Jia Zhang-ke discusses the universality of his latest film A Touch of Sin and the depiction of violence in cinema as a political and ideological exercise in our latest podcast from the Cannes Film Festival.
The New York Asian Film Festival, a co-presentation of Film Society and Subway Cinema, will close with the North American premiere of Jay Chou’s martial arts/romance/musical The Rooftop. Twenty-two additional titles have also been announced.
Alec Baldwin and James Toback discuss their Cannes-shot movie biz doc Seduced and Abandoned and Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics weighs in on the Cannes marketplace in this double dose of Daily Buzz.
Nearly a decade after Sideways, a feature that remains an enduring apex in Alexander Payne's career, two men hit the road again in his latest film Nebraska, but that is about where the comparison ends.
Jeremy Saulnier won over his Cannes audience with the Directors Fortnight debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense has a healthy dose of dark humor that struck a chord here.
A light-hearted story of gay cruising that morphs into a much darker tale is a surprise hit in Cannes this week. Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake screened in the Un Certain Regard section to audience and critical praise.