Anders W Berthelsen Stages COMEBACK In Natasha Arthy's Latest

When last we heard from Danish director Natasha Arthy the occasion was her stellar 2007 martial arts coming of age story Fighter, a film that neatly balances out character drama with tightly choreographed martial arts and which was a selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Fantasy Short THE FAUN OF HEALWOOD Promises Monsters From A Female Perspective

After his sci-fi short Exsequi V - which was selected for numerous festivals - French director Stéphane Artus is now working on The Faun Of Healwood, an ambitious fantasy project in which a bride takes on a creature to save her... More »
  

Aliens! Explosions! Menstruation! It's The Full ALIEN TAMPON Trailer!

Yep, some things just sort of speak for themselves and I'm sure that the creators of Alien Tampon are very much hoping that this is one of those things. Very much a deliberate cult project out of Germany, a first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Look At Alex van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following up one of his greatest critical successes with Borgman is no simple take for Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam as that picture may very well prove to be his masterpiece but the Netherlands' reigning Crown Prince Of The Darkly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out. A hugely stylish crime caper, Black Out planted Toonen's flag as the sort of director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Single Take Action Film VICTORIA

Given the huge scope of its program and the competing interests between press and buyers torn between arthouse and commercial instincts, Berlin tends not to be the 'buzziest' of the big festivals. Eyes are just pulled in too many directions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Master Returns With The Trailer For Bent Hamer's 1001 GRAMS

It's been five years now since Norwegian helmer Bent Hamer was last on screens with 2010 effort Home For Christmas so fans of his smart and quirky fare have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of latest effort 1001 Grams. Selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DYKE HARD Trailer Delivers Cult Weirdness

What's that? Your day hasn't been quite weird enough yet? Well, here's the cure for that. It seems safe to say that Bitte Andersson's Dyke Hard is not what we've come to expect from the normally rather staid Swedish film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Road Trip In Reverse With The Teaser For Icelandic Comedy BACK

Icelandic production house Mystery Island had a bona fide international hit on their hands with their previous feature - the dark drama Metalhead - and while the tone of their latest effort could not possibly be more different I imagine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's COMMON WEALTH!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 21st screening of his Common... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Behold The DICKFACE

Back in 2011 Norway's Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and Eric Vogel rolled into Fantastic Fest with their animated short Dickface. It is, as you may have surmised, a short animation about a man with a penis for a nose, a situation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Handsome Spanish Horror Short DON'T LOOK THERE

Yes, I know the title of Daniel Romero's short film says that you shouldn't look there but you really should. A selection of more film festivals than you'd care to shake a stick at - it's possible, but your arm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beware The Arrival Of The ALIEN TAMPON

Yes, there is something immensely juvenile about upcoming German horror-comedy short Alien Tampon. And I do suspect that is rather the point. Created by a small team of Cologne based filmmakers with Jan Zenkner directing, the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

UK Trailer For BIG GAME Is In Love With Explosions

Jalmari Helander's big budget follow-up to Rare Exports is brash and loud and a whole lot of fun. After a rousing screening in the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Big Game is starting to roll out to commercial audiences. Considering... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS Sees Malick Repurposed

Rejoice ye fans of Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the same;... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: AS WE WERE DREAMING Dreams About Lost Emotions But Never Really Touches

Andreas Dresen's As We Were Dreaming, an adaptation of a German bestselling novel by Clemens Meyer, tries to change our perception of what happened in East Germany in the time after the collapse of the Berlin wall. Instead of presenting... More »
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  

VOICE FROM THE STONE First Look: Emilia Clarke Stars In Supernatural Thriller

Here is your first look at Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke looking quite beguiling in Eric D. Howell's supernatural thriller, a period piece set in 1950s Italy, Voice From The Stone. The films also stars Marton Csokas (The Equilizer) and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Max Porcelijn To Present THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN

Well, now, here's a bit of news that brightens our souls on a cold winter day.Dutch helmer Max Porcelijn - pictured above getting drunk before writing a review of his own movie at Fantastic Fest - won a lot of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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