Quartz 2015: The Swiss Awards Celebrate Docu-drama DER KREIS

Since 1998, the Swiss Film Awards -- the Quartz -- have been celebrating the Swiss film industry. The 18th ceremony took place in Geneva on the Friday 13th, with awards in 11 different categories. Stefan Haupt was certainly the big... More »
  

SXSW 2015 Review: THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON, How To Live When You're Going To Die

This movie may have saved my life. Let me explain. Not too long ago, Wilko Johnson was told he would die. The musician, a co-founder of pioneering British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, received a diagnosis of inoperable, terminal pancreatic cancer.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

An Oscar Winner Returns With Quirky Action Rom Com THE SURPRISE

It was all the way back in 1997 that Dutch director Mike van Diem won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with his debut feature, Character. This is, of course, the sort of event that is typically looked at as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip: MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA Introduces A Delightful Family To France

What exquisite timing! And what a delightful clip! Moomins on the Riviera will enjoy its US premiere at the New York International Children's Film Festival in New York on Saturday, March 14. That will be "60 years after [Tove] Jansson's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

There's A Touch Of Wolfenstein In The Trailer For BUNKER OF THE DEAD 3D

In the annals of first person gaming Castle Wolfenstein holds a very special place. For a whole generation of geeky kids - myself included - this was the very first chance to wander through enemy territory seeing things from a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Furries! With Machine Guns! Isaki Lacuesta's MURIERON Looks Absolutely Gonzo!

Given that the old Alex de la Iglesia is still going strong there doesn't appear to be any particularly pressing need for Spain to discover a new Alex de la Iglesia, but what the hell. Isaki Lacuesta appears to be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Band Is Back Together In Dutch Hip Hop Comedy THE MASTERS

The producer of Dick Maas' horror comedy Sint is taking a turn into very different territory with upcoming comedy The Masters but the results look as though they should prove every bit as successful as the earlier holiday splatter picture.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

[Updated with English subtitled version and even more fun when you can understand what they're saying!]Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG GAME: Things Still Blow Up Good In U.S. Trailer

Hands up, all of you who cannot wait for the U.S. theatrical, digital HD and On Demand release of Jalmari Helander's action flick Big Game? Okay, okay. Put your hands down so I can count the rest of you at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Awkward And Thoroughly Intriguing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE SALVATION, A Hell Of A Lot Of Fun

It's no longer really much of a bold move to call Mads Mikkelsen one of the finest actors working in the world today. A consummate thespian, his performances are always intoxicating to watch, be they in silly pulp-populism when playing... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Discover HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING In Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Award Winner

The latest project from the team behind The Deflowering Of Eva Van End, Michiel ten Horn's How To Avoid Everything (Aanmodderfakker) has swept a handful of Dutch film awards including Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Queen Of Spades Claims Souls In Russian Horror SPECULUM

With the Blumhouse style of horror dominating the American scene - low cost shockers emphasizing atmosphere over gore - it seems only a matter of time before the rest of the world takes notice and works the formula with their... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anders W Berthelsen Stages COMEBACK In Natasha Arthy's Latest

When last we heard from Danish director Natasha Arthy the occasion was her stellar 2007 martial arts coming of age story Fighter, a film that neatly balances out character drama with tightly choreographed martial arts and which was a selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Fantasy Short THE FAUN OF HEALWOOD Promises Monsters From A Female Perspective

After his sci-fi short Exsequi V - which was selected for numerous festivals - French director Stéphane Artus is now working on The Faun Of Healwood, an ambitious fantasy project in which a bride takes on a creature to save her... More »
  
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