This deceptively somber drama takes a screeching left turn into black comedy, and has been termed "the Croatian FARGO." Goran (Dijak, in a wonderfully subtle deadpan performance), a morose cab driver in the boondocks of the country's snowy hinterland, has every...
Several films (including Emilio Estevez's THE WAY) have been made about the Camino de Santiago, the 600-mile route across northern Spain that has attracted pilgrims since the Middle Ages. This documentary (whose title reminds us that the word "pilgrim" derives...
While Hitler is coming to power in the outside world, a microcosm of 1937 Europe with all its follies, confusions and looming conflicts takes shape within the confines of an exclusive sanatorium, where promising young writer Emanuel (Rus) is being treated for a...
One of the most important and original French filmmakers of his generation, Arnaud Desplechin (A CHRISTMAS TALE, MY GOLDEN DAYS) is known for rich, multileveled films that combine stylistic flair with deep character exploration. ISMAEL'S GHOSTS is his most...
This sensitive romance has been billed as the first gay love story to be made in Finland. Mikko Makela's first feature has some coincidental similarities to the acclaimed British film GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, but it has its own distinctively lyrical flavor. Leevi, a...
A huge helping of Mediterranean sun and sea, followed in due course by a luscious bounty of grapes, olives, artisanal cheeses and plentiful wine makes this delightful story of a stressed-out executive's reinvention go down easy. Until the day he is laid off,...