Foreign Films

GLORIA, Chile’s Oscar Entry Gets U.S. Release in January 2014 | TRAILER

GLORIA, Chile’s Oscar Entry Gets U.S. Release in January 2014 | TRAILER

GLORIA directed by Sebastian Lelio

GLORIA directed by Sebastian Lelio and Chile’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars, will be released in the US on January 17, 2014 by Roadside Attractions. GLORIA stars Paulina García who won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance as a vivacious, middle-aged divorcée who finds what may be her last chance for love while grooving on the dance floor of the local singles club.

GABRIELLE, Canada’s Oscar Entry, to Get US Release in Winter 2013 | TRAILER

GABRIELLE, Canada’s Oscar Entry, to Get US Release in Winter 2013 | TRAILER

Gabrielle directed by Louise Archambault

GABRIELLE, directed by Louise Archambault, and Canada’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars, is scheduled to be released in the US, in Winter 2013 by Entertainment One Films. GABRIELLE, which premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival and also screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, is described as a film about a developmentally challenged young woman’s quest for independence and sexual freedom.

Spanish Thriller OPEN GRAVE Gets U.S. Release December 2013

Spanish Thriller OPEN GRAVE Gets U.S. Release December 2013

Sharlto Copley and Erin Richards in "OPEN GRAVE", a Tribeca Film release

Tribeca Film will release Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego’s “mind-bending thriller” OPEN GRAVE starring Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium), Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,”” The Originals”), Josie Ho (“Contagion”), and Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie, Wanted) in the US.  OPEN GRAVE will premiere at the prestigious international genre festival, Sitges Film Festival, in Spain this month, before a December day and date release in the U.S.

Polish Communist-Era Drama “IDA” to Get U.S. Release in 2014 | TRAILER

Polish Communist-Era Drama “IDA” to Get U.S. Release in 2014 | TRAILER

IDA

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish Communist-era drama IDA, which has been playing to audiences at film festivals in Telluride and Toronto will be released in the US next year 2014 by Music Box Films. IDA tells the story of a young orphaned novice nun exposed to a past and a family she never knew existed.

OUR DAY WILL COME set for Release in the US on October 22nd | TRAILER

OUR DAY WILL COME set for Release in the US on October 22nd | TRAILER

 OUR DAY WILL COME (“Notre jour viendra”) directed by Romain Gavras

OUR DAY WILL COME (“Notre jour viendra”), Romain Gavras’  debut feature starring Vincent Cassel and Olivier Barthélémy, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released in the US on October 22nd, 2013 by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Samuel L. Jackson Signs on as a Presenter With Martin Scorsese on “THE GRANDMASTER”

Samuel L. Jackson Signs on as a Presenter With Martin Scorsese on “THE GRANDMASTER”

 At the NY Premiere on August 13: Ziyi Zhang, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Leung and Wong Kar WaiAt the NY Premiere on August 13: Ziyi Zhang, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Leung and Wong Kar Wai

Samuel L. Jackson – a huge fan of Kar Wai – has lent his support to the film THE GRANDMASTER by signing on as a presenter with Martin Scorsese. “THE GRANDMASTER is a wild ride and an expertly crafted martial arts film. I was blown away by Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang’s performances, and needless to say by Wong Kar Wai’s direction; he’s a living legend who I’ve admired for ages, and it’s a true honor to lend my support alongside Martin Scorsese.” 

Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or Winner “BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR” to be Released in the US on October 25 , Rated NC-17 | TRAILER

Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or Winner “BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR” to be Released in the US on October 25 , Rated NC-17 | TRAILER

2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or Winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Sundance Selects will release Abdellatif Kechiche’s 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or Winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR with the MPAA rating of NC-17 in the United States, as opposed to trimming the film or releasing the film Unrated.  Starring Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the film is being rated NC-17 for “explicit sexual content.” Sundance Selects will release the film in theaters beginning on October 25, 2013, on the heels of screening as part of the 2013 New York Film Festival.

Controversial Polish drama, AFTERMATH, Gets a US Release Date | TRAILER

Controversial Polish drama, AFTERMATH, Gets a US Release Date | TRAILER

Aftermath

AFTERMATH, winner of the Yad Vashem Award at the 2013 Jerusalem Film Festival and the Critics’ Prize at the 2012 Gdynia Film Festival in Poland, will open at Lincoln Plaza in New York on November 1st, and at The Royal and other Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on November 8. A national release will follow.

In the Spotlight: Comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto’s “R100” to Premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

In the Spotlight: Comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto’s “R100” to Premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

R100

Hitoshi Matsumoto, one of Japan’s leading comedians returns to the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival with R100, following earlier TIFF premieres of his previous films BIG MAN JAPAN (2007) and SYMBOL (2009). The title of R100 is a word play on the Japanese ratings system, suggesting that the viewer should be at least 100 years old to see the film. Mr. Matsumoto thought of the title while doing publicity for his previous film SCABBARD SAMURAI. With R100, he wants to challenge the concept of rating, or any kind of judgment, of films–which he explores in a tongue-in-cheek subplot about the filmmaking process.

In the Spotlight: “FELIX” Audience Choice Best Film at Durban International Film Festival | TRAILER

In the Spotlight: “FELIX” Audience Choice Best Film at Durban International Film Festival | TRAILER

FelixFelix

FELIX described as “the feel-good South African family movie” was the winner of the Audience Choice Best Film award at this year’s 34th Durban International Film Festival. Durban International Film Festival manager Peter Machen called Felix “a South African equivalent of Billy Elliott… a lovely, vibrant, feelgood film about a young township boy intent on following his dreams.”

Colombian Drama “LA PLAYA DC” Open in New York Theater on Friday July 19

Colombian Drama “LA PLAYA DC” Open in New York Theater on Friday July 19

LA Playa DC

The Colombian film “LA PLAYA DC“, an official selection at 2012 Cannes Film Festival, will open in NY on Friday July 19 for a one week run at reRun Theater in Brooklyn, NY. Directed by Juan Andres Arango, the film tells the story of Tomas (Luis Carlos GUEVARA), an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo (Andrés MURILLO), his younger brother and closer friend disappear, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look for him.

SEE the Trailer for Bollywood bromantic comedy FUKREY, Release Date Set For June 14

SEE the Trailer for Bollywood bromantic comedy FUKREY, Release Date Set For June 14

See the the trailer for the wild and hilarious Bollywood bromantic comedy FUKREY that hits the big screen on June 14. This new film about four slackers in Delhi comes from the blockbuster producing duo of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar whose recent hits include Talaash starring Aamir Khan, Don 2 with Shah Rukh Khan, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starring Hrithik Roshan.

German Filmmakers Celebrated in NYC at MoMA

German Filmmakers Celebrated in NYC at MoMA

Six films have been selected by the Museum of Modern Art for their 35th annual exhibition, Kino!, MoMA’s long-running survey of young German filmmakers. 

The films include the award winning tragicomedy OH BOY by Jan Ole Gerster, which had its US-premiere at AFI Fest in November and was shown at Miami International Film Festival in March. OH BOY is nominated in eight categories for the German Film Prize, whose winners are announced on April 26.

The documentary FORGET ME NOT (VERGISS MEIN NICHT by David Sieveking won the Critics’ Week Grand Prize following its world premiere in Locarno, one of Europe’s leading film festivals. FORGET ME NOT is currently nominated for the German Film Prize for Best Feature-length Documentary.

Love Is All You Need Starring Pierce Brosnan, Opens in NY on May 3rd

Love Is All You Need Starring Pierce Brosnan, Opens in NY on May 3rd

Love Is All You Need diirected by Oscar Winner Susanne Bier opens May 3, 2013 at Lincoln Plaza and Landmark Sunshine Cinemas in NY

The film, an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2012 and Venice International Film Festival 2012, stars Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen, Paprika Steen, Kim Bodnia, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller, Micky Skeel Hansen.

TALAASH Starring Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan Opens in Theaters on November 30 | Trailer

TALAASH Starring Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan Opens in Theaters on November 30 | Trailer

  

Bollywood superstarAamir Khan makes his long-awaited return to the big screen, in the mystery thriller TALAASH which opens in theaters worldwide on November 30. The award-winning actor and producer will be joined by not one, but two of India’s most popular actresses – Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor.

TALAASH finds Khan playing an inspector investigating the death of a film star which could be an accident, or a crime. Following the suspicious death of a popular film star who plunged into the waters in his car, Inspector Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) investigates in order to determine whether it was an accident, or a crime. To find the truth in this complex case, he will be forced to confront his past.

French, Jewish, Gay comedy Let My People Go to be Released in US in January 2013

French, Jewish, Gay comedy Let My People Go to be Released in US in January 2013

  The French, Jewish, Gay comedy Let My People Go! is coming to America; the film by Mikael Buch will open at the Quad Cinema in New York on January 11 and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal and Town Center on January 18, 2013.  A national release will follow. Described as, A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce, Mikael Buch’s Let My People Go! follows the […]

Simon and The Oaks Nominated for 13 Swedish Oscars to Open in NYC and LA on October 12

Simon and The Oaks Nominated for 13 Swedish Oscars to Open in NYC and LA on October 12

SIMON AND THE OAKS, the award winning feature film directed by Lisa Ohlin will open in New York at The Paris Theater and in Los Angles at The Landmark on October 12, 2012.  A national release will follow. Simon and The Oaks, a major commercial success in its native Sweden, has received a record 13 nominations for the 2012 Sweden’s Guldbagge Awards (the local equivalent of the Oscars), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and […]

Protesters Shut down Bollywood Movie Set Over Use of Foreign Dancers

Protesters Shut down Bollywood Movie Set Over Use of Foreign Dancers

Production on the set of the Bollywood action movie “Bbuddha” starring Amitabh Bachchan was brought to a screeching halt, in Mumbai on Tuesday after a political party protested against the use of foreign dancers. Members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) reportedly barged onto the set, and told the crew to stop filming, claiming that 40 overseas artists were performing without valid work permits. Although foreign performers are often used in Hindi-language Bollywood for the […]