Cannes Film Fest 2019: Romanian Porumboiu’s Neo-Noir The Whistlers

After several arthouse features (including 12:08 East of Bucharest, Police, Adjective and The Treasure) that won acclaim at festivals, Romanian writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu is at Cannes this year with a genre feature, a neo-noir titled The Whistlers (La Gomera). Boasting an international flavor, The Whistlers is set not just in Porumboiu’s hometown Bucharest, but also […]

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Sachs’ Frankie, Starring Isabelle Huppert

Walking and talking in Sinta, Portugal A family assemble for a vacation in Portugal and to confront a looming loss in Ira Sachs’ gentle talkathon, Frankie. The film takes place in the Portuguese city of Sinta, a beautiful location, and a family of disparate elements have gathered here to swim, eat and walk, but mainly to […]

Cannes Film Fest 2020: Event in Danger due to Coronavirus?

In an effort to contain France’s coronavirus outbreak, the country’s health minister extended on Thursday the ban for gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces to May 31, raising concerns about the next edition of the Cannes Film Fest. France’s ban on large indoor gatherings was first issued on February 29, but it […]

Tribeca Film Fest 2020: Lineup of Premieres, Features, Documentraies

The 2020 Tribeca Film Fest, which runs in Manhattan from April 15 through April 26, has selections from 124 filmmakers representing 33 countries.

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Atlantics–Mati Diop’s Auspicious Debut, Senegal’s Entry for the Best International Film Oscar

Mati Diop makes an auspicious feature directorial debut with Atlantics, an original, haunting and dazzling film that cannot be compared to any other film.