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FFM: Festival favourite Traces of Sandalwood gets extra Monday screening

Traces of Sandalwood (Rastres De Sandal) was so popular at the Festival des films du monde that it was sold out three times. (In fact, at the screening I saw, many passholders were forced to leave in favour of people who had tickets.) An extra screening has been added for those people and others. 261 more words

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FFM: Spanish cops, Chinese cops, Icelandic horses, art forgery; suggested films for Sunday, Aug. 31

Antonio Resines is one of Spain’s biggest stars, but he agreed to appear in the low-budget, high-laughs film Investigacion Policial (Police Investigation).

What to watch on the second-to-last day of the 2014 Festival des fims du monde? 985 more words

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Festival des films du monde: My suggestions for Saturday, Aug. 30

A scene from the Hungarian film The Ambassador to Bern.

There are still three days remaining in the 2014 edition of Festival des films du monde. 553 more words

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Festival des films du monde: Salsa film Ciudad Delirio sounds like great fun to me

In the romantic comedy Ciudad Delirio, Spanish doctor Javier (Julian Villagran) travels to Cali, Colombia for a medical convention. Once there, he succumbs to the magic of salsa music and dancing. 286 more words

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Festival des films du monde review: One Third (Sanbun No Ichi) is a comical crime caper with double, triple and quadruple crossing crooks

Mika Nakashima plays an actress named Maria in the Japanese film One Third (Sanbun No Ichi). She has blond hair in that role, though. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images) 480 more words

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Festival des films du monde: Like actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, like the Fantasia Film Festival? Check out One Third (Sanbun No Ichi)

Japanese actors Tatsuya Fujiwara (L) and Kenichi Matsuyama greet their fans in Hong Kong, on Oct. 28, 2006, during a promotion of their movie Death Note: The Last Name. 266 more words

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Spike Lee to be honoured, present new film at Montreal Black Film Fest

Spike Lee is coming to the 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival. The influential American writer-actor-director-producer will receive the fest’s inaugural Pioneer Award and present the premiere of his new film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, funded by Kickstarter, on Sept. 138 more words

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