyal Sivan documentary sparks row

    29-Apr-2007

    A storm has erupted in Israel after an important fund announced its intention to back a documentary by Eyal Sivan, a fierce opponent of the country's policies.The Paris-based Israeli film-maker's documentary Jaffa is to receive support from the Cinema Project, a division of Tel Aviv's Joshua Rabinovitch Cultural Fund.But the backing for Siivan, who has taken a strong line against the policies of the State of Israel, ...
  • Destiny (Kader)

    25-Apr-2007

    Dir/scr: Zeki Demirkubuz. Turk. 2006. 104mins. International film festivals should have another look at Zeki Demirkubuz' latest offering Destiny, which has been on the circuit since last year. Flawed it may be, but it has enough merit to deserve a niche of its own, certainly compared to some of the selections inflicted lately by a number of programmers on their unsuspecting audiences.
  • Adam And The Devil (Adem'in Trenleri)

    25-Apr-2007

    Dir. Baris Pirhasan. Turk, 2007. 103mins. Cute, corny, folksy, but also heart-warming and crowd pleasing, Baris Pirhasan's feature Adam And The Devil deserves to do well, not only as an entertaining festival vignette but also as a pleasant nostalgic breath of home for Turkish audiences abroad.
  • Men In The Nude (Ferfiakt)

    6-Mar-2007

    Dir/scr: Karoly Esztergalyos. Hung. 2006. 94mins.
  • Iska's Journey (Iszka Utazasa)

    6-Mar-2007

    Dir/scr: Csaba Bollok. Hung. 2007. 94mins.Built around the innocently luminous face of Maria Varga, Csaba Bollok's drama Iska's Journey often has the weight of a painful, heartbreaking documentary. While some of the last act scripting tends to mar the earlier authenticity, it is still powerful enough to justify its Berlin selection in the new Generations section.
  • Happy New Life (Boldog Uj Elet)

    6-Mar-2007

    Dir/scr: Arpad Bogdan. Hung. 2007. 81mins There is nothing happy, little new and almost no life in Arpad Bogdan's debut feature Happy New Life. A moody piece shot mostly in saturated colours, with sporadic flashbacks in lighter tones, it showcases a distinct visual talent, a strong tendency for use of metaphors and little narrative sense.
  • Goodbye, Southern City (Proschai, Yuzhnyi Gorod)

    2-Mar-2007

    Dir: Oleg Safaraliyev. Azer-Russ. 2007. 90mins.
  • Ad Lib Night (Aju Teukbyeolhan Sonnim)

    2-Mar-2007

    Dir: Lee Yoon-ki. S Kor. 2006. 99mins.
  • Opium: Diary Of A Madwoman (Opium: Egy Elmebeteg No Naploja)

    2-Mar-2007

    Dir. Janos Szasz. Hung-Ger. 2007. 108mins.
  • Armin

    27-Feb-2007

    Dir/scr: Ognjen Svilicic. Cro-Ger-Bos. 2007. 82mins.A low-key Balkan film may seem like a contradiction in terms, given the ebullient energy of the cinema produced in that part of the world, but there is no better way to describe Ognjen Svilicic's second feature.
  • Sakuran

    27-Feb-2007

    Dir: Mika Ninagawa. Jap. 2007. 111mins.
  • Lost In Beijing (Ping Guo)

    16-Feb-2007

    Dir. Li Yu. China. 2007. 112mins. A social satire with strong sexual undertones in its early reels, which switches as it progresses into a darker melodrama, Li Yu's new film offers another variant on the surrogate mother dilemma. Despite some hesitancies in the second half, it pulls through thanks to a strong cast headed by respected veterans Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Elaine Jin.
  • Desert Dream (Hyazgar)

    16-Feb-2007

    Dir. Zhang Lu. Kor-Fr. 2007. 123mins.
  • Beaufort

    15-Feb-2007

    Dir: Joseph Cedar. Is. 2007. 120mins Based on an award-winning, best selling documentary book by journalist Ron Leshem about the last stand of an Israeli unit in Southern Lebanon before their retreat in 2000, Joseph Cedar's painful and highly relevant film adaptation, while not addressing directly last summer's renewed outbreak of hostilities on the same front and its disastrous outcome, inevitably invites ...
  • I Have Never Forgotten You ' The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal

    14-Feb-2007

    Dir: Richard Trank. US. 2007. 103mins.A worthy memorial to Simon Wiesenthal, a man who had become a legend in his own lifetime, the documentary I Have Never Forgotten You... displays all the admiration, affection and love be expected from a film produced by the centre bearing his name. Some revered him as the ...
  • Getting Home (Luo Ye Gui Gen)

    14-Feb-2007

    Dir. Khang Yang. China, 2007. 97 min.A road movie is by definition a mixed bag of goods. It can be funny one minute and trite the next, alternately brilliant and awkward, changing nature and tone as it goes along. Zhang Yang's new film may not be an exception to this rule, but there is so much humanity and feeling all through it, that even the unusual premise it uses and a couple of sentimental pitfalls ...
  • Eye In The Sky (Gen Zong)

    11-Feb-2007

    Former Johnny To writer Yau Nai Hoi makes an astonishing genre film debut with Eye In The Sky. Slick, fast and at times even furious, it introduces a new directorial talent with considerable mastery of film language who should go far, even if his first work bears his master's imprint. A crime story of the type beloved by To (he produced the film), it is told in economic and effective fashion and made with calculated mathematical precision. It also features several To regulars, including ...
  • The Counterfeiters (Die Falscher)

    11-Feb-2007

    Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky. Aust-Ger. 2007. 98mins. A serious contender for one of this year's Bears, even a Golden one, Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters retells the Nazi attempt to sink the Allied economy by flooding it with counterfeit money. The film successfully tackles two issues. The first is whether ...
  • Jade Warrior (Jadesoturi)

    8-Nov-2006

  • A Dirty Carnival (Biyeolhan Geori)

    5-Nov-2006

  • Tazza: The High Rollers (Tajja)

    5-Nov-2006

  • Turtle Family (Familia Tortuga)

    5-Nov-2006

  • Half Moon (Niwemang)

    24-Oct-2006

  • After This Our Exile (After This Our Exile)

    19-Oct-2006

  • Boys Of Tomorrow (Woori-Ege Nae-Ileun Eobda)

    19-Oct-2006

  • Crossing The Line

    19-Oct-2006

    Dir. Daniel Gordon. UK. 2006. 91mins.Perfectly timed to reach Pusanjust as current tensions with North Korean increase once more, Crossing The Linepromises more than it can deliver. The story of former US soldier James Joseph Dresnok, 44 years after he left the American dream andsettled in Pyongyang, DanielGordon's documentary fails to offer any new significant angle on the littlethat ...
  • Woman On The Beach (Haebyuneui Yeoin)

    19-Oct-2006

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. S Kor. 2006. 128mins.Owing more to French cinema of the 1960s thancontemporary Korean film-making, Hong Sansoo'sromantic comedy Woman OnThe Beach is as intimate, laid back and low-key as his previousefforts. As such it will have a good following among critics and do well with thirtysomething arthouse audienceswho might find much to identify with; New Wave aficionados will also feel ...
  • Before We Fall In Love Again

    18-Oct-2006

  • Gangster High (Pokryok Sekkeul)

    18-Oct-2006

  • The Sakai's Happiness (Sakai-ke No Shiawase)

    18-Oct-2006

  • Eternal Summer (Sheng Hsia Guang Nian)

    16-Oct-2006

    Dir: Leste Chen. Taiwan. 2006. 95mins.
  • Dasepo's Naughty Girls (Dasepo Sonyo)

    15-Oct-2006

    Dir. Lee Jyong. S Kor 2006. 103mins.
  • My Friend And His Wife (Naeui Chingu, Geueui Anae)

    15-Oct-2006

    Dir/scr: Shin Dong-il. S Korea. 2006. 116mins.
  • Nightmare Detective (Akumu Tantei)

    15-Oct-2006

    Dir/scr: Shinya Tsukamoto. Jap. 2006. 107mins.
  • Traces Of Love (Gaeulro)

    15-Oct-2006

    Dir. Kim Dai-seung. S Kor. 2006. 112mins.
  • The Post Modern Life Of My Aunt (Yi Ma De Hou Xian Dai Sheng Huo)

    13-Oct-2006

    Dir: Ann Hui. Chi. 2006. 113mins.
  • The Sugar Curtain (El Telon De Azucar)

    13-Oct-2006

    Dir/scr: Camila Guzman Urzua. Fr-Sp. 2006. 80mins.A classic portrait of a dream gone wrong, Camila Guzman Urzua's personaland intimate Cuba documentary The SugarCurtain is as fierce an indictment of the Castro regime as any academicanalysis of it.The daughter of expatriateChilean film-maker Patricio Guzman, whosedocumentaries on Pinochet's military coup are textbookmaterial ...
  • The Sugar Curtain (El Telon De Azucar)

    13-Oct-2006

  • All About Lola (Lo Que Se De Lola)

    10-Oct-2006

  • Forever

    10-Oct-2006

  • Forever

    10-Oct-2006

    Dir: Heddy Honigmann. Neth. 2006. 95mins.
  • I Am The Other Woman (Ich Bin Die Andere)

    10-Oct-2006

  • I Am The Other Woman (Ich Bin Die Andere)

    10-Oct-2006

  • Delirious

    4-Oct-2006

  • Half Moon (Niwemang)

    2-Oct-2006

    Dir: Bahman Ghobadi. Iran-Iraq-Austria-France. 2006. 107minsMore ambitious than his previous films, BahmanGhobadi's Half Moon about a famous musician travelling from Iran to Iraq for aswansong ...
  • My Son (Mon Fils A Moi)

    2-Oct-2006

  • The Tiger's Tail

    27-Sep-2006

  • Mon Colonel

    26-Sep-2006

  • The Road To San Diego (El Camino De San Diego)

    25-Sep-2006

  • Ghosts

    22-Sep-2006

    Dir: Nick Broomfield. UK.2006. 96mins.
  • Born And Bred (Nacido Y Criado)

    20-Sep-2006

  • Prague (Prag)

    19-Sep-2006

  • The Optimists (Optimisti)

    15-Sep-2006

  • Hana

    10-Sep-2006

  • Euphoria (Ejforija)

    7-Sep-2006

    Dir: Ivan Vyrypaev. Russia.2006. 73mins.A brief, spare but intense love story, Euphoria is a ferocious and downbeatwork from debut Russian film-maker Ivan Vyrypaev, whomay have over-reached himself with its poetical effusions, but who displaysenough promise to watch for the future.
  • Exiled (Fangzhu)

    6-Sep-2006

  • Still Life (Sanxia Haoren)

    6-Sep-2006

  • Still Life (Sanxia Haoren)

    6-Sep-2006

  • Falling

    5-Sep-2006

    Dir/scr: Barbara Albert.Austria. 2006. 85mins.
  • The Untouchable (L'Intouchable)

    5-Sep-2006

    Dir/scr: Benoit Jacquot. Fr. 2006. 82mins.
  • I Don't Want To Sleep Alone (Hei Yanquan)

    4-Sep-2006

    Dir: Tsai Ming Liang. Tai-Fr-Aust. 2006. 115mins.
  • Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs)

    3-Sep-2006

  • The Banquet (Yeyan)

    3-Sep-2006

  • Syndromes And A Century (Sang Sattawat)

    1-Sep-2006

  • A Few Days In September (Quelques Jours En Septembre)

    1-Sep-2006

  • Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at)

    23-Aug-2006

    Dir/scr: Dror Shaul. Is-Ger-Fr-Jap.2006. 100mins
  • Hounded (Verfolgt)

    16-Aug-2006

  • Dead In Three Days (In Drei Tagen Bist Du Tot)

    15-Aug-2006

    Dir: Andreas Prochaska.Austria. 2006. 97mins.
  • Das Fraulein

    11-Aug-2006

    Dir: Andrea Staka. Sw-Ger-Bos-Cro-Serb. 2006. 81mins.
  • Nomad

    7-Aug-2006

  • Just Like The Son

    2-Aug-2006

    Dir/scr: Morgan J Freeman. US. 2006. 86mins
  • Serambi

    2-Aug-2006

  • The Bubble (Ha'Bua)

    2-Aug-2006

  • Sway (Yureru)

    19-Jul-2006

  • The Destiny (El Destino)

    12-Jul-2006

    Dir: Miguel Pereira. Arg-Sp. 2006. 102mins.
  • Reprise

    6-Jul-2006

    Dir: Joachim Trier. Nor. 2006. 105mins.First-time director Joachim Trier makes a bright, frenetic and agile debut with Reprise, the story of two would-be Norwegiannovelists in their early twenties, trying to make it in the worlds of bothliterature and adulthood.
  • Winter Journey (Winterreise)

    6-Jul-2006

    Dir: Hans Steinbichler.Ger. 2006. 95mins.
  • Beauty In Trouble (Kraska v Nesnazich)

    4-Jul-2006

    Dir: Jan Hrebejk. Czech Rep. 2006. 110mins.Film-maker Jan Hrebejkreturns with Beauty In Trouble,another chronicle about the morality of his Czech compatriots as they crossfrom the vestiges of their recent totalitarian past to the best of the West.Inspired by a Robert Graves poem about a beauty saved by an angelic presence, Hrebejk and his regular scriptwriter PetrJarchovsky relay their concerns through the story ofa modern Prince ...
  • The Way I Spent The End Of The World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii)

    4-Jul-2006

  • The Way I Spent The End Of The World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii)

    4-Jul-2006

  • Time (Shi Gan)

    26-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: Kim Ki-duk. S Kor. 2006. 96minsA Kim Ki-duk film is never less than intriguing, and Time, his new feature, is no exception. His treatment of an increasingly fashionable theme, the popular use of plastic surgery to outsmart nature and relieve emotional insecurities, is in itself enough to draw attention. But as might be expected from such a film-maker, Time has more to it than its one-sentence plotline, and Kim Ki-duk uses it to tell an obsessive love story which, ...
  • Luxury Car

    21-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: Wang Chao. Chi-Fr. 2006. 88mins
  • 12:08, East Of Bucharest (A Fost Sau N'a Fost)

    20-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: CorneliuPorumboiu. Rom. 2006. 89mins
  • The Violin

    11-Jun-2006

    Mexico. 2006. 98 mins. Director Francisco VargasQuevedoDirector Francisco Vargas Quevedo's film was upgradedfrom last year's Cinefondation at Cannes to a slot in the 2006 Un CertainRegard, but his theme, now fleshed out to full feature length, was kickedupstairs as well. The ...
  • Buenos Aires 1977

    6-Jun-2006

    Dir:Israel Adrian Caetano,Argentina. 2006. 102minsBased on a true story set in 1970s Argentina,Israel ...
  • Selon Charlie

    28-May-2006

    Tomake another Short Cuts without the spirit of Raymond Carver and the touch of Robert Altman isjust too much of a challenge for this darkly handsome but overlong,melodramatic and ultimately tedious Cannes competition effort, which pretendsto discuss the mystery of human nature, ...
  • La Tourneuse De Pages

    20-May-2006

  • Fresh Air (Friss Levego)

    11-May-2006

    Dir: Agnes Kocsis. Hung. 2006. 109mins.
  • Lonely Hearts

    4-May-2006

    Dir/scr: Todd Robinson. US. 2006. 100mins.
  • New York Waiting

    4-May-2006

    Dir: Joachim Heden. Swe. 2006.96mins.
  • The Bridge

    2-May-2006

    Dir: Eric Steel. US. 2006.93mins.
  • The Groomsmen

    2-May-2006

    Dir/scr: Edward Burns. US. 2006. 93minsEdward Burns delivers anotherbitter-sweet romantic comedy with TheGroomsmen - but whatever freshness marked him out as a promising newcomerin The Brothers McCullen(1995) seems to have pretty much evaporated by now.
  • Times And Winds (Bes Vakit)

    2-May-2006

  • Times And Winds (Bes Vakit)

    2-May-2006

  • Istanbul festival director Ucansu steps down after 25 years

    16-Apr-2006

    Hulya Ucansu, the directorof Istanbul Film Festival through its entire 25 years of existence, is leavingher post at the end of this year's edition of the event.
  • Times, Father take top local film prizes at Istanbul

    16-Apr-2006

    MichaelWinterbottom's Tristram Shandy - A Cock and Bull Story won the Golden Tulip for best film in theinternational competition at the 25th International Istanbul Film Festival onSaturday, as well as the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize.
  • Eden

    23-Mar-2006

  • Paper Dolls

    23-Mar-2006

  • My Country, My Country

    10-Mar-2006

  • Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon

    8-Mar-2006

  • Four Stars (Quatre Etoiles)

    8-Mar-2006

    Dir: Christian Vincent. Fr. 2006.100mins.
  • 4:30

    2-Mar-2006

  • Another Morning (Sobhi Digar)

    1-Mar-2006

  • Close To Home (Karov La Bayit)

    1-Mar-2006

  • Invisible Waves

    23-Feb-2006

    Dir: Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Thai-Neth-SKor-HK-Chi. 2005. 115mins.InvisibleWaves is a feature whose admirers will find it hard to pinpoint why theylike it. Its numerous detractors, on the other hand, will find it easy tosubstantiate their dislikes.
  • Isabella

    22-Feb-2006

  • A Soap (En Soap)

    16-Feb-2006

    Dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen. Denmark. 2006. 104mins.A woman's picture by definition, ASoap, Pernille Fischer Christensen's auspiciousdebut, should play well with female audiences who will appreciate its intimatesensitivities.Portraying ...
  • Grbavica

    13-Feb-2006

    Dir: Jasmila Zbanic. Aus-Ger-Bosna-Herz-Cro. 2006. 90mins.
  • Taxidermy (Taxidermia)

    10-Feb-2006

    Dir: Gyorgy Palfi.Hungary/Austria/France. 2005. 90 mins.Gyorgy Palfi's second feature, whichcollected a slew of awards including best film at the recent Hungarian FilmWeek, is likely to be as much of a talking point as his first film Hukkle,albeit for very different reasons. Spanning three generations of one family,this horror film will put off many art-house cinemagoers with itsuncompromising take on sexuality, gluttony and immolation to name just ...
  • White Palms (Feher Tenyer)

    10-Feb-2006

    Dir: Szabolcs Hajdu. Hungary. 2006. 100mins.Szabolcs Hajdu's film casts a jaundicedeye over the world of sports prodigies. A grim and disenchanted portrait of howone young gymnast is almost ruined by a gruelling training programme and theinsatiable expectations of his parents, the film almost runs out of steam inthe second half, saved only by a feel-good ending that is sure to win overaudiences.
  • Relatives (Rokonok)

    9-Feb-2006

    Dir: Istvan Szabo. Hungary. 2006. 110minsAfter 12 years making films with stronginternational flavour, Istvan Szabo is back home for an adaptation of acritically-acclaimed novel by Zsigmund Moricz about an ambitious but naiveidealist who is sucked in by corruption.
  • Go West

    17-Nov-2005

  • Fox's Bubble ready to burst onto world stage

    14-Nov-2005

    Director Eytan Fox and writer-producer Gal Uchovsky havecompleted their follow-up to Israel's biggestever international hit Walk On Water ($2.7m in US, $7m worldwide).
  • Be With Me

    9-Nov-2005

  • Winter Passing

    31-Oct-2005

  • Frozen Days named as surprise Haifa winner

    26-Oct-2005

    FrozenDays, the story of a young woman roaming the streets of Tel Aviv and breakinginto empty flats to sleep at night took the 21st Haifa InternationalFilm Festival by surprise and won the competition for the Best Israeli Film.
  • Neverwas

    17-Oct-2005

  • The Last Hangman

    17-Oct-2005

  • Pavee Lackeen

    13-Oct-2005

    Dir: Perry Ogden. Ire. 2005.87mins.Perry Ogden's debut feature Pavee Lackeen, which charts the lives of Irishtravellers on the outskirts of Dublin, joins a long list of desolate portraits- including Hector Babenco's Pixote and ...
  • The Tin Mine (Mahalai Meung Rae)

    13-Oct-2005

    Dir: Jira Maligool. Thai. 2005. 110mins.A picture that presents life working underground asan uplifting, character-building experience is nothing if not an oddity. Andwhile this attitude should bestow on TheTin Mine - Thailand's best foreign language Oscar submission - adistinctiveness ...
  • Opa!

    12-Oct-2005

  • The Willow Tree (Beed-e Majnoon)

    12-Oct-2005

    Dir: MajidMajidi. Iran. 2005. 96minsWith The Willow Tree, Iranian film-maker MajidMajidi gives in to the mawkish melodramatictendencies he was always managed to keep at arm's length in past works like Colours Of Paradiseand Baran.As ...
  • Allegro

    7-Oct-2005

  • Sunflower (Xiangrikui)

    4-Oct-2005

  • American Gun

    28-Sep-2005

  • Garpastum

    28-Sep-2005

  • April Snow (Wae Chul)

    21-Sep-2005

  • The World's Fastest Indian

    20-Sep-2005

  • L'Enfer

    13-Sep-2005

    Dir: DanisTanovic. Fr-It-Bel-Jap. 2005. 98mins.Forget everythingyou thought you knew about Danis Tanovic, whose debut feature No Man's Land(2001) won the best foreign language Oscar. L'Enfer, his sophomoreeffort, leaves behind his native Balkan territory and its stalemate politics totackle a far more subtle, complex and less evident theme.The ...
  • Everlasting Regret (Changhen ge)

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir: Stanley Kwan.Chi-HK. 2005. 115mins.
  • Persona Non Grata

    6-Sep-2005

    Dir/scr:Krzysztof Zanussi. Pol-Russ-It. 2005. 117mins.Krzysztof Zanussimakes films for mature specialised audiences, interested in human nature andethical standards rather than in plots, heroes and villains. If this dooms himto a small, appreciative cinema-going crowd and to selective festivals (likehis competition slot in Venice), then so be it. He has never appeared to bebothered by the fact ...
  • Gabrielle

    5-Sep-2005

    Dir: PatriceChereau. Fr-It. 2005.90mins.An analytical butstrangely alienated portrait of a 10 year-old marriage gone sour, PatriceChereau's latest feature is impressive on many counts but falls short ofdelivering the emotional wallop it seems to hanker for.Expanding on JosephConrad's novella The Return to show both viewpoints in a marital crisis,Chereau ...
  • Gabrielle

    5-Sep-2005

    Dir: PatriceChereau. Fr-It. 2005.90mins.An analytical butstrangely alienated portrait of a 10 year-old marriage gone sour, PatriceChereau's latest feature is impressive on many counts but falls short ofdelivering the emotional wallop it seems to hanker for.Expanding on JosephConrad's novella The Return to show both viewpoints in a marital crisis,Chereau ...
  • The Secret Life Of Words (La Vida Secreta De Las Palabras)

    1-Sep-2005

    Dir/scr: IsabelCoixet. 2005. Sp-UK. 112mins.Produced once more by Pedro Almodovar's El Deseooutfit, Isabel Coixet's second English-language feature proves itself to be adeeply felt work that is much stronger on emotions than it is on form.Initially affecting,her story of a recluse tending a temporarily blinded man eventually becomesrepetitive before stating its case too late in the ...
  • A Perfect Day

    31-Aug-2005

    Dir/scr: JoanaHadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. Fr-Leb-Ger. 2005. 88mins.The perfect metaphor in search of a plot, thesecond feature from Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige assembles thenecessary ingredients to paint a portrait of life in Beirut but lacks thedramatic momentum to pull them all together and spark some life.Set in the Lebanesecapital, A Perfect Day ostensibly follows ...
  • Antarmahal: Views From The Inner Chamber (Antarmahal)

    23-Aug-2005

    Dir: RituparnoGhosh. India. 2005. 118mins.Returning to thelate 19th century, Rituparno Ghosh spins another sumptuous, yet intimate familystory with Antarmahal: Views From The Inner Chamber, playing once morein the same register he successfully used two years ago for fellow Locarnocompetitor Chokher Bali.Less enticing andnot as rich as his previous effort - in part due to ...
  • Rag Tale

    17-Aug-2005

  • A Perfect Couple (Un Couple Parfait)

    16-Aug-2005

    Dir/scr. SobuhiroSuwa. Fr-Jap. 2005. 104mins.Tailor-made for film festivals and those with apenchant for obscure material, Sobuhiro Suwa's A Perfect Couple is the sort offeature that will deter audiences whose patience is tried by films that delaydelivering their message.Shot in Paris with aFrench cast, this chiaroscuro (more scuro than chiaro) portrait of a marriedcouple ...
  • Familia

    16-Aug-2005

    Dir. LouiseArchambault. Can. 2005. 102mins.Louise Archambault's cheerful debut may bebookended by some ambitious statements about the inevitability of geneticinheritance, but by the end has proved to be a light romp that is more than happyto settle for crowd-pleasing solutions.If audience responseat Locarno, where Familia played last week, is any indication, then itshould go ...
  • What A Wonderful Place (Eize Makom Nifla)

    8-Aug-2005

    Dir/scr: EyalHalfon. Is-Ger. 2005. 104mins.Eyal Halfon's WhatA Wonderful Place, about the plight of foreign workers in Israel is a grim,angry and uncompromising drama. Three inter-related plots leading to violentfinal clash offer the bitterly ironic conclusion that Israel - or any othersupposedly liberal western country that treats its economic migrants in thisway - is anything but a wonderful place to be in.
  • NHK invests in first ever Israeli film Sweet Mud

    4-Aug-2005

    Japanese broadcaster NHK hasinvested in its first ever Israeli film, Sweet Mud directed by DrorShaul.
  • The City Of The Sun (Slunecni Stat Aneb Hrdinove Delnicke Tridy)

    19-Jul-2005

  • Wonderful Place takes top Jerusalem prizes

    18-Jul-2005

    Eyal Halfon's corrosive view of foreign labor in Israel, Whata Wonderful Place, won two of the top Wolgin awards at the 22ndJerusalem Film Festival.
  • Unveiled (Fremde Haut)

    12-Jul-2005

    Dir: AngelinaMaccarone. Ger-Aust. 2005. 97mins.Using the premiseof a woman passing herself off as a man for political purposes, Unveiledmakes for an earnest and well-meaning, if at times rather humourless and lessthan imaginative, feature from film-maker Angelina Maccarone.Closer in spirit toa didactic lecture rather than a dramatic experience, it follows a gay Iranianwoman seeking ...
  • Colour Blossoms

    7-Jul-2005

    Dir/scr:Yonfan. HK-Chi. 2004. 106mins.
  • No Song Of Love

    7-Jul-2005

    Dir/scr: Lars Kraume.Germany. 2005. 98mins.A hybrid of drama anddocumentary, Lars Kraume's sophomore screen effort deserves full points forbreaking down the barrier between the two genres, even if the story he uses forthis purpose is not always the most original or imaginative one.Kraume ...
  • Avenge But One Of My Eyes (Nekam Achat Mishtey Eynay)

    4-Jul-2005

  • The President's Last Bang (Geuddae Geu Saramdeul)

    29-Jun-2005

  • La Petite Jerusalem

    22-Jun-2005

  • Epides steps down from Thessaloniki festival

    14-Jun-2005

    The turmoil surrounding theThessaloniki Film Festival is far from over. After terminating the contract ofveteran chief Michel Demopoulos and of president Theo Angelopoulos, thefestival is now facing the departure of yet another key programming figure, DimitriEipides - who heads the festival's New Horizons section.Epides ...
  • Mr. Lazarescu triumphs at inaugural Hungarian fest

    13-Jun-2005

    The First Alba Regia International Film Festival (ARIFF),claiming to be the first competitive event of its kind in Hungary, wrapped overthe weekend in the city of Szekesfehervar, an hour's ride away from Budapest.
  • Death triumphs at Transylvania festival

    5-Jun-2005

    Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr Lazarescu won most of the prizes at Romania's leadingfilm event, the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Cluj(May 27-June 5).
  • Free Zone

    20-May-2005

  • Shanghai Dreams

    18-May-2005

  • Le Temps Qui Reste

    16-May-2005

  • Bashing

    13-May-2005

  • Taiwanese, Belgian films share top Istanbul prize

    18-Apr-2005

    Istanbul International Film Festival closed on Saturday(April 16), splitting its main prize, the Golden Tulip award, between Gilles'Wife by Belgium's Frederic Fonteyne and CafeLumiere by Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien.
  • Words In Blue

    13-Apr-2005

  • Silentium

    4-Apr-2005

    Dir.Wolfgang Mumberger. Austria. 2004. 117mins.Unsubtle,blunt and brutal, Wolfgang Murberger's comedy thriller assaults Austria'sfavorite sacred cows one after the other with a relish whose rough charms willbe difficult to appreciate beyond German-language territories.Basedon the novel by Wolfgang Haas, Silentium ...
  • Live And Become (Va, Vis Et Deviens)

    30-Mar-2005

    Dir.Radu Mihaileanu. Fr-Is-It-Bel. 2005. 153mins.Highlyemotional but massively overlong, director Radu Mihaileanu's Live And Becometackles a burning issue of our time, the search for identity. Here he follows ablack Ethiopian Christian over the course of 20 years, from when, aged nine, heescapes amid a convoy of Falasha Jews being flown to Israel.
  • Accused (Anklaget)

    15-Mar-2005

  • U-Carmen eKhayelitsha

    21-Feb-2005

  • Sophie Scholl ' The Final Days

    18-Feb-2005

    Dir. Marc Rothemund. Ger.2005. 120mins.
  • The Sun (Solntse)

    18-Feb-2005

  • Paradise Now

    16-Feb-2005

    Dir. HanyAbu-Assad. Pal-Neth-Ger-Fr. 2005. 90mins.Putting a humanface on suicide bombers without lionising them is a tough assignment, and HanyAbu-Assad almost pulls it off with his feature Paradise Now, despite theminefield of unresolved issues he has to negotiate.His story about twoPalestinian childhood friends who pledge their lives to the cause, ...
  • The Last Mitterand (Le Promeneur Du Champ De Mars)

    16-Feb-2005

    Dir. RobertGuediguian. Fr. 2005. 116mins.A finely etched portrait of Francois Mitterand,one of Europe's last political giants, Robert Guediguian's new film finds theProvencal director in top form, dealing with the kind of material he favours:politics and its application in individual terms.Proceeding at aleisurely pace and advancing with great care, The Last ...
  • Fateless (Sorstalansag)

    14-Feb-2005

  • Hardcore

    1-Feb-2005

  • Watermarks (Hakoach Liskhot)

    20-Jan-2005

  • Hostage

    19-Jan-2005

  • Israeli cinema grows on all fronts

    5-Jan-2005

    While Israel's overallcinema attendance figures for 2004 shows no significant increase over the lastcouple of years (approx. 9.5 million admissions), the local industry has made amajor leap forward, recording its best results for the last 20 years.
  • A Midwinter Night's Dream

    6-Dec-2004

  • Les Soeurs Fachees

    29-Nov-2004

  • Rolling Family (Familia Rodante)

    19-Nov-2004

  • Kings And Queen (Rois Et Reine)

    9-Nov-2004

  • An Italian Romance (L'Amore Ritrovato)

    8-Nov-2004

  • The Bridesmaid (La Demoiselle d'Honneur)

    2-Nov-2004

  • The World (Shijie)

    15-Oct-2004

  • Stray Dogs (Sag-Haye Velgard)

    13-Oct-2004

    Dir. MarziyehMeshkini. Iran. 2004. 93mins.Put this one downalongside Bunuel's Los Olvidados, de Sica's Sciuscia or Babencos'Pixote as yet another devastating portrait of human folly and what itdoes to its most defenceless victims, its children.Shot on theoutskirts of Kabul, in Afghanistan, by Marziyeh Meshkini, whose 2000 Venicedebut, The Day I Became a Woman, ...
  • Arsene Lupin

    12-Oct-2004

    Dir. Jean-PaulSalome. Fr-UK-Spain-It. 2004. 132mins.At Euros 23m, ArseneLupin is one of the most expensive French films of the year, with sumptuoussets, lavish costumes, picturesque locations and spectacular camerapyrotechnics. But there is little else to recommend it: certainly not thescreenplay, which never quiet makes up its mind what it wants to be.Despite ...
  • Yesterday

    4-Oct-2004

  • Campfire burns brightly at Israeli Film Awards

    29-Sep-2004

    Josef Cedar's Campfire,a coming of age story and a portrait of the right wing settlers on the WestBank and their less than idealistic motivations, picked up five of the topawards at the Israeli Film Academy at its annual ceremony on September 27.Campfire will now automatically go forward asIsrael's submission ...
  • Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha Ham Parvaz Mikonand)

    29-Sep-2004

  • Bombon El Perro

    28-Sep-2004

    Dir. CarlosSorin. Arg-Sp. 2004. 96mins.As spare,intimate and intentionally unglamorous as Carlos Sorin's previous film MinimalStories, Bombon, El Perro is likely to follow a similar fate: rakingin a bagful of festival awards, collecting plenty of favourable reviews andgenerating better than average business on the arthouse circuit.The film won theFIPRESCI award at San Sebastian ...
  • 3-Iron

    10-Sep-2004

  • The Merchant Of Venice

    7-Sep-2004

  • 5 x 2

    2-Sep-2004

  • 5 x 2 review

    2-Sep-2004

    Dir. Francois Ozon.France 2004. 90mins.
  • New Romanian film festival seeks direction

    25-Aug-2004

    The new Romanian Film Festival, Anonimul (the Anonymous) iscurious in more than name. A great potential, looking for great content, theevent is located in a brand new village built specifically for art events ofthis kind, in the heart of the Danube Delta wildlife sanctuary.
  • Private

    25-Aug-2004

    Dir. Saverio Costanzo.Italy. 2004. 92mins.Raw, gritty and uncompromising, Saverio Costanzo'saward-winning Locarno debut is a thought provoking and painfully realisticimage of living under occupation. As such, it is likely to become a favouriteon the festival circuit (it already has a berth in Toronto's Discovery sectionnext month) and a leading exponent of the Middle East tragedy as perceivedthrough European eyes. At the same time, however, it is sure ...
  • Napola

    18-Aug-2004

    Dir. Dennis Gansel.Germany, 2004. 110mins.Earnest, sincere and vociferously outspoken, DennisGansel's portrait of a 1942 Nazi boarding school breeding the future leaders ofthe Thousand Year Reich must be one of the more diligently produced andenergetically directed films to come out of Germany in recent years.
  • Locarno wrestles with growing pains

    17-Aug-2004

    The pains ofgrowing up were in abundant evidence this year in Locarno. And if this was notan intentional theme, it reflects the type of film the festival made itsselection from, according to at least two members of the selection committee.
  • Forgiveness

    17-Aug-2004

  • Middle Eastern themes dominate Locarno awards

    16-Aug-2004

  • My Stepbrother Frankenstein

    13-Aug-2004

    Dir. ValeryTodorovsky. Russia. 2004. 120mins.Mary Shelley'sgothic tale is back, this time comfortably adjusted to fit into modern life inMoscow. But no scientific mumbo-jumbo, expressionistic lighting nor extensivemake-up were needed to create this man-made monster; instead he comes not froma lab but from a dark past. If he has been created by a scientist, then it waswith no special purpose ...
  • Niceland

    11-Aug-2004

    Dir. Fridrik ThorFridriksson. Ice-Ger-Den-UK. 2004. 87mins.A modern fairytale for disenchanted adults, thelatest Fridrik Thor Fridriksson opus looks pretty and cute but lacks the edgeand authenticity that distinguish most of his previous contributions.Wrapped up inToyland colours for the first half, their tonality soiled later when the storyshifts to a junkyard, Fridriksson's attempt ...
  • Wall (Mur)

    11-Aug-2004

    Dir/scr: SimoneBitton. France. 2004. 99minsA poetic reflectionof the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Simone Bitton's documentary focuses itsattention on the massive wall put up by the Sharon government to separate theJewish community from the Arab and, arguably, defuse the terrorist threat.
  • The Ninth Day (Der Neunte Tag)

    6-Aug-2004

    Dir. VolkerSchloendorff. Ger-Lux. 2004. 97mins.
  • Thirst, Or share top Jerusalem prize

    18-Jul-2004

    Cannes Critics' Week winners Thirst (Atash) by Tawfik Abou Wael and Keren Yedaya's Or both shared the top prize for bestIsraeli film at the 21st Jerusalem Film Festival.The awards for best actor and actress went to twowell-established veterans, each of them starring in two films screening atJerusalem. Ronit Alkabetz played an over-the-hill prostitute whose daughter ...
  • Leon And Olvido

    13-Jul-2004

  • Moolaade

    7-Jul-2004

  • Thirst

    5-Jul-2004

    Dir. Tawfik Abu Wael.Israel-Palestine. 110mins.A typical choice for Critics' Week at Cannes this year,Tawfik Abu Wael's first film is slow, elaborate and spare and, while itfunctions perfectly as a metaphor, will have trouble keeping its audience alertonce its symbols have been adequately deciphered.
  • Sword In The Moon

    30-Jun-2004

    Dir. Kim Eui-Suk. Korea.2003. 100mins.Dark, bloody and brutal, Kim Eui-Suk's martial artsextravaganza, released in Korea last July to lukewarm response, played in UnCertain Regard at Cannes in the hope of catching second wind with a differenttype of audience. But its grim, humourless disposition is unlikely to gain itmany new friends.
  • Earth And Ashes

    24-Jun-2004

  • Dealer

    22-Jun-2004

    Dir/scr.Benedek Flieghauf. Hungary. 2004. 160mins.Dark, brooding and slow, Benedek Flieghauf's second film,recently awarded the Best Director prize in Mar del Plata, is God's gift tofestivals, a feast for film buffs and art houses and a test of endurance formisguided audiences seeking pure entertainment.
  • Or

    21-Jun-2004

    Dir:Keren Yedaya. Israel-Fr. 2004. 100mins.This intimate, visually stylised but rather loose firstfictional film by Keren Yedaya paints a raw, grim and uncompromising portraitof the relationship between an adolescent girl and her prostitute mother, andthe daughter's effort to get her parent once and for all off the streets.
  • Kusturica's Miracle to open Jerusalem Film Festival

    16-Jun-2004

    Emir Kusturica's LifeIs A Miracle has been selected for the opening night of this year'sJerusalem Film Festival.
  • Israel's Bonjour wins at Portugal's Festroia

    15-Jun-2004

    Bonjour M. Shlomi, an Israeli film written anddirected by Shemi Zarkhin, has won the two top prizes - best picture and bestscript - at the International Festroia film festival which wrapped on June 13,at Setubal, Portugal.
  • Five

    8-Jun-2004

  • Cronicas

    3-Jun-2004

    Dir: Sebastian Cordero. Ecuador-Mex. 2004. 107mins
  • 10 On Ten

    1-Jun-2004

  • Control (Kontroll)

    11-May-2004

  • Low budget comedy is the toast of Istanbul

    27-Apr-2004

    A tiny coming-of-age comedy,bearing the unlikely title of Boats Out Of Watermelon Rinds, shot on ashoestring budget with a cast of unknowns in a remote corner of Anatolia,turned out to be the real discovery of this year's Istanbul Film Festival.
  • Turn Left, Turn Right (Xiang Zuo Zou, Ziang You Zou)

    21-Apr-2004

  • Nightsongs (Die Nacht Singt Ihre Lieder)

    3-Mar-2004

  • Triple Agent

    3-Mar-2004

  • Head On (Gegen die Wand)

    16-Feb-2004

  • Les Choristes

    13-Feb-2004

  • Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (To Livadi Pou Dakrisi)

    13-Feb-2004

  • Country Of My Skull

    10-Feb-2004

  • Daybreak (Om Jag Vander Mig Om)

    10-Feb-2004

  • Intimate Strangers (Confidences Trop Intimes)

    10-Feb-2004

  • Walk On Water

    6-Feb-2004

  • Easy

    21-Jan-2004

  • The First Letter (Abjad)

    8-Jan-2004

  • Ramblers

    7-Jan-2004

  • Summer In The Golden Valley

    7-Jan-2004

  • Nathalie

    2-Jan-2004

  • Israeli satellite channel launched for local films

    11-Dec-2003

    Israeli satellite broadcaster Yes has launched a new channel dedicated to locally produced feature films.
  • A Touch Of Spice (Politiki Konzina)

    11-Dec-2003

  • When The Right One Comes Along (Wenn Der Richtige Kommt)

    8-Dec-2003

  • In The City (En La Ciudad)

    4-Dec-2003

  • Loving Glances

    4-Dec-2003

  • Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

    3-Dec-2003

  • The Last Train (Poslednyi Poezd)

    3-Dec-2003

  • The Floating Landscape

    2-Dec-2003

  • Israeli Film Authority announces 2003's fund allocations

    13-Nov-2003

    The Israeli Film Authority, which allocates state funds for the cinema industry, has finally announced its long-awaited allocations for 2003.
  • Sin Ton Ni Sonia

    28-Oct-2003

    Dir. Carlos Sama. Mexico, 2003. 112 min.
  • Alila

    24-Oct-2003

  • The Story Of Marie And Julien

    22-Oct-2003

  • The Missing

    20-Oct-2003

  • Rosenstrasse

    15-Oct-2003

  • Untold Scandal

    8-Oct-2003

  • Doppelganger

    3-Oct-2003

  • Monsieur Ibrahim And The Flowers Of The Koran (Monsieur Ibrahim Et Les Fleurs Du Koran)

    24-Sep-2003

  • Pornography

    24-Sep-2003

  • Grimm

    23-Sep-2003

  • Grimm

    23-Sep-2003

  • La Pelota Vasca

    23-Sep-2003

  • Suite Habana

    22-Sep-2003

  • The Galindez File (El Misterio Galindez)

    22-Sep-2003

  • A Little Bit Of Freedom

    16-Sep-2003

  • Mike Brant: Laisse Moi T'Aimer

    16-Sep-2003

  • Twentynine Palms

    15-Sep-2003

  • Goodbye Dragon Inn

    12-Sep-2003

  • The Company

    10-Sep-2003

  • The Return (Vozvrashcheniye)

    7-Sep-2003

  • Imagining Argentina

    4-Sep-2003

  • Imagining Argentina

    4-Sep-2003

  • The Return (Vozvrashcheniye)

    3-Sep-2003

  • Matchstick Men

    2-Sep-2003

  • Matchstick Men

    2-Sep-2003

  • Zatoichi

    2-Sep-2003

  • Zatoichi

    2-Sep-2003

  • Anything Else

    28-Aug-2003

  • Chokher Bali: A Passion Play

    27-Aug-2003

  • The Miracle Of Bern (Das Wunder Von Bern)

    27-Aug-2003

  • Sexual Dependency (Dependencia Sexual)

    26-Aug-2003

  • Silent Waters (Khamosh Pani)

    18-Aug-2003

  • Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter' And Spring (Bom, Teoreum, Gaeul, Gyeowool, Geurigo, Bom)

    15-Aug-2003

  • Gori Vatra (Fuse)

    14-Aug-2003

  • Work Hard, Play Hard (Violence Des Echanges En Milieu Tempere)

    13-Aug-2003

  • 16 Years Of Alcohol

    11-Aug-2003

  • Locarno Band Wagon starts to roll

    7-Aug-2003

    The Locarno International Film Festival's 56th edition kicked off last night, on a scorching, hot and humid summer night, with a brand new print of Vincente Minelli's evergreen musical The Band Wagon.
  • Locarno and Venice tussle over Russian selection

    4-Aug-2003

    Given the close proximity of their dates and the subsequent programming rivalry, there never has been much love lost between the Locarno (Aug 6-16) and Venice (Aug 27 - Sep 6) festivals.
  • Locarno, Venice tussle over Russian selection

    4-Aug-2003

    Given the close proximity of their dates and the subsequent programming rivalry, there never has been much love lost between the Locarno (Aug 6-16) and Venice (Aug 27 - Sep 6) festivals.
  • All Tomorrow's Parties

    23-Jul-2003

  • Nina's Tragedies: A Very Sad Comedy (Ha'assonoth shel Nina)

    23-Jul-2003

  • A Love Movie (Filme De Amor)

    22-Jul-2003

  • Triumph for Nina's Tragedies at Jerusalem film fest

    21-Jul-2003

  • Jerusalem festival line-up sparks debate

    18-Jul-2003

    Despite a political situation that has kept international celebrities away, the 20th Jerusalem Film Festival has seen most of its screenings sold out - as well programming a record eight new Israeli feature films in its main line-up.
  • Old, New, Borrowed And Blue (Se Til Venstre, Der Er En Svensker)

    17-Jul-2003

  • Red And Blue (Rot Und Blau)

    16-Jul-2003

  • Tiresia

    15-Jul-2003

  • Buddy

    9-Jul-2003

  • A Long Weekend in Buda And Pest (Het Pesten Et Budan Egy)

    7-Jul-2003

  • Eila

    4-Jul-2003

  • Koktebel

    3-Jul-2003

  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

    25-Jun-2003

  • The Stroll

    23-Jun-2003

  • Les Cotelettes

    19-Jun-2003

  • Quaresma (Careme)

    17-Jun-2003

  • Robinson's Crusoe

    17-Jun-2003

  • Drifters

    11-Jun-2003

  • Joao Botelho's satirical stab at US 'imperialism'

    10-Jun-2003

  • Hurricanes (Entre Ciclones)

    9-Jun-2003

  • Time Of The Wolf (Le Temps Du Loup)

    9-Jun-2003

    Dir: Michael Haneke. France-Austria. 2003. 113mins
  • The Southern Cross (La Cruz Del Sur)

    6-Jun-2003

  • James' Journey To Jerusalem

    28-May-2003

  • La Petite Lili

    28-May-2003

  • Stormy Weather

    20-May-2003

  • Fanfan La Tulipe

    14-May-2003

    Dir. Gerard Krawczyk. France. 2003. 100mins.
  • The Glow (Zimzum)

    8-May-2003

  • Distant (Uzak)

    30-Apr-2003

    DistantDan Fainaru in IstanbulDir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Turkey. 2002. 106mins.
  • The Barbecue People

    23-Apr-2003

  • Yossi And Jagger

    25-Mar-2003

  • The Blessing Bell (Koufuku No Kane)

    20-Mar-2003

  • Gololed

    18-Mar-2003

  • Vagabond

    18-Mar-2003

  • Forest (Rengeteg)

    17-Mar-2003

  • Babij Jar

    12-Mar-2003

  • Minor Injuries (Petites Coupures)

    11-Mar-2003

  • PTU

    10-Mar-2003

  • Angst (Der Alte Affe Angst)

    4-Mar-2003

  • Israeli film industry mourns indie pioneer David Shapira

    26-Feb-2003

    The Israeli film industry is mourning the sudden death of David Shapira (68), one of the most prominent independent film distributors in the country.
  • Alexandra's Project

    19-Feb-2003

  • Infernal Affairs

    13-Feb-2003

  • Flower Of Evil (La Fleur Du Mal)

    12-Feb-2003

  • Nine Israeli titles make it to the Berlinale

    10-Feb-2003

    An unprecedented seven Israeli feature length titles and two shorts screen in various sections of the Berlinale this year - an impressive feat considering the present dire conditions of film making in Israel.
  • Koltai sets start date for Fateless adaptation

    4-Feb-2003

    Hungarian cinematographer Lajos Koltai is aiming for a Sept 30 start date for his directorial debut, an adaptation of Fateless - the Holocaust-themed novel by Nobel prize winner Imre Kertesz.
  • The War Is Over triumphs at FIPA

    28-Jan-2003

    Italy's RAI TV series The War Is Over (La Guerra E Finita) won five golden awards and one special mention, to wind up as the main victor at this year's FIPA (Festival International de Productions Audiovisuelles) in Biarritz, France.
  • War (Vojna)

    14-Jan-2003

  • Tycoon (Oligarch)

    10-Jan-2003

    Dir. Pavel Lounguine. Russia/France. 128mins.
  • Hard Goodbyes: My Father (Diskoli Aporcheretismi: Babas Mou)

    3-Jan-2003

  • Cinema City complex opens in Israel, despite troubles

    29-Nov-2002

    A new state-of-the-art 21-screen multiplex, Cinema City, opens on the outskirts of Tel Aviv today, while plans are revealed for what could be the world's largest cinema, a 34-screen megaplex in Lisbon.
  • Gebirtig

    25-Nov-2002

  • Wild Bees (Divoke Vcely)

    25-Nov-2002

  • House Of Fools (Dom Durakov)

    14-Nov-2002

    Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Russia-France. 2002. 104mins.
  • Broken Wings (Knafayim Shevuroth)

    11-Nov-2002

  • The Legend Of Suriyothai

    3-Oct-2002

  • Blue Moon

    5-Aug-2002

  • The Star (Zvezda)

    2-Aug-2002

  • Heavy security surrounds Jerusalem Film Festival

    30-Jul-2002

    Despite heavy security measures that resulted in a number of venue changes and the absence of the US majors - the 19th Jerusalem Film Festival proceeded without any major hitches.
  • Supplement

    29-Jul-2002

  • Euro Pudding (L'Auberge Espagnole)

    16-Jul-2002

  • The Seagull's Laughter (Mavahlatur)

    15-Jul-2002

  • Nowhere In Africa (Nirgendwo In Afrika)

    10-Jul-2002

  • Year Of The Devil (Rok d'Abla)

    8-Jul-2002

    Dir. Petr Zelenka. Czech Republic. 88mins.
  • Cuckoo (Kokoshka)

    4-Jul-2002

  • Fate (Yazgi)

    2-Jul-2002

  • Temptations

    12-Feb-2002

    Dir: Zoltan Kamondi. Hungary. 2002. 88mins.
  • Bad Guy (Na Bun-Na Ja)

    30-Jan-2002

  • Invincible

    14-Oct-2001

  • Quitting

    10-Sep-2001

  • Jerusalem votes for Late Marriage

    23-Jul-2001

    Seriously concerned that political tensions might hurt this year's event, Jerusalem festival chief Lia van Leer was relieved to some 7,000 people roar with delight at the opening night, open-air screening of Shrek.
  • Firefly Dreams

    19-Jul-2001

  • Luna's Game

    19-Jul-2001

    Dir. Monica Laguna. Spain 2001. 102 mins.
  • Queenie In Love

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