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Sex, Booze And Accordions Make For A Riotous Coming Of Age In Russia's RAG UNION

Writer-director Mikhail Mestetskiy looks to inject some life into the typical coming of age story with his upcoming Rag Union, the story of a young man whose chance encounter with a group of hard drinking, hard playing, accordion wielding quasi-anarchists... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Fiona Tan On The Intersection Of Her Art, Film And HISTORY'S FUTURE

Originally from Australia, but now a born-again European, Fiona Tan is a very experimental visual artist who is deeply invested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of cinema. That is certainly something which her first step into feature filmmaking has... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Review: REGRESSION, Beyond Disappointing

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi thriller... More »
  

PINEAPPLE CALAMARI: Watch The Brilliant Stop-Motion Short Now!

Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it. On the one... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Masters Of Cinema Acquires JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Unveils MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR And 1900 For April

Eureka Entertainment's Master of Cinema series announced today that they will be releasing Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Journey To The Shore on the boutique label later this year, following a theatrical run at the Glasgow Film Festival. April's slate of titles was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: BEYOND SLEEP

One of the tasks Dutch high-school boys and girls need to conquer is finishing the dreaded Dutch "literature list", meaning they need to have read a certain number of famous Dutch books. One of the more often-used titles to put... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Fantastic Proof Of Concept For French SciFi ICKERMAN

Remember the names of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, a French duo who work professionally under the name of Seth Ickerman. For while you may not know them know the talent the pair display is so overwhelmingly obvious that you're... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE ARDENNES: Watch The Trailer For Robin Pront's Striking Debut

Though it arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare, Belgian director Robin Pront's striking debut feature The Ardennes left as a major favorite for many of those lucky enough to catch it there, myself included. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Meet THE LION WOMAN In First Trailer

Director Vibeke Idsøe delivers what appears to be a handsomely realized and very unusual period drama with The Lion Woman, which is exactly what it sounds like: The tale of a girl born with her body covered in hair.THE LION... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Lion On The Loose In Amsterdam! Check Out The First Images From Dick Maas' PREY

Dick Maas - the director of cult hits Amsterdamned, The Lift and Sint - is once again wreaking havoc on Amsterdam with his latest feature, Prey, and we've got the first images to share. No killer Santa or cursed elevators... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE AMBASSADOR Director Returns With True Crime Doc COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD

After building a name for himself as a documentary prankster par excellence with his features The Red Chapel - in which he posed as an experimental theater director to gain access to North Korea - and The Ambassador - in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: IL SOLENGO Speaks To The Heart Of Italian Culture

There is a side to Italian culture which, given the importance it has, receives far too little attention. Beyond the cop vs. mafia gun battles and the eccentric lives of Italian dilettantes, there lurks a mysterious, timeless figure: the contadino.... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

An Alcoholic And A Boy With Tourette's Check In To Arild Frohlich's GRAND HOTEL

Dag star Atle Antonsen takes the lead in Grand Hotel, the latest from Norwegian director Arild Frohlich. After coming to our attention with sociopathic comedy Fatso Frohlich has, more recently, been spending his time adapting a pair of Jo Nesbo's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEX & CRIME: German Comic Thriller Offers Plenty Of Both

A one night dalliance goes very wrong, indeed, in Paul Müller's German crime comedy Sex & Crime. When Valentin receives a late night phone call from his best friend Theo he may not have been entirely surprised to hear that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TRAPPED: Kormakur's Icelandic Crime Series Gets An English Friendly Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur maintains something of a split personality ... at home he's the acclaimed director of a string of arthouse dramas and thrillers acclaimed around the globe while in Hollywood he aims for bigger, blockbuster fare like Contraband, Two... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TORO: Watch The Action Packed Trailer For Spanish Thriller

Spain might be very well-known for its fantasy and horror films, but it has also proven that it can master thrillers. In 2014, Alberto Rodríguez' Marshland was (almost) everyone's favorite after its premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival and... More »
  

It's Alpine Undead Carnage In The Official ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES Trailer

We've been keeping an eye on Austrian director Dominik Hartl's upcoming horror comedy Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies for some time now, having premiered the first images and proof of concept teasers for the film back in the spring.And with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Forgotten Thai Gems Come To Vesoul 2016!

The Vesoul Asian Film Festival in France has emerged as a highlight of the international festival circuit for Asian film films and this year looks to be no different. From the juried competition - with jury headed by acclaimed Korean... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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