Věra Chytilová, The First Lady Of Czech Cinema, Has Passed

Czech New Wave director Věra Chytilová passed away earlier this week, on March 12, according to the Prague Post. She was 85 years old. Chytilová is best known to international cinephiles as the master mind behind Daisies, the rambunctious, undefinable... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For French Scifi Short ENTITY

Just beginning what will surely be a long and successful festival run, Andrew Desmond's Entity is one seriously ambitious - and from the looks of the trailer, seriously gorgeous - scifi short. Alias Hilsum plays an astronaut ejected into space... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cast Out The Devil With The International Trailer For Marc Carrete's ASMODEXIA

Marc Carrete's Spanish horror film Asmodexia is just putting the final buff and polish on its post production before rolling out to the international festival circuit and one of the consequences of its impending completion is the arrival of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Take To The Skies With The Trailer For DOCTOR PROCTOR'S FART POWDER!

Yes, Arild Frohlich's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's hugely popular children's book Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder hits Norwegian screens very soon and after a mock ad for the good Doctor's marquee product and a string of images from production the full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Producers Of TROLLHUNTER Return With Road Racing Comedy BORNING

There have been a flood of fast car movies releasing around the globe in recent years for one very simple reason: The Fast And The Furious. The blockbuster franchise has been a huge hit all around the globe, leading local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Highly Anticipated Polish Blockbuster WARSAW 44

Warsaw Uprising was one of the most crucial World War II operations by the Polish resistance Home Army. It was a desperate attempt at liberating Warsaw from the Nazi occupation, and one that was doomed from the start. Though after... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest Really, Really Wants You to Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!

So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
  

The Undead Arrive In Denmark! Watch The ZOMBIEHAGEN Teaser!

Not even good social services can save you from the undead. That appears to be the unwritten message behind Jonas Ussing's Danish short film Zombiehagen. A 25 minute short film set in Denmark's capitol, Ussing has just released the first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: IN FEAR Takes A White-Knuckle Ride On A Dark Night

New couple Tom and Lucy are on their way to a music festival, to meet up with friends, camp, and explore their new relationship, when things go terribly awry. In Fear opens with Lucy in the loo of a pub,... More »
  

Review: HONEY, A Beautifully Nuanced Directorial Debut From Actress Valeria Golino

Irene (Jasmine Trinca) lives alone by the ocean and has a peculiar job -- assisting deaths in terminally ill patients and their families by observing and providing poison used in putting down sick pets. Assisted suicide is a taboo subject... More »
  

Watch The Pitch Trailer For Icelandic Miniseries GRILLINGUR

Icelandic filmmaker Logi Hilmarsson first popped up on our radar when his short film Þygdarafl (Gravity) played at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hilmarsson has just sent word that he has a new project in the works, a television miniseries called... More »
  

Review: STALINGRAD Offers Massive Visual Spectacle But Little Else

Its US release coming on the heels of the just-wrapped Sochi Olympics, where Russia presented a noble image of itself for both domestic and international consumption, the Russian war film Stalingrad seeks to do much the same in cinematic terms. It... More »
  

Trailer: Polish Psychological Thriller THE WORD

How far would you go to make up for mistakes that ruined your relationship? Through mixing elements of coming-of-age drama and psychological thriller, Anna Kazejak (Flying Pigs) delves into painful and difficult issues of young love, infidelity, and emotional manipulation. Three... More »
  

Belgian Black Comedy HALFWEG Puts A Different Spin On Haunting

Geoffrey Enthoven and the rest of the creative team behind European hit Come As You Are move into rather different territory with their latest effort, Halfweg. Freshly on Belgian screens this week the film is a black comedy with a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Totally Manic Trailer For Turkish Horror AMMAR Evokes Old School Raimi

As the saying goes, talent borrows while genius steals. And while stealing certainly isn't enough to make you a genius if you're going to steal you should steal from the best and Ammar director Özgür Bakar - to say nothing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkish Boogeyman Lurks In The Woods Of GULYABANI

Dear women of Turkey, or at least women of Orçun Benli's Gulyabani: If you happen to find yourself alone in the remote woods when you stumble upon a sealed well in the middle of nowhere, just leave it sealed. Don't... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »
  

Review: TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT Boldly Exposes The Dark Side Of Police Work

Though still on the verge of being Poland's new voice of morality, Wojciech Smarzowski (The Wedding, The Dark House) has undoubtedly found a very convincing way of exposing the country's greatest and most frustrating absurdities. Never far from controversy, Smarzowski's unflinching... More »
  

Watch The Striking Trailer For Black And White Russian Scifi HARD TO BE A GOD

Aleksei Yuryevich German's Hard To Be A God feels like an artefact from another time, a striking black and white exercise seemingly dropped from another world. Which is appropriate, really, given that it's about life on another world. Based on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Polish Football Documentary MUNDIAL. THE HIGHEST STAKES

Football has always been the most popular sport in Poland and for many years served as a perfect escape from the troubles of everyday life. Though the national team isn't as strong as it once was, many people still value... More »
  
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