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Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WEDDING DOLL, A Smile That Speaks Volumes

When Hagit smiles, it's unabashed. Her face lights up. Her countenance is contagious. How could you not love a smile like that? Here's the thing: when children smile like that, we're touched. When adults smile like that, we wonder what's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

JUNCTION 48 Trailer Comes Straight Outta Palestine

Co-written by Arabic language hip hop star Tamer Nafar and The Messenger writer-director Oren Moverman and loosely based on Nafar's own experiences, Udi Aloni's Junction 48 blew audiences away when it premiered in Berlin - winning the audience award in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BASKIN, Confidently Creepy, Weird, Bloody And Awesome

When many people think of contemporary Turkish cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is the Palme d'Or-bait that is the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Methodical (ahem, slow) dramas like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

BIG BAD WOLVES Duo To Direct Bruce Willis In New DEATH WISH Movie

According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers  Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.    The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

IN HER PLACE: Watch The Complete Short Film Now

It has been quite some time since we first wrote about Kevin Hamedani's short film project In Her Place. Back then it was under a different title, Prince Ali, but most notable of all was that Hamedani and his writer... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLACKHEARTS: Watch The Official Trailer For The Black Metal Pilgrimage Doc

We brought you a clip of a satanic ceremony. We let you know how you could support the doc. And now we are the first to share with you the trailer for the black metal odyssey Blackhearts! The documentary Blackhearts follows... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: RADIO DREAMS And Waiting for Metallica

Despite being brought up and educated in London, Iranian filmmaker Babak Jalali shot his sophomore feature Radio Dreams in the Bay Area of San Francisco. His stylistic preferences and personal signature aesthetics began to take bolder shape in his... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

UNDER THE SHADOW: Netflix Acquires Worldwide Streaming Rights For Iranian Horror Pic

Babak Anvari's debut feature film, the Iranian horror flick, Under the Shadow, will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight in Park City. Yesterday, streaming giant Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights for the film. The announcement... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

UNDER THE SHADOW: Watch This Clip From Upcoming Sundance Midnighter

The latest flick from Babak Anvari, Under the Shadow, is all set to have its World Premiere in the Midnight program at Sundance 2016. Deadline debuted an exclusive clip yesterday which we can share with you now. A supernatural thriller, Under the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kevin Smith And Rob Zombie Headline Sundance Midnight Lineup

Sundance have announced the nine films that will make up their Midnight At Park City lineup at the 2016 edition of the festival, a US-centric list that mixes established names such as Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie, with young up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

"I'm Sort Of The Angry Man In The Corner." Director Saeed Taji Farouky Talks TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR

Director Saeed Taji Farouky has turned heads around the globe with his latest effort, the Afghan war themed documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year which saw the director and his crew at the front lines of the ongoing... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Review: MUSTANG, An Impressive Debut Of A Turkish Woman Filmmaker, Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The school's out for the Summer, but for the 5 luminous protagonist orphan sisters, the indignity of being virgin brides in a 'wife factory' has just begun. After some innocent water splashing horseplay with the boys on the beach, they... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: ZINZANA, Thrills, Chills, And Kills In A Police Station

Two men in a police station. One is locked up, the other should be. The first genre film from United Arab Emirates, Zinzana (aka Rattle the Cage) is a refreshingly potent, teasingly intense drama. It begins with Talal (Saleh Bakri)... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

DABBE 6 Trailer: Of Turkish Myths, And Nightmares, And Blood, Oh, A Lot Of Blood

I won't lie: a new trailer for Dabbe 6 features a copious amount of blood. But it also includes a plethora of puzzling, perhaps nightmare-inducing, imagery that is kinda amazing to see. This is an extended trailer, and I have no... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Melbourne 2015 Review: SPEED SISTERS, A Slick And Slight Delight

Speed Sisters is a slick and entertaining documentary about a group of obsessed and undermined women who compete professionally in the West Bank rally race circuit. Providing a point of view that is strictly and politically feminine, the film surprisingly... More »
  

IN HER PLACE: Watch The Trailer For Kevin Hamedani's LAFF Selected Iranian Drama

To say that In Her Place represents a departure for director Kevin Hamedani ... well, departure is probably not a forceful enough word. For his latest effort, Hamedani - writer and director of Zombies Of Mass Destruction - teamed with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Babak Anvari's UNDER THE SHADOW Wraps! Check The First Stills And Poster Art

It was just over a month ago that BAFTA nominated director Babak Anvari began the shoot on his Farsi language horror film Under The Shadow in Jordan, and with that shoot now complete Twitch is pleased to bring you the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

6 DAYS: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong And Abbie Cornish Lead Cast On Next From DEAD LANDS Director

Deadline is reporting that Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish have been cast as leads in Toa Fraser's embassy siege thriller 6 Days. Fraser is re-teaming with his Dead Lands writer Glenn Standring and producer Matthew Metcalfe. XYZ Films... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Farsi Language Horror UNDER THE SHADOW Begins Shoot In Jordan

I read a lot of scripts. I mean a lot of scripts. Reading scripts has become a fundamental part of my working day since becoming a part of XYZ Films and let me tell you - most of them are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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