Grind The Rail - And The Undead - With A Pair Of Concept Teasers For Dominik Hartl's ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

It was just at the beginning of the week that we brought the first in a trio of proof of concept teasers from Dominik Hartl's Austrian horror comedy Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies and we now follow with the remaining... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Hungarian Western MIRAGE, A Visually Opulent Slavery Allegory

The Hungarian director of Bibliotheque Pascal, Szabolcs Hajdu, returns with yet another not so conventional oeuvre, Mirage. After the world premiere held at Toronto last year, the film enters the Slovak and Czech theatre circuit (Slovakia is a minor co-producer... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Istanbul 2015 Review: THESE ARE THE RULES Provokes With Civil Horror

Dramas which keep the tension tightly under the lid while eschewing a boiling melodramatic outburst can be challenging. On the other hand, de-dramatized dramas with smoother edges are easier to chew on for laid-back, cerebral viewers. Croatian director Ognjen... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Hasselhoff Powers KUNG FURY Up To A Whole New Level Of Awesome

When one David is not enough, add another. That was the general thinking behind the producers of David Sandberg's much buzzed Kung Fury when pondering how to generate even more attention for a short film that already stands as one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  

Night Visions 2015: THE GUNMAN, Starring Peter Franzen And A Lot Of Sean Penn's Muscles

Peter Franzen is not the star of The Gunman -- that would be the clench-jawed Sean Penn, unbelievably bulked up, muscle groups well defined, as though he were auditioning for an art house version of The Expendables -- yet the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Hannah Herzsprung on WHO AM I, BELOVED SISTERS And More

The first thing you notice in German actress Hannah Herzsprung is her stunning dark blue green eyes. They are like calm yet mysterious twin lakes. During the whole interview, I couldn't help losing myself in them. I've become a huge... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Night Visions Preview: Finland's Biggest Genre Fest Kicks Off

The biggest and oldest genre festival in Finland, Night Visions, will kick off tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15, and run through Sunday, April 19. Because I drew the lucky straw, I will be attending the fest for the first time, and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Christoph Hochhäusler On THE LIES OF THE VICTORS And Dangers Of Being Labeled

One of the leading figures in the Berlin School (Berliner Schule) movement, Christoph Hochhäusler (I am Guilty, The City Below) is known for creating psychologically complex characters in an imposing environment. His new film, The Lies of the Victors, a... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Witness The Carnage Wrought By The ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

The undead have risen in the mountains of Austria thanks to Austrian director Dominik Hartl and his debut feature Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies. Now in production this tale of a young snowboarder stranded on the mountainous site of a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Dive Into Belgium's Youth Gangs With Super Slick Teaser For BLACK

What's this? An ultra slick youth-gang romantic drama from Belgium? That may not be the first thing you think of when the European nation is mentioned by directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallahare delivering exactly that with their adaptation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Music Is All Michael Caine Understands In Gorgeous First Trailer For Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH

Hot off his Best Foreign Language film Oscar win for The Great Beauty last year, Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino brings us Youth (aka La Giovinezza), starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two old friends holidaying in the Alps. Fred... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: MAYA THE BEE

TwitchFilm's tiniest film reviewers will be doing tiny reviews for the TIFF Kids Film Festival currently happening at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema from April 7-19. Willem (age 12) and Miranda (age 10) kick off these video micro-reviews with the German/Australian animated 3D... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Udine Far East Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Udine Far East Film Festival, one of Europe's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema and also one of TwitchFilm's favorite international festivals, has officially unveiled its lineup during a press conference which took place earlier today.Covering a wide variety... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Brussels Kicks Off With a Look At MR NOBODY Director's Next And a Knighthood For Joe Dante

Earlier this evening the 33rd edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival kicked off in grand style with a raucous packed house - and, yes, the Brussels audience notorious for making visiting directors sing to them and general carryings-on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KINO! 2015: A Showcase For Contemporary German Cinema

KINO!, a celebration of contemporary German films, returns to New York for its 36th edition, setting up shop at Cinema Village in the West Village for the second year, April 9 - 16. Selected from across the great expanse of... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS: Market Begins This Thursday, Montreal Deadline Extended

The co-production film market Frontières is begins it's biannual transatlantic circuit this Thursday in Belgium's capital, Brussels, during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Industry professionals from around Europe and North America will converge on the festival this weekend to take... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NSFW Trailer: Blood, Sex, Werewolves & More In TOKYO GRAND GUIGNOL

Here's some very Not Safe For Work action to get your day off on the right track - the first trailer from Tokyo Grand Guignol, an anthology of four horror shorts by French directors, filmed on location in the Japanese... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Spring Film Festival 2015 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top Picks

Now in its 21st edition, Spring Film Festival (Wiosna Filmów), traditionally known as Summer Film Festival, marks the beginning of the festival season in Poland. One of the country's oldest and most celebrated events dedicated to promoting awareness of international... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive Featurette: THE SHAMAN, A Spiritual Warrior Seeks To Convert Souls

After 73 years of continuous war, the world has changed. The Shaman, set to debut at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, picks up from there, and in an exclusive featurette, director Marco Kalantari explains how he and his team arrived... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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