James Berclaz-Lewis is a member of the second annual Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival. In this dispatch from the festival, he looks at the good cop-bad cop role in Quentin Dupieux's Wrong Cops.
Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Blue Is the Warmest Color will screen uncut in U.S. theaters once it heads into regular distribution. The film is being rated NC-17 for "explicit sexual content." Blue will have its U.S. premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, whose films have regularly screened at the New York Film Festival, is bringing together an international cast for his latest project, Sils Maria, which starts shooting this month.
Locarno's The Amazing Catfish and Gloria fill a screen void left by Hollywood: movies with smart stories featuring female protagonists. But if Catfish and Gloria make it to American shores, audiences will likely be seduced by the strong performances of these two lead actresses.
The 66th annual Locarno Film Festival is buzzing with budding talent. Through its history of combining commercial and independent cinema, as well as its many young filmmaker initiatives, Locarno has also become a dynamic setting for new faces.
Rio de Janeiro has thrown its hat in the ring in trying to lure Woody Allen to film in the city. The city's mayor Eduardo Paes has even offered to pay 100 percent of the production costs if the New York native headed to the famed Brazilian city for a future project.
Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis is among the dozens of films unveiled as part of the 51st New York Film Festival's main slate, announced Monday, but music from the film will be at the center of a benefit concert in New York September 29th with over a dozen artists set to perform.