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Ryszard Bugajsk' The Closed Circuit, participating at Polish Film Festival, LA

Inspired by real events, The Closed Circuit, directed by Ryszard Bugajski is a compelling, strongly performed political thriller about greed and corruption in contemporary Gdansk, Poland, where some high-flying new entrepreneurs fall victim to the machinations of the city’s entrenched powers. The action begins in 2003, as young businessmen throw a ... Full story

Haifaa Al Mansour talks about Wadjda

WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society ... Full story

Emanuele Crialese talks about TERRAFERMA

Terraferma happens on a tiny, remote Sicilian island, where a local woman and an immigrant find themselves at odds with each other and yet are united by the same dream: a better future for their children, their very own Terraferma. Terraferma ... Full story


In a hotel on the west coast of Sicily a group of international jazz artists are rehearsing and getting ready to go on tour.  As they are preparing, two women from the favelas of Rio show up.  The women tell ... Full story

Sebastian Cordero's EUROPA REPORT

A unique documentary-style science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s ... Full story

A conversation with Tobias Lindholm, director of A HIJACKING

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along ... Full story

Rachid Bouchareb's JUST LIKE A WOMAN

Just Like a Woman tells the poignant tale of two women, barely more than casual acquaintances, who escape the prisons of their unhappy marriages and embark on a revealing journey of self-discovery that leads them to the importance—and true meaning—of ... Full story

An interview with Peter Strickland about Berberian Sound Studio

1976: Berberian Sound Studio is one of the cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios in Italy. Only the most sordid horror films have their sound processed and sharpened in this studio. Gilderoy, a naive and introverted sound engineer from England is hired ... Full story

"I did not want to do politics", Ziad Doueiri, director of THE ATTACK

Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture perfect life is turned upside down after a ... Full story

TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-forged

TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-forged celebrates the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim their lives after the devastation of fire. The film follows the journeys of ordinary people who rise above their injuries to discover unexpected insights ... Full story

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