‘Leviathan’ Named Best Foreign Language Film at Palm Springs Film Fest

Russian drama “Leviathan” was named best foreign language film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday. The fest, which comes to a close on Monday, also recognized Haluk Bilginer, who stars in Turkey’s “Winter Sleep,” and “Mommy” star Anne Dorval as best actor and actress in a foreign language film, respectively. PSIFF has… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Rules Thanksgiving, ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ ‘Penguins’ Fall Short

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ was the clear choice among Thanksgiving moviegoers, but Katniss Everdeen didn’t leave much left over for “Horrible Bosses 2″ or “Penguins of Madagascar” to feast on. The futuristic adventure pulled in a massive $82.7 million over the five-day holiday and $56.9 million in its sophomore weekend. Unfortunately, Turkey… Read more »

Gokhan Tiryaki on Working with Palme d’Or Winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Working with one of Turkey’s most eminent helmer/scribes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, does not necessarily mean working with much of a budget. But, as cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki put it at a conference on his filmmaking with Ceylan at Poland’s Camerimage fest, the director “works in the subliminal space.” Known for his explorations of… Read more »