Berlinale

More Than 40 Film Pitches Slated for Haugesund’s New Nordic Films

More than 300 industry delegates from top shingles including Warner Bros Discovery, Viaplay, Germany’s Constantin Film, The Match Factory and France’s TF1 Studio are expected on the shores…

Brazil’s Ana Vaz: ‘The Past Never Passes’

Presented at Locarno’s Cineasti del Presente competition, the first feature film of Brazilian filmmaker and curator Ana Vaz portrays the battle between the urban expansion of Brasília and…

Locarno Competition Title ‘Matter Out of Place’ Looks at How We Dispose of Our Trash

In the mesmerizing and strangely beautiful documentary “Matter Out of Place,” which world premieres in International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival on Wednesday, Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter…

New York Film Festival Unveils 2022 Slate, With New Movies From Claire Denis, Kelly Reichardt and Paul Schrader

New movies from directors Claire Denis, Park Chan-wook, Ruben Östlund, Kelly Reichardt and Paul Schrader will play at the 60th New York Film Festival, which is running from…

Inside the Release: How Oscar Entry ‘The Quiet Girl’ Captured Hearts Across Ireland and the U.K.

Quiet by name, but quite some fame. Colm Bairéad’s Irish-language coming-of-age film “An Cailín Ciúin” (“The Quiet Girl”) bowed at the Berlinale earlier this year and has been…

Sebastian Lelio, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl Bound for San Sebastian Main Competition

Sebastian Lelio’s “Wonder,” starring “Black Widow’s” Florence Pugh, “Winter Boy” with Juliette Binoche and directors Hong Sang-soo and Ulrich Seidl will compete in main competition at September’s San…

Brazil’s ‘Rule 34’ Drops Trailer Before Locarno Main International Competition Bow (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazilian filmmaker Julia Murat’s provocative drama “Rule 34” (“Regra 34”) has shared its trailer exclusively with Variety before its bow at the Locarno Film Festival. If the trailer is anything…

Locarno Open Doors 2022: Projects, Highlights, Trends

Modern-day production in Argentina lifted off from its new Argentine Cinema, born over 1991-95, in Brazil with Walter Salles’ 1998 “Central Station,” in Mexico from Carlos Reygadas’ 2002…

Alia Bhatt on Netflix Film ‘Darlings,’ Producing With Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood Debut Alongside Gal Gadot (EXCLUSIVE)

Bollywood A-lister Alia Bhatt is enjoying a roaring 2022. “Gangubai Kathiawadi,” in which she played the central, title role, had its world premiere as a Berlinale gala screening,…

Sanfic Highlights Chilean Talent, Unveils Features in Competition (EXCLUSIVE)

Focusing on Chile’s large cinematic prowess, Sanfic’s Chilean Film Competition is set to hone in on national filmmaking and a few promising co-productions from budding and established Latin…

Venice-Toronto Title ‘Saint Omer:’ Wild Bunch International Drops First Clip of Alice Diop Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

Wild Bunch International has unveiled a first clip of Alice Diop’s anticipated sophomore outing “Saint Omer” ahead of the film’s world premiere at Venice in competition. The film…

‘The Swimmers’ Refugee Drama to Open Toronto Film Festival

Sally El Hosaini’s refugee drama “The Swimmers” will open the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows the journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini…