First details on 'Air', Aleksei German's WWII female pilots feature (exclusive)

Women flew the first wave of Russian fighter planes when the country joined the war. Leading Russian producer Artem Vassiliev has revealed details of Aleksei German’s €6m Air, a female-skewed Second ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #139. Last Dear Bulgaria – Aleksey Fedorchenko

Last Dear Bulgaria Russia’s Aleksey Fedorchenko is preparing his seventh feature, Last Dear Bulgaria, produced by the director himself alongside Andrey Saveliev, Artem Vassiliev and Dmitriy Vorobyev, ...

'Dovlatov' producer confirms new English-language project (exclusive)

Artem Vasilyev is putting together new English-language drama Aspiration. Artem Vasilyev, producer of Aleksey German-Jr.’s Berlinale competition entry Dovlatov which screened this weekend, has ...

'Anna’s War' ('Voina Anna'): Film Review | Rotterdam 2018

'Anna’s War' ('Voina Anna'): Film Review | Rotterdam 2018 A visually evocative, narratively restrained attempt to tell a World War II story through the prism of a Jewish child in hiding, Anna’s War (Voina Anna) never quite reaches the scope needed to make ...

Sergei Dovlatov film to receive unusual 'blitz' release in Russia

Aleksey German-Jr.’s new feature will be in cinemas for just four days. Aleksey German-Jr.’s new feature Dovlatov (which premieres in competition in Berlin next month) is to receive an ambitious ...

Media Luna picks up Aleksey Fedorchenko's 'Anna's War' (exclusive)

Cologne-based sales agent nabs international rights ahead of film’s world premiere in Rotterdam. Source: Rotterdam Film Festival ‘Anna’s War’ Cologne-based sales agent Media Luna has picked up ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Works in Progress 2016

The Works in Progress 2016 Awards at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film FestivalIndustry@Tallinn and Baltic Event is one of the fastest growing entertainment sector development summits in the winter ...

Cannes chief to present 'Lumiere!' at Odessa fest

Cannes chief to present 'Lumiere!' at Odessa fest Thierry Frémaux to provide live commentary on restored films by Louis Lumière. Cannes Film Festival general delegate Thierry Frémaux is to present a screening of Lumière! - and will provide live ...

Marco Mueller on Rome challenges

Marco Mueller on Rome challenges Festival veteran discusses this year’s “pop mix” and a “very challenging” year. Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) artistic director Marco Mueller hails this year’s line-up as a “pop mix”, which combines ...

Daily | Rome 2014

The ninth edition of the Rome Film Festival opens today and runs through October 25. There'll be 24 world premieres, and among those we're most anxious to hear about are Takashi Miike's Kamisama no iu ...

Daily | Rome 2014

The ninth edition of the Rome Film Festival opens today and runs through October 25. There'll be 24 world premieres, and among those we're most anxious to hear about are Takashi Miike's Kamisama no iu ...

Venice 2014: The Postman’s White Nights Review

Andrei Konchalovsky’s mesmerising and remarkable film continues a tradition of fine and often oneiric Russian cinema, and has much in common with Victor Kossakovsky’s Vivan Las Antipodas and Aleksey ...

Cannes Check: Andrei Zvyagintsev's 'Leviathan'

Cannes Check: Andrei Zvyagintsev's 'Leviathan' Welcome to the final entry in Cannes Check, In Contention's annual preview of the films in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow. Taking on different selections ...

Reykjavík unveils line-up

Reykjavík unveils line-up Lukas Moodysson, Laurent Cantet and James Gray to receive honorary awards; focus on Greece and environmental docs The Reykjavik International Film Festival is to open on Sept 25 with This Is Sanlitun ...

Cannes winner ‘Blue’ to open Polish festival

Cannes winner ‘Blue’ to open Polish festival Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner to open T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival; competition titles announced.Scroll down for competition titles Poland’s T-Mobile New Horizons ...

67th Edinburgh International Film Festival: a list of sure-fire hits

The programme for the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched and the selection looks every bit as eclectic and exciting as last year’s proved to be. For the second year running, ...

Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC Says ‘Doctor Who’ Isn’t Racist; Edinburgh Lineup Set

BBC Defends Its ‘Doctor Who’ Against Accusations Of Racism A new book calls out the BBC’s sci-fi series Doctor Who as “thunderingly racist,” but the UK pubcaster begs to differ. The Beeb has hit back ...

Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

A Royal Affair; The Hunter; Your Sister's Sister; Cockneys vs Zombies; Silent Souls While November and December are the months in which the studios traditionally roll out their most prized awards ...

DVD Review: 'Silent Souls'

★★★★☆ A deeply mournful, semi anthropological ode to Russia's long forgotten Merjan people - descendants of an ancient Finnic tribe, assimilated at some point during the Middle Ages - Aleksei ...

Competition: Win 'Silent Souls' on DVD

One of this year's best reviewed arthouse releases, Aleksei Fedorchenko's engrossing Russian drama Silent Souls (2010) - based on a 2008 novella by Denis Osokin - is released on DVD this Monday (22 ...

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