Joy: Sex Traffic Drama from Austrian-Iranian director Sudabeh Morteza Wins Top Award

Joy, a drama about Nigerian migrant sex workers, from Austrian-Iranian director Sudabeh Morteza, won the top award at the 2019 BFI London Film Fest.

Toronto Film Fest 2018: Fox Searchlight Acquires Feathers and Birdie

Fox Searchlight has acquired two titles in the Short Cuts program: “Feathers” (a world premiere), directed by A.V. Rockwell, and “Birdie,” from Shelly Lauman. (an international premiere).

Amateurs (2007): Gabriel Velazquez’ Father-Daughter Drama

Gabriel Velazquez’s Amateurs, his first solo effort, is a father-daughter drama set in Madrid’s working class neighborhood of Vallecas.

Venice Film Fest 2018: Missing Titles

Missing from the Venice Fest lineup is Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, who puts in what Alberto Barbera describes as an “Oscar-worthy” performance. But, the Venice artistic director said, Korine’s follow-up to “Spring Breakers,” produced by Anonymous Content, isn’t launching from the Lido. U.S. rights to The Beach Bum were picked up by Neon and […]

Toronto Film Fest 2018: First Man, Widows and Other Notable Films

First Man and Widows are among the awards-season hopefuls that to screen at the 2018 Toronto Film Fest, September 6-16.