First Trailer For Berlin Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice, the biggest surprise of this year's Berlinale, finally gets its first Chinese-language trailer. The film basically came out of nowhere and won two major awards at the festival - Golden Bear for Best Film... More »
  

Trailer For Sex-Fueled iPhone Movie HOOKED UP

Toronto-based outfit Raven Banner have acquired world sales rights to Hooked Up, the first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPhone. This is also the first feature film for the director, Pablo Larcuen. Prior to this feature debut, Larcuen... More »
  

Spanish Exorcism Horror ASMODEXIA Goes To Raven Banner

News out of Berlin today is that Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired the international rights to Marc Carreté's debut feature, the exorcism horror film Asmodexia. Carreté has written and directed two short films prior to Asmodexia. He wrote this first feature... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For Berlin Selected Crime Drama THE INNOCENTS

Selected as part of the upcoming Berlinale, Oskar Sulowski's half hour crime drama The Innocents has released its first trailer and it's an impressive bit of work.While his mother is on the road as a drug courier from the Netherlands... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL To Open Berlin

The headline says it all, really ...The Berlin film festival has announced the opening night presentation for their 2014 edition and that honor goes to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which makes the third time that Anderson has presented... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Haunting First Trailer For Berlin And Slamdance Selected Thriller FYNBOS

Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

"I Don't Think Film Can Give Answers": Nina Hoss Talks BARBARA

In Barbara, her fifth collaboration with director Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss stars as a doctor in East Germany circa 1980, who, after several repeated attempts to escape to the west, is banished to a rural pediatric hospital. Her continued plans of... More »
  

RAVEN BANNER ACTIVATES MANBORG FOR DISTRO + NEW TRAILER!

While Twitch Film's favorite canuxsploitation-outfit Astron-6 has been enjoying a bevy of accolades from genre aficionados for their delirious splatter-fest Father's Day, currently playing a limited run in the US through Troma, the fate of their other feature and festival... More »
By Peter K.   
  

UPDATED - "We're Not Going To Fuck It Up." STAKE LAND's Jim Mickle Remaking Jorge Michel Grau's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

*Now updated with an exclusive audio interview with director Jim Mickle.You want an intriguing collision of talent seemingly tailor made for us here at Twitch? Well, here one is for you.Jim Mickle has long been a favorite here at Twitch,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012: Watch Three Clips From Brillante Mendoza's CAPTIVE

One of the leaders of the current generation of Filipino arthouse filmmakers, Brillante Mendoza debuts his latest in competition in Berlin. Here's how the festival describes it:A group of armed and masked men belonging to the Muslim Abu Sayyaf group... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012: Full IRON SKY Trailer Delivers The Space Nazis To Earth

With the World Premiere of long awaited scifi comedy Iron Sky just around the corner a big additional helping of Space Nazi Madness has been delivered in the form of a brand new full length trailer. The ubermensch are coming!... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Space Nazis Invade Berlin! Watch A New IRON SKY Trailer Now!

What's that? Nazis in Berlin?Word is out that long awaited science fiction comedy Iron Sky - in which Nazis hidden away on a secret base on the dark side of the moon invade earth - has been added to the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Berlin Selected Thriller CHILDISH GAMES (DICTADO)

Spanish director Antonio Chavarrías makes an appearance at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival with his thriller Dictado (Childish Games). Daniel receives an unexpected, and unwanted, visit from a friend who he hasn't seen since his childhood. His friend is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Alex De La Iglesia's AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA)

Less than a year since word first surfaced that The Last Circus director Alex de la Iglesia would be shooting a black comedy with Salma Hayek the film is now complete - or close to it - and among the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer For Tribeca Winner SHE MONKEYS (APFLICKORNA)

I was greatly impressed by Lisa Aschan's She Monkeys (Apflickorna) at this year's Tribeca. Evidently so was the jury as it won for best narrative feature at the festival. While statements like "the best Swedish debut since Lukas Moodysson" have... More »
  

Raven Banner Entertainment to rep 'The Hunters'

Canadian lads Raven Banner Entertainment added another film to their docket while in Berlin this week. The French/Belgian English language horror flick The Hunters will be repped by them for any and all future distribution. The film is the directorial debut... More »
  

IFC buys North American rights for UK horror 'Spiderhole'

News out of Berlin today as IFC acquired the North American rights for the small budget horror flick out of the UK Spiderhole from Canuck outfit Raven Banner Entertainment.They say squatting is dead - a term that takes on a... More »
  

Berlin 2011: GANDU (ASSHOLE) Review

[With Q's Gandu now screening in Berlin it seems a good time to revisit my previous review.]Bold, energetic and by turns both deliberately vulgar and sharply incisive, Kolkata based director Q is sure to turn heads with Gandu - a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2011: Jan Komasa Enters The SUICIDE ROOM

I should say right off the top that I am automatically skeptical of any film that aims to be cutting edge in terms of technology and the way kids are using it today. The reason is simple enough. Technology changes.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2011: Trailer For Norwegian Drama THE MOUNTAIN (FJELLET)

[Updated with English subtitled trailer]Soon to have it's international premiere in Berlin, Ole Giæver's intimate drama The Mountain (Fjellet) is sure to draw attention for its stunning landscapes as much as anything else.The story of a grief stricken pair of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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