International Videos - Foreign, Overseas

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

Review: LOST IN MUNICH, A French Parrot In The Czech Republic

As the year 2015 drew to a conclusion, Czech film critics had to do their homework to round up domestic titles suitable for annual awards bearing their name. (The awards ceremony will be held on January 23). Out of... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Review: AFERIM!, Angry And Rough, A Must-See Ride In Romania

For over a decade Romanian Cinema has produced many breathtakingly great films, and directors such as Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristian Mungiu and Călin Peter Netzer have gained international recognition, becoming household names in world cinema. The usual term of... More »
  

Turkish Horror Scores Unleashed With Semih Tareen's DARK SYMPHONIES

Well, now, here's an interesting oddity for fans of global film music. Turkey has a long - and very entertaining - history with genre film running at least as far back as the copyright trampling knock offs of big Hollywood... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Department Q Dives Into Fanaticism In The A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH Trailer

Director Hans Petter Moland has some big shoes to fill with the upcoming thriller A Conspiracy Of Faith. The third film in the ongoing series of adaptations of Jussi Adler Olsen's Department Q novels, Faith follows on the heels of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

There's a Bit Of Bluth In Trailer For French Animation DOFUS LIVRE 1: JULITH

There's something refreshing to the trailer for Jean-Jaques Denis and Wakfu director Anthony Roux's upcoming French animated feature Dofus Livre 1: Julith. For while the film clearly makes use of the full range of modern tools at the animators' disposal... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Podcast: Welcome To HumanSide - LADY SNOWBLOOD And Nicolas Winding Refn On THE ACT OF SEEING

HumanSide is a new bimonthly podcast on TwitchFilm dedicated to exploring the human side of popular culture. Our first episode explores the reasoning behind HumanSide, a look at the Criterion Collection's recent release of The Lady Snowblood Collection and an interview... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

First Trailer For Paul Verhoeven's ELLE: New Language, Old Tricks?

Paul Verhoeven's films can usually be divided into one of two camps: heavy-masculine sci-fi action (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), or heavy-feminine psychosexual thriller (Basic Instinct, Showgirls). He has returned after nearly a decade's absence, and his new film, Elle (based... More »
  

Til Schweiger Comes In Bullets Blazing In NICK: OFF DUTY

How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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