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Serbian Director Nikola Spasić Brings Trans-Identity and Religion Together in Docu-Fiction ‘Kristina’

“First, I will ask you to take 10 big, deep breaths.” Elegant Kristina attends a regressive hypnosis session. Lying on the floor, blindfolded, a woman’s voice guides her…

Fiery Palestinian Coming-of-Age Drama ‘Alam’ Wins Top Prize at Cairo Film Festival

Palestinian filmmaker Firas Khoury’s fiery coming-of-age drama “Alam” (The Flag) took home the Golden Pyramid at the Cairo Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped with a glitzy award ceremony…

Steven Spielberg to Be Honored by Berlin Film Festival

Steven Spielberg will be honored by the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival with an homage and the fest’s honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. Spielberg’s latest film, “The…

Ulrich Seidl Wins Spain’s Gijón, Slams Der Spiegel 

Ulrich Seidl took top honors Saturday for “Rimini” at Spain’s 60th Gijón-Xixón Film Festival, having hit back at German magazine Der Spiegel’s allegations of impropriety and child exploitation…

‘Coo-Coo 043’ and ‘Limbo’ Big Winners at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards

“Coo-Coo 043,” a Taiwan family drama set against the backdrop of pigeon racing, was named the best film on Saturday at the Golden Horse Film Awards. Hong Kong-made…

Sarah Polley to Be Honored With Director Prize at Palm Springs International Film Awards

Sarah Polley will receive the Director of the Year Award for “Women Talking” at the Palm Springs International Film Awards, which will take place in-person on Jan. 5…

Quentin Tarantino says ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is his best film

The legendary filmmaker also said the current movie era is “the worst in Hollywood history.”

‘Babylon’ First Reactions Are All Over the Place: Responses for Damien Chazelle’s Film Range From a ‘Daring Hollywood Epic’ to ‘Truly Monstrous’

Paramount has pulled the curtain back on “Babylon,” Damien Chazelle’s period comedy documenting the excess of the early age of Hollywood. An early screening Monday evening at the…

‘Bones and All’ Milan Red Carpet Shuts Down After Large Crowd of Timothée Chalamet Fans Prompts Safety Concerns

The Milan premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal romance “Bones and All” suspended its red carpet activities on Saturday evening to account for a massive crowd of Timothée Chalamet…

Kamila Andini’s ‘Before Now and Then’ Named Best Film at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards

Indonesian director Kamila Andini’s “Before Now and Then” was named best film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film’s lead actor Happy Salma was on hand to…

‘Triangle of Sadness,’ ‘Holy Spider,’ ‘Close’ Lead European Film Awards Race

“Triangle of Sadness,” directed by Ruben Östlund, and “Holy Spider,” directed by Ali Abbasi, lead the European Film Awards nominations in major categories, alongside “Close,” directed by Lukas…

Golden Angel Awards Unironically Celebrate China-U.S Film Relations

The Golden Angel Awards ceremony in San Gabriel, California, was an occasion that kept politics in the foreground, but which simultaneously managed to downplay the frosty current state…