L'Etrange 2014: THE VOICES Speaks To Voters At Festival's End

One of the great fantastic film festivals came to a close last night. Paris' l'Etrange Festival closed out its 20th edition by honoring Marjane Satrapi's The Voices with not one, but two big prizes. The Franco-Persian director, best known for the... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Darkly Elegant Trailer For Venice And Toronto Selected Gangster Drama BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE)

Italian director Francesco Munzi pulled off the difficult feat of being selected at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals - one of only a handful to do so this year - with his latest offering Black Souls (Anime Nere)... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: THE ONE & THE MANY Documents A Prison Theater Troupe In Italy

While rehabilitation programs in prisons is nothing new it is the more creative ones that catch your eye. The rehabilitation program at the maximum security prison Volterra in Italy is one program that caught the eye of filmmaker Inaya Yusuf.... More »
  

ECHOES OF A RONIN: Watch The Impressive Danish Martial Arts Short

Late last year, we got a taste of the Danish martial arts short Echoes of a Ronin, in the form of a gallery of images. Now, the film is finished, and you can watch it in its entirety here, with... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Nothing Is What It Seems In The Trailer For Post-WWII Thriller PHOENIX

For the past 14 years German director Christian Petzold has been steadily building up a reputation as a post-renuifciation master, subverting genre plots and tropes into fascinating and haunting meditations on modern (and the largely still fractured) Germany. But with... More »
  

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Brings Terror And Joy With Seventh Edition

What foul beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Strasbourg to be born?Why, the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival of course, which begins this Friday, Sept. 12th and runs through the 21st.To celebrate seven years as one of... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Giveaway: IDA - Win 1 Of 5 Codes To Download Critically-Acclaimed Film

(Note: the giveaway is now closed.) Pawel Pawlikowski's movie about a young nun in the 1960s who makes a shocking discovery that changes her life, Ida has won near-unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, and we have a chance... More »
  

Lund 2014: Full Lineup Reveals Creepy Kiwis, Nazi Zombies, And Some Good Old Cannibalism

The full schedule for the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival was unveiled just before the weekend. We had previously announced that the festival already included highly sought after films like The Guest, The Babadook and V/H/S Viral. Well. if you head... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Dark Crime Thriller WASTE LAND

Belgian director Pieter Van Hees is a slippery one. He made his feature debut with The Left Bank, a dark supernaturally charged thriller before moving on to clever action-comedy Dirty Mind. The tonal shift between the films was dramatic -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Von Trier Returns To Television With THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier is returning to television.Though the Danish director has spent the vast majority of his career working in feature film his horror series The Kingdom - sadly never to be finished due to the passing of key actors... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Enter The WETLANDS With New 'Pink-Band' Trailer

David Wnendt's Wetlands has been turning heads and arching brows around the world for the past while now thanks to its frank, explicit and super stylish take on female sexuality. Adapted from the cult novel by Charlotte Roche this is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Director Of Turkish Horror MUSALLAT Returns With SICCIN And Things Are Getting Grisly

Though Turkey is a country with a long history of genre film that history is precisely that: History. And largely in the past. Here in the present things are a bit different with just a small group of directors working... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Big Talk, Bigger Stakes In The Trailer For Zvyagintsev's LEVIATHAN

While Andrey Zvyaginstev has only made a handful of feature films over the last decade (The Return being a personal favorite), he's made everyone of them count, and none perhaps more so than his latest, Leviathan. Charting great buzz out... More »
  

Watch The U.S. Trailer For Palme d'Or Winner WINTER SLEEP

Equally hailed and disregarded for a plethora of reasons that could probably fill its near 3 and a half hour running time, Nuri Belge Ceylan, Turkey's preeminent filmmaker on the international stage, nonetheless walked away from this year's Cannes with... More »
  

Toronto 2014: The Woods Are Not Safe In Trailer for CUB

Dear forest child in the mask. Why are you so stabby? This was supposed to be a nice weekend for this pack of cub scout. Full of campfires, sleeping under the stars and sing-a-longs. But now you have shown up... More »
  

Lund 2014: THE GUEST, V/H/S: VIRAL And THE BABADOOK In First Wave

The Lund International Fantastic Film Festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year! That is a lot of time giving the folks in Lund, Sweden a good dose of international fantastic cinema each year. It's once again time for Scandinavia's leading... More »
  

Watch The Gorgeous Promo For Venice Selection THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS

Other worldly. Out of time. Languid. Uncanny. Meditative. These are all fine and easy ways to describe the promo reel for veteran Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest, The Postman's White Nights, which will be playing in competition at Venice early... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: JACKPOT Strikes It Rich, Norwegian Style

Don't go to strip clubs, kids. Or, don't buy a lottery ticket with paroled criminals. Or, just sit back and enjoy Jackpot, (original title: Arme Riddere), a scintillating, Norwegian-style thriller, out now on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. from Doppelganger Releasing. Based on a... More »
  

Watch A Teaser And Two Clips For Norwegian Post Apocalyptic Flick DAWN

We have a teaser and two clips to share with you from the Norwegian post-apocalyptic film Dawn, aka Morgenrøde, by filmmaker Anders Elsrud Hultgreen. The film stars Ingar Helge Gimle from Dead Snow 2. According to the official synopsis: Morgenrøde... More »
  
 
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