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    'Aferim!' Looks at Romania's Thorny Past with Dark Humor

    How producer Ada Solomon and director Radu Jude tackled the controversial subject of 19th century Gypsy slavery.

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    Foreign-Language Oscar Nominee 'Embrace of the Serpent' Filmed on the Amazon in 35 mm

    By honoring local customs and gods, the Colombian production found smoother sailing than its western explorer subjects, said director Ciro Guerra, who shot in glorious black-and-white: "It’s an imagined Amazon, not the real Amazon."

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    Academy Disqualifies Afghan Oscar Submission 'Utopia'

    Hassan Nazer's film was found to have too much English to compete for the Foreign Language prize.

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    European Film Awards Boost Oscar Contenders

    'Youth' and 'The Lobster' lead the field with five nominations each.

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    Magnolia Adds Irish Oscar Entry to Awards Slate

    Telluride hit 'Viva' is a Spanish-language family drama shot in Cuba about a gay man and his estranged father.

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    5 Questions for Hou Hsiao-Hsien About Filmmaking and 'The Assassin'

    'The Assassin' director explains his enduring collaboration with his cinematographer Mark Lee, and why his wuxia-inspired epic was a failure in Taiwan.

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    Israel's Unique Oscar Submission Process Yields 'Baba Joon'

    And snubs worthy TIFF entry 'The Wedding Doll.' Is the Israeli Academy Oscar-crazy?

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