Agnieszka Smoczynska To Direct Dystopian Witchcraft Tale ‘Hot Spot’ For ‘High Life’ & ‘Before Midnight’ Producers

Agnieszka Smoczynska To Direct Dystopian Witchcraft Tale ‘Hot Spot’ For ‘High Life’ & ‘Before Midnight’ Producers Exclusive: Here’s a cool-sounding Euro package. Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczyńska, who will helm her English-language debut Silent Twins starring Letitia Wright this fall, has been set to direct ...

Toronto Film Review: ‘The County’

Toronto Film Review: ‘The County’ After the death of her dairy farmer husband, a middle-aged woman courageously sacrifices her livelihood to speak out against the corruption and injustice at work in her community in the ...

Sol Bondy’s One Two Films Boards Rafi Pitts Drama ‘Star,’ Sets Slate

Sol Bondy’s One Two Films Boards Rafi Pitts Drama ‘Star,’ Sets Slate Sol Bondy’s Berlin-based One Two Films has boarded Iranian helmer Rafi Pitts’ latest film, “Random Star Suicide,” produced by French shingle Les Films du Worso and set to shoot next year. After ...

Sol Bondy and Jamila Wenske of German production outfit One Two Films to go separate ways (exclusive)

Bondy will continue to run the company. Jamila Wenske and Sol Bondy, founders and managing partners of German production outfit One Two Films, have decided to part ways. Bondy will continue to run ...

Sol Bondy and Jamila Wenske of German production outfit One Two Films to go separate ways

Bondy will continue to run the company. Jamila Wenske and Sol Bondy, founders and managing partners of German production outfit One Two Films, have decided to part ways. Bondy will continue to run ...

‘Woman at War’ Director on What Tom Cruise Could Learn From His Quirky Icelandic Thriller

‘Woman at War’ Director on What Tom Cruise Could Learn From His Quirky Icelandic Thriller Here’s a list of what the Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson says is missing from his new film “Woman at War”: “No misery, no violence, no death, not even a gun, and no sex.” Despite the absence ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #63. The County – Grimur Hakonarson

The County Four years after his hit sophomore film Rams (2015), Iceland’s Grimur Hakonarson should at last be ready with his third feature, The County. His latest is an Icelandic-Danish-French-German ...

'Cold War', 'High Life' producers team with New Europe to form production company

Ewa Puszczyńska, Klaudia Śmieja, Jan Naszewski join forces. Ewa Puszczyńska and Klaudia Śmieja have joined forces with Jan Naszewski’s Poland-based New Europe Film Sales (Rams) to form production ...

Oscar-Winner Ewa Puszczyńska Sets Up Nem Corp. With Klaudia Śmieja, Jan Naszewski

Oscar-Winner Ewa Puszczyńska Sets Up Nem Corp. With Klaudia Śmieja, Jan Naszewski Ewa Puszczyńska, the producer behind Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winner “Ida” and the director’s Cannes best director award winner and Toronto Film Festival entry “Cold War,” is setting up a new ...

Under the Tree review – Icelandic over-the-hedge warfare drama

From a missing dog to an unspeakable encounter with a nail gun, neighbours rage in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s skilful black comedy Lest the people of Iceland be getting complacent about their ...

'Nancy' wins top prize at Japan's Skip City festival

'Nancy' wins top prize at Japan's Skip City festival Best director goes to Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson for Under The Tree. Nancy, directed by Us filmmaker Christina Choe, was awarded the Grand Prize in the International Competition ...

‘Under The Tree’: There’s Familial Dysfunction, Trauma, Grief And Hostile Neighbors [Review]

Sorrow, grief and tragedy underpin deep-seated trauma in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s snowballing dark comedy “Under The Tree.” Like an extravagant oak casting an overwhelming shade, distress and ...

‘Sorry To Bother You,’ Annapurna Says; ‘Whitney’ Docu Takes The Stage: Specialty Box Office Preview

‘Sorry To Bother You,’ Annapurna Says; ‘Whitney’ Docu Takes The Stage: Specialty Box Office Preview Sundance debut Sorry to Bother You opens in seven markets this weekend via Annapurna, which picked up the title out of the festival. Written and directed by Boots Riley, the genre-bending ...

Review: Under The Tree, Where a Feud Begins

On the heels of Winter Brothers, a dramedy about alienation, brotherhood and "being loved and fucked" (read the review), comes yet another Icelandic dramedy, Under the Tree. Compared to the artist ...

Review: ‘Under the Tree’ is a Darkly Absurd Comedy of Errors

If humans weren’t always the pettiest creatures on Earth, we’ve definitely earned the title this past century. Just think about how often you find yourself asking the question, “Let’s see what they’ll ...

Bitter Feud Between Neighbors Leads To Disgusting Exchange In New Clip From Dark Comedy ‘Under The Tree’

There are a lot of people that can relate to the situations presented in the Icelandic dark comedy film, “Under the Tree.” The film, which was shown at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, ...

Official Us Trailer for Dark Comedy Film 'Under the Tree' from Iceland

"Who does a thing like this?" Magnolia Pictures has debuted an official Us trailer for the indie dark comedy Under the Tree, one of the few films from Iceland made every year. The film premiered at ...

Berlin-Based One Two Films Unveils International Slate (Exclusive)

Berlin-based One Two Films, co-producer of such recent high-profile works as Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop,” is set to follow its winning run with a slew of upcoming ...

'Under The Tree' wins big at Iceland's Edda Awards

'Under The Tree' wins big at Iceland's Edda Awards Iceland-Poland-Denmark-Germany co-pro picks up seven awards including best film and best director. Under The Tree was the big winner at Iceland’s Edda Awards on Sunday. The film won seven awards: ...

Full Line-up Announced for 41st Annual Portland International Film Festival

Earlier today the folks at the Northwest Film Center announced the full line-up for this year’s Portland International Film Festival, and have published a Pdf for all to read online. The printed ...

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