One on One
Glasgow-based David Mackenzie’s gritty prison-set drama Starred Up starring UK hot-shot Jack O’Connell and Australia’s Ben Mendelsohn caused a stir as soon as it premiered in Toronto 2013 – but it’s much more than simply a story of violence and incarceration.
Following her noted 2010 debut Amreeka, Cherien Dabis swaps small-town USA for Jordan as a New Yorker returns to her native home in the run-up to her wedding.
The horror icon talks to Ian Sandwell about his latest film The Last Showing, which premiered at Film4 FrightFest, and the current state of the genre.
Ian Sandwell talks to the American director about his first film in over a decade, The Harvest.
The French director of La Femme Nikita and Leon: The Professional returns with a new super-female – and in this case it’s no exaggeration. Plus he tells Jeremy Kay why the first meeting with Scarlett Johansson was like two dogs sniffing each other’s butts.
Writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. and lead actor Matthew Gray Gubler talk to Ian Sandwell about Suburban Gothic, which world premiered at Fantasia.
Mike Cahill burst onto the scene three years ago when his feature directorial debut Another Earth premiered at Sundance and won the special jury prize and the $20,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.
Ian Sandwell talks to the Japanese film-maker about his two films screening at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.
The brother-and-sister filmmaking team talk about their drama set against the complicated divorce system in Israel.
Eran Riklis — one of Israel’s foremost film-makers — talks to Screen’s Wendy Mitchell about his latest film Dancing Arabs, and his ambitions to connect with a global audience
The Kindergarten Teacher director talks about autobiographical inspirations, working with his mother, and his new film in Paris.
In Richie Mehta’s profoundly engrossing drama Siddharth, a chain-wallah in India sends his young son to work far away on the sub-continent. When the child does not return home, the father sets off on a quest.
The June Directors and Screenwriters Labs hosted by the Sundance Institute brought together filmmakers and creators from many disciplines and diverse locales. Elle Toussi went to Park City in Utah to speak to some of the participants.
After seeing his debut feature Either Way remade into US film Prince Avalanche, director and writer Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson talks to Laurence Boyce about his second feature, which receives its world premiere in Karlovy Vary.
Estonian film Cherry Tobacco has its World Premiere in Karlovy Vary. Laurence Boyce talks to the married director Andres and Katrin Maimik about influences, first love and dumpling faces.
US director Kevin Smith talks about the state of independent film, his upcoming horror Tusk, meeting Game of Thrones author George RR Martin and why the Weinsteins passed on Clerks 3.
KARLOVY VARY: Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s debut feature Kebab & Horoscope is the eagerly awaited first feature from the graduate of Lódz Film School which will premiere in the East of the West Competition. Laurence Boyce asks him about his influences and improvisation.
The director of Sinister and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose locks horns with dark forces again in his latest film, which stars Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez and opens in the US this week through Screen Gems. Jeremy Kay comes out from behind the sofa.
In Life Itself, veteran documentarian Steve James adapts Roger Ebert’s memoirs to throw a light on the life of the celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic, who died in 2013 following a long battle with thyroid cancer.
British filmmaker and artist Ben Rivers will be one of the three recipients of a retrospective at this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Laurence Boyce caught up with him to ask what the retrospective holds.