New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies

Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as... More »

RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0, NERUDA, RISK Selected For Directors' Fortnight

Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap will return to the Croisette in a few weeks with his new film Raman Raghav 2.0, the tale of a serial killer in Mumbai in the 1960s, which will play at the Cannes Director's... More »

Julia Ducournau's RAW Brings Some Edge To Critic's Week Lineup

Following closely on the heels of last week's announcement of the main selection the Critic's Week sidebar in Cannes have announced their full lineup of films. And while the first-and-second time focused sidebar is mostly known for highlighting the most... More »
By Todd Brown   

Tribeca 2016 Poster Exclusive: POOR BOY, Starring Lou Taylor Pucci And Michael Shannon

Ahead of its world premiere this Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Film Festival, TwitchFilm is proud to present the poster, as well as a clip to Robert Scott Wildes con-man thriller Poor Boy. Left without any family to speak... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Park Chan-wook's Cannes-Bound THE HANDMAIDEN Gets A Teaser

Just a few hours after it was officially announced for the Cannes Film Festival's main competition, CJ Entertainment has dropped the first teaser for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee and newcomer Kim Tae-ri, the lush period... More »
By Pierce Conran   


After a late start, the press conference for the Cannes Film Festival gave cinephiles a treasure-trove of amazing films to be screening at in the main festival next month. There are some familiar faces, such as The Dardenne Brothers, Woody... More »

Udine 2016: Far East Film Festival Lineup Roars, Starting With THE TIGER

In a small town in Italy, a very special film festival is preparing to unfold under the sign of the tiger. The 18th edition of the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, will open on Friday, April 22 with... More »
By Peter Martin   

Tribeca 2016: Exclusive Clip From THE BOMB Explodes

Set to explode at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, The Bomb is described as "a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons." Created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser, The Bomb... More »
By Peter Martin   

Cannes And Fantasia's Frontières Join Forces Again. For Good, Possibly Evil

Our friends at the Frontières Int'l Co-production Market have just come off of a successful Spring market in Brussels and the good news just keeps on coming. Variety reported this morning that the Co-production market that started at the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Gasparilla 2016: Preview of Gasparilla Film Festival In Tampa, Florida

Twitchfilm is headed to Tampa! We're very pleased to have been invited to the land of Magic Mike to cover the Gasparilla International Film Festival that starts next week. With frost descending on Toronto and a winter that just won't... More »
By Jason Gorber   

DOWNHILL: Slick First Poster For Chilean Horror Flick

Chilean director Patricio Valladares is preparing to present his latest horror flick, Downhill, at Le Marché du Film at Cannes this year. He asked Twitchfilm to share with you the first poster for his flick. After his best friend dies... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Osaka 2016: Jang Moon-il's MY SISTER, THE PIG LADY Wins Asian Film Festival Grand Prix

Pictured (L-R): Award winners Jang Moon-il, Uisenma Borchu, Kanyama Keihiro, Chiang Fong-hong, Reiko Kishino (accepting for Ming-Cheng Huang). Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 came to a close over the weekend with prizes being handed to the best films of the... More »

SXSW 2016: In 1985, Potent Memories Are Evoked In Just 8 Minutes

A little past two in the morning, I began weeping. I blame filmmaker Yen Tan. His short film, 1985, screens today at SXSW, but Mr. Tan kindly made it available for me to watch in advance. Though I'm sure it... More »
By Peter Martin   

Tribeca 2016: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING and HOLIDAYS Lead Spotlight, Midnight, Centerpiece & Special Screenings Announcement

If you caught last week's announcement, then you know that Tribeca 2016 is quickly shaping up to be an epic fest. The programmers have thrown the gauntlet down for the festival's 15th iteration. This is no second tier festival. Today's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: First Freak Wave!

The first announcement of films playing Boston Underground Film Festival 2016 are here, and it's a boatload of freaky fun and special guests. From March 23rd through March 27th, the 18th BUFF will proudly put on the weirdest films of... More »

Offscreen Brussels 2016 Is On, With A Terrific Line-up!

Last evening, the 2016 edition of the Offscreen film festival in Brussels started, and once again it is likely to be one of the best genre festivals in Europe this year. Alongside new titles there are plenty of classics shown... More »
By Ard Vijn   

East Meets West as London's Asia House Film Festival Ends On Singaporeana Day

London’s Asia House Film Festival ends its 2016 run with this unique day-long exploration into the use of Singapore as a location in international productions from the 1960s and beyond. Singapore, so long a gateway to the exotic lands of... More »

Osaka 2016: THE MOHICAN COMES HOME, Watch The Trailer Here!

Opening tomorrow night, Japan’s finest festival of Asian film, Osaka AFF, will run for 11 days before finishing closing with the world premiere of The Mohican Comes Home, the latest work from acclaimed filmmaker Okita Shuichi. Both written and directed... More »

Tribeca 2016: Competition Lineups, From FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY To NERDLAND

The Tribeca Film Festival announced 55 films today that will be a part of their 2016 lineup, divided across US Narrative, International Narrative, and Documentary Competition sections. To be brutally frank, after I saw that Folk Hero & Funny Guy... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2016 Exclusive Poster Debut: Yen Tan's 1985

We're gearing up to cover SXSW 2016, which begins next week in Austin, Texas, and to kick things off, we're happy to premiere the poster for Yen Tan's short film 1985. Mr. Tan wrote and directed the film, which stars... More »
By Peter Martin   
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