Foreign Films

Ole Giæver Writes, Directs, and Stars in Norwegian Film OUT OF NATURE | TRAILER

Ole Giæver Writes, Directs, and Stars in Norwegian Film OUT OF NATURE | TRAILER

Ole Giæver writes, directs, and stars in OUT OF NATURE, this unique and endearing depiction of middle age and first-world anxieties. Martin (Giæver) is clearly out of place both in his office and at home with his wife and son. As he embarks on a trek, searching for solace in the stunning Norwegian wilderness, he can’t seem to find peace; his incessant stream of thoughts are endlessly commenting and fantasizing about disturbing “what ifs”: what […]

FLOWERS, Spain’s Oscar Entry, to Be Released in US | TRAILER

FLOWERS, Spain’s Oscar Entry, to Be Released in US | TRAILER

FLOWERS (Loreak), Spain’s submission for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards, will be released in the US, later this Fall 2015, via Music Box Films. The film opens at New York’s Paris Theater on Oct. 30, followed by Los Angeles on Nov. 27. Directed by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, Flowers is the story of three women, three lives altered by the mere presence of bouquets of flowers.  Ane’s life takes […]

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director; Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors; Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” […]

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20 French Films to be Presented at Seattle’s French Cinema Now Showcase

The Seattle International Film Festival in partnership with TV5MONDE will present 20 French films from around the world as part of the 2015 French Cinema Now showcase.  The Opening Night film is Dheepan, Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin […]

Romania’s Oscar Entry, AFERIM! to open in NYC & LA on January 22, 2016

Romania’s Oscar Entry, AFERIM! to open in NYC & LA on January 22, 2016

AFERIM!, Romania’s Official Entry for the 88th Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film) will be released in the US in 2016 via Big World Pictures. Directed by an acclaimed Romanian filmmaker, Radu Jude, AFERIM! was the winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, and was the Official Selection at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. AFERIM! will open at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York, and at the Laemmle […]

Swedish Horror Film SENSORIA World Premiere at Fantastic Fest |TRAILER

Swedish Horror Film SENSORIA World Premiere at Fantastic Fest |TRAILER

SENSORIA, a “stylish” new psychological thriller/horror film directed by Christian Hallman, World Premiere at Fantastic Fest on Sunday, and will screen again this coming Wednesday. SENSORIA follows Caroline, a woman in her late thirties, who has lost everything she cares for in the world.  In the search for a new beginning, she moves into an old apartment and quickly begins to realize that she is not as alone as she thought she was. SENSORIA Sweden, […]

TALVAR Starring Irrfan Khan to Open in US on October 2nd | TRAILER

TALVAR Starring Irrfan Khan to Open in US on October 2nd | TRAILER

Following its well-received World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the new crime thriller TALVAR starring Irrfan Khan (Jurassic World, The Lunchbox, Life of Pi) will be released in U.S. theaters next week on October 2. Co-starring Konkona Sen Sharma, the film takes a thrilling new look at the real Aarushi Talvar murder investigation which rocked Delhi in 2008. Talvar is a fictional dramatization of true life events revolving around the Aarushi Talvar […]

San Francisco Film Society to Present 2015 Taiwan Film Days Series with Spotlight on Director Hou Hsiao-hsien | TRAILER

San Francisco Film Society to Present 2015 Taiwan Film Days Series with Spotlight on Director Hou Hsiao-hsien | TRAILER

The San Francisco Film Society will present the 2015 Taiwan Film Days, from October 12 to 13, showcasing Taiwanese cinema to Bay Area audiences.  This year’s 6th edition of Taiwan Film Days features a very special spotlight on master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, who received the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and is expected to attend the series kickoff event. Taiwan Film Days kicks off with a special early look at Hou Hsiao-hsien’s […]

Drafthouse Films to Release Danish Comedy MEN & CHICKEN in 2016 | TRAILER

Drafthouse Films to Release Danish Comedy MEN & CHICKEN in 2016 | TRAILER

Anders Thomas Jensen’s bizarre familial comedy feature, Men & Chicken set to make its acclaimed North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, will be released in the U.S. via Drafthouse Films.  Men & Chicken will open in a theatrical release across North America in 2016. Written and directed by Jensen, described as one of Denmark’s most prolific cinematic voices (whose work includes the 1999 Oscar®-winning short film Election Night, plus scripts for the 2010 Academy-Award® Best […]

Angelina Jolie’s Controversial Ethiopian Drama DIFRET Finally Gets Release Date | TRAILER

Angelina Jolie’s Controversial Ethiopian Drama DIFRET Finally Gets Release Date | TRAILER

The controversial award-winning film DIFRET, directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari and executive produced by Angelina Jolie Pitt, finally has a release date in time for the awards season. DIFRET which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinematic Dramatic Audience Award, and the Panorama Audience Award for Best Fiction Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2014, will be released on October 23. Difret is a powerful drama based on a true story. In […]

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MUSTANG and TOTO AND HIS SISTERS Win Top Awards at 21st Sarajevo Film Festival

MUSTANG directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven is the winner of the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Feature Film at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. Mustang stars Güneş Sensoy, Doğba Doğuslu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Elit Işcan, Ilayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, and Ayberk Pekcan. It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a […]

Australian Film PARTISAN Starring Vincent Cassel as Cult Leader, Sets Release Date of October 2nd | VIDEO

Australian Film PARTISAN Starring Vincent Cassel as Cult Leader, Sets Release Date of October 2nd | VIDEO

PARTISAN directed by Ariel Kleiman and starring Vincent Cassel as Gregori, a cult leader, along with Jeremy Chabriel and Florence Mezzara will open in theaters and On Demand October 2, 2015. PARTISAN premiered earlier this year at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Cinematography. On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori (Vincent […]

2015 Woodstock Film Festival Unveils “NEW” World Cinema Competition + Focus on Dutch Cinema Lineup

2015 Woodstock Film Festival Unveils “NEW” World Cinema Competition + Focus on Dutch Cinema Lineup

The Woodstock Film Festival announced its New for 2015 World Cinema Competition, including a special Focus on Dutch Cinema in partnership with the Netherlands Consulate General in New York. The Woodstock Film Festival has programmed three Dutch narratives to showcase the vast range Dutch cinema has to offer: RENDEZ-VOUS, MEET ME IN VENICE, and SUMMER. All Dutch filmmakers will be in attendance. Sparked by this joint venture with the Netherlands Consulate and the superb selection […]

Colombian Film EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT Looking at 2016 Release Date in US | TRAILER

Colombian Film EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT Looking at 2016 Release Date in US | TRAILER

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (El abrazo de la serpiente) by Colombian director Ciro Guerra, and winner of the Art Cinema award in Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival will be released in the US via Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film is scheduled for an early 2016 theatrical release. Filmed in black and white, and starring Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres Antonio Bolivar, Yauenkü Migue, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT tells the epic story of the first […]

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Mexican Director Arturo Ripstein to Be Honored at 2015 Venice International Film Festival

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein will be honored at the upcoming 72nd Venice International Film Festival as celebration of his fiftieth year as a filmmaker. The ceremony will take place on the night of the presentation of his latest film, La calle de la amargura. The Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera stated: “Arturo Ripstein is the most vital, tenacious and original director of the generation that made its debut in the mid-Sixties, the heir of the golden age of […]

World Premiere of Mika Kaurismäki’s THE GIRL KING Added to 2015 Montreal World Film Festival | TRAILER

World Premiere of Mika Kaurismäki’s THE GIRL KING Added to 2015 Montreal World Film Festival | TRAILER

The Montreal World Film Festival has added the world premiere of The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismäki to its official competition.  “I was seduced by Michel-Marc Bouchard’s script,” says producer Arnie Gelbart. “It’s an unusual story of an extraordinary woman. The characters are very contemporary, young, ambitious and full of passion, torn between duty and desire, and it’s all been brought to the screen by a great director.” The international cast features Swedish stars […]

Takashi Miike’s Comedic Vampire Action Thriller YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Headed to US Theaters | TRAILER

Takashi Miike’s Comedic Vampire Action Thriller YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Headed to US Theaters | TRAILER

Samuel Goldwyn Films will release legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike’s comedic vampire action thriller YAKUZA APOCALYPSE in the US.  The martial arts extravaganza and end-of-the-world spectacle premiered as part of the Directors’ Fortnight program at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival.  The film will screen in the Midnight Madness program at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival running September 10–20, 2015. Samuel Goldwyn Films is planning an October 9, 2015 release. In YAKUZA APOCALYPSE, fearsome Yakuza boss […]

Danish War Drama LAND OF MINE to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Danish War Drama LAND OF MINE to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Martin Zandvliet’s war drama “Land of Mine” will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s brand new section, Platform. The film, Zandvliet’s third, unearths a lesser known chapter of Danish postwar history Taking place in May 1945 only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million land mines that […]

Italian “17-Year Old Virgin” Comedy SHORT SKIN Sets US Release Date | TRAILER

Italian “17-Year Old Virgin” Comedy SHORT SKIN Sets US Release Date | TRAILER

Breaking Glass Pictures will release in the US, the Italian coming-of-age comedy SHORT SKIN, directed by Duccio Chiarini, about a 17-year-old virgin who wants to have sex but he has a problem – he suffers from a painful disorder called phimosis or tight foreskin. The film premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival and was awarded Best Debut Film prize at the Ciak d’oro 2015. Short Skin will premiere at Cinema Village in NYC on October 9, and then released […]

Kenyan LGBT Award-winning Film STORIES OF OUR LIVES to Open 2015 Harlem International Film Festival

Kenyan LGBT Award-winning Film STORIES OF OUR LIVES to Open 2015 Harlem International Film Festival

Award-winning film STORIES OF OUR LIVES that documents the hidden personal stories of lovers, fighters, rebels and the community histories that characterize the criminalized queer experience in Kenya, will open the 2015 Harlem International Film Festival on September 9. The filmmakers and cast risked their very lives to bring to life this insightful series of vignettes based on true stories collected for the STORIES OF OUR LIVES project. STORIES OF OUR LIVES, Nairobi-based visual artist Jim […]

“Scariest Movie of All Time” GOODNIGHT MOMMY” Releases Official Trailer

“Scariest Movie of All Time” GOODNIGHT MOMMY” Releases Official Trailer

Radius has released the trailer for the Austrian horror film GOODNIGHT MOMMY that premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the internet is calling the film “the scariest of all time.” Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the film is about nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle […]

Guy Édoin’s “Ville-Marie” to World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Guy Édoin’s “Ville-Marie” to World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Canadian filmmaker Guy Édoin’s second feature film Ville-Marie will World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a “Special Presentation”.  “It is a great honour that Ville-Marie will have its world premiere at TIFF, a festival that has seen me grow and evolve as a filmmaker over the course of my five films” declared the director. The film stars Monica Bellucci (Spectre), Pascale Bussières (When Night Is Falling), Patrick Hivon (À l’origine d’un cri)  and Aliocha Schneider (Le […]

French Coming of Age Film BREATHE Gets US Release Date

French Coming of Age Film BREATHE Gets US Release Date

BREATHE, described as a taut coming-of-age tale of the depths and escalating passions in female friendships, and starring talented newcomers Joséphine Japy and Lou De Laâge as two young girls whose all-consuming friendship takes a dark and dangerous turn, will open at the IFC Center in New York on September 11th, and at the Laemmle Royal in LA on September 18th. A national release will follow. BREATHE is the second feature by actress-turned-director Mélanie Laurent ( Inglorious Basterds, Beginnings ), and […]