In America, there is one death by suicide every 12 minutes – equating to over 44,965 deaths a year. For every successful suicide attempt, there are 24 failed ones. In an effort to gain a better comprehension of the causes of suicide, Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention poses a question as […]

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Montreal, Quebec — The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 24th edition as a virtual event accessible to movie lovers across Canada, with a wild assortment of scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops taking place online from August 20 through September 2, 2020. The decision to launch a digital edition […]

Inspired by a documentary featuring dogs being forced to fight inside car trunks, The Van tells the story of bare-knuckle fighting taking place in vans driven around rural Albania until one of the contestants is knocked out or killed. Amongst this community of fighters and gamblers is a young unnamed upcoming champ, (Phénix Brossard) – […]

PRESS RELEASE:  UDINE – “This isn’t the Far East Film Festival 22: this is the Far East Film Festival 22 online edition.” The words of Sabrina Baracetti and Thomas Bertacche, the FEFF directors, sum up the entire operational philosophy of the twenty-second edition, which will be in the global spotlight from 26 June to 4 […]

When Syria plunged into a civil war in 2011, no one could have predicted that the conflict between its own people would turn into a multi-sided battle, in which mostly civilians had suffered. Brutal slaughter, acts of terror, political and social consequences of military operations led to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis: almost half a million […]

South Korean cinema is well-known for its perturbing thrillers such as Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, I Saw the Devil, Memories of Murder as well as the latest hit, Parasite. Although those films broke into the mainstream film market, South Korean productions are still not ‘in fashion’ like French, Scandinavian or American cinema. However, with the new […]

Since the late ‘70s, China has implemented a strict policy enforcing that each family is only allowed to have one child in order to control China’s growing population.  Although this policy was reformed in 2016, the controversial ‘one-child’ policy has had devastating and traumatic effects on families for generations. Growing up during the height of […]

A former cult member Pinky (Luis Felipe Lozano) works at a sweatshop at an undisclosed location in Bogota, Colombia. Although there is nothing to provide a window into how he was indoctrinated into a cult, with a certain look of uncertainty about this world in his eyes one can imagine that he’d make the perfect […]

Machines have feelings just like us, or at least that’s what Zoé Wittock’s debut feature film Jumbo would have you believe. Centred on the love affair between Jeanne (A Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s Noémie Merlant) and a theme park ride she’s named Jumbo, this erotic drama, which is based on a ‘true’ story, […]

Press Release: London, March 4, 2020 – After a long period of uncertainty, the East End Film Festival (EEFF) today confirmed the final closure of all its operations. Exactly 20 years since the festival first hit the streets of London’s East End, the current owner and outgoing Director Alison Poltock said, “There has been resistance […]