Charlotte Gainsbourg + Threesome + African Men = First Still From Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Here is Charlotte Gainsbourg having a threesome with two African men. It is the first still for Lars von Trier's upcoming, two-part hardcore (in certain territories) opus, Nymphomaniac. No, it's not particularly subtle, and yes, von Trier is likely laughing... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlinale 2013: Wong Kar Wai And The Cast Share Insight Into THE GRANDMASTER

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, a sumptuous ode to martial arts and the people who practice them, was warmly received in China, but the critical reaction to the newly-cut version that opened Berlin has been decidedly mixed. Afterwards, Wong Kar... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTER Is Coming To The U.S.A. and Canada

On the eve of its European premiere as the opening film of Berlinale, Wong Kar Wai's much-anticipated retelling of the Ip Man saga, The Grandmaster, has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. and English-Speaking Canada by The Weinstein... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Is Spreading Over The Globe

For those of you who wanted to see Richard Raaphorst's Nazi zombie cyborg feature Frankenstein's Army, but were not able to catch one of the screenings at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), here is some good news: Variety just... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Wong Kar Wai Cuts THE GRAND MASTER Further For Berlin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has excised a further 15 minutes out of his new martial arts epic The Grand Master, ahead of its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival this coming... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Haunting First Trailer For Berlin And Slamdance Selected Thriller FYNBOS

Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Berlinale Panorama Fiction Program Includes Double the James Franco

The Berlin Film Festival has now announced its entire fiction slate for the always fascinating Panorama program. Yes, the first thing that sticks out is that James Franco has two films playing, including his riff on the cut footage from... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Gus Van Sant, Ulrich Seidl Included in First Berlin Film Festival Competition Announcement

The Berlin Film Festival has just announced six of its competition films as well as a special world premiere of Christian Rost and  Claus Strigel's new documentary Redemption Impossible. The initial lineup includes heavy hitters from around the world, including... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Wrap: Space Nazis, Women in Septic Tanks and More

It's tempting to begin festival wrap-ups with some sort of blanket-statement about the festival as a whole, assessing the overall quality, trends, failings and so on. But I don't feel qualified to do anything of the sort. Berlinale's program is... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

EURO BEAT: The Neverending 2012 Berlinale Awards

Here's an interesting fact about the Berlin Film Festival: Almost everybody gets an award. Seriously, besides the well-known jury awards, there are approximately 1,867 other awards given about by various organizations, from the international film organizations of the Protestant... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

RAVEN BANNER ACTIVATES MANBORG FOR DISTRO + NEW TRAILER!

While Twitch Film's favorite canuxsploitation-outfit Astron-6 has been enjoying a bevy of accolades from genre aficionados for their delirious splatter-fest Father's Day, currently playing a limited run in the US through Troma, the fate of their other feature and festival... More »
By Peter K.   
  

UPDATED - "We're Not Going To Fuck It Up." STAKE LAND's Jim Mickle Remaking Jorge Michel Grau's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

*Now updated with an exclusive audio interview with director Jim Mickle.You want an intriguing collision of talent seemingly tailor made for us here at Twitch? Well, here one is for you.Jim Mickle has long been a favorite here at Twitch,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012: Watch Three Clips From Brillante Mendoza's CAPTIVE

One of the leaders of the current generation of Filipino arthouse filmmakers, Brillante Mendoza debuts his latest in competition in Berlin. Here's how the festival describes it:A group of armed and masked men belonging to the Muslim Abu Sayyaf group... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2012: Details And First Stills From Esben Toft Jacobsen's BEYOND BEYOND

On Monday Twitch brought the first news from Beyond Beyond, the upcoming animated feature from The Great Bear director Esben Toft Jacobsen.At the time all we had was the title and two pieces of concept art released as part of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012 Preview: Forum and Panorama

For part two of our Berlinale 2012 Preview (here's part one - the Competition Lineup), we'll be highlighting titles in the Forum and Panorama sections. What's the difference? According to the festival, the Forum section includes the most daring and... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

EFM 2012: MACHETE KILLS Promo Art

It's grainy. It's tilted. It was shot on an iPhone. But it's the new promo art for Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills with Danny Trejo.Here's how Deadline described the plot:The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2012: Official Synopsis For Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

With Lars Von Trier gearing up to start on his provocatively titled next film - with rumblings that regular compatriots Stellan Skarsgaard and Charlotte Gainsbourgh will star - international sales agents Trust Nordisk are launching presales for Nymphomaniac at the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012: Full IRON SKY Trailer Delivers The Space Nazis To Earth

With the World Premiere of long awaited scifi comedy Iron Sky just around the corner a big additional helping of Space Nazi Madness has been delivered in the form of a brand new full length trailer. The ubermensch are coming!... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2012 Preview: Competition Lineup

Berlinale 2012 kicks off in three days, and with its vast, diverse international program, preparation is mandatory. So, between stockpiling warm clothes and memorizing how to say "I don't speak German" in German, I've been combing the program and singling... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Space Nazis Invade Berlin! Watch A New IRON SKY Trailer Now!

What's that? Nazis in Berlin?Word is out that long awaited science fiction comedy Iron Sky - in which Nazis hidden away on a secret base on the dark side of the moon invade earth - has been added to the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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