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How Matt Damon convinced Kenneth Lonergan to direct again after 'Margaret' "ordeal"


Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.

Secret Life Of Pets

How 'The Secret Life Of Pets' was inspired by New Yorker covers


The Secret Life Of Pets co-director Chris Renaud tells Elbert Wyche why authenticity was so important in the creation of Illumination Entertainment’s summer hit.


How a personal tragedy inspired 'Kubo And The Two Strings'


Animator-turned-director Travis Knight explains why he connected with Kubo And The Two Strings’ epic vision, and the tricks he unleashed to realise Laika’s latest stop-motion triumph.


Garth Jennings talks moving into animation with 'Sing'


Genial UK director Garth Jennings says he wasn’t fazed - at first - by the prospect of jumping into the often esoteric world of feature animation.

Finding Dory

How Andrew Stanton fixed the major narrative problem in 'Finding Dory'


“There was some glass ceiling on why our story wasn’t getting better.”

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BIFA: establishing a year-round brand


Ahead of this Sunday’s (Dec 4) main event, British Independent Film Award co-directors Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace talk to Ian Sandwell about the importance of establishing BIFA as a year-round champion of emerging talent.

Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain made a depressing discovery while researching new film 'Miss Sloane'


Jessica Chastain reveals why her role as a Washington DC lobbyist in Miss Sloane is representative of a renaissance for realistic female characters on film.

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Naomie Harris: "I had reservations about playing a crack addict"


Naomie Harris reveals why the role of a crack-addicted parent in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight offered her a welcome opportunity to challenge a stereotype.

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Sonia Braga on 'Aquarius' Oscar snub: "Maybe US industry can do justice for us now"


Sonia Braga, who has entered the awards season conversation with her role in Aquarius, tells Elaine Guerini why international success can be a double-edged sword.

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Tallinn: 'Leviathan' producer Alexander Rodnyansky talks IMAX, Trump and Sentsov


Alexander Rodnyansky is presenting his latest feature The Duelist in IMAX at Black Nights Film Festival.


Oscar front-runner Mahershala Ali on "the most impactful experience" of his career


Mahershala Ali tells Jeremy Kay how he dug deep into his childhood to portray Juan, a Miami drug dealer who becomes a surrogate father to Moonlight’s conflicted young protagonist.


Tallinn Q&A: Director Narges Abyar discusses Iraq-Iran war drama 'Breath'


Iranian director and novelist Narges Abyar’s latest film Breath explores the impact of war on children. It receives its international premiere In Competition at Tallinn Black Nights.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck on the emotional road to 'Manchester By The Sea'


Best actor frontrunner Casey Affleck tells Jeremy Kay why the winding, emotional road to Manchester By The Sea has been one of the most rewarding journeys of his career.


'Loving' star Ruth Negga on women's civil rights stories: "It’s time for a renaissance"


Oscar hopeful Ruth Negga tells Elbert Wyche why she was born to play real-life Virginia woman Mildred Loving, who was prosecuted by the state for marrying a white man in 1958.

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Mamoru Hosoda: Miyazaki retirement has brought "freedom" to anime


Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda spoke about future of anime after the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Film Bazaar: Alankrita Shrivastava on her new film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'


Alankrita Shrivastava discusses her second feature, Lipstick Under My Burkha, which follows four women and their journey to break free from the constraints of society.

Death In The Gunj

Film Bazaar: Konkona Sensharma talks 'A Death In The Gunj'


Actress-turned-director Konkona Sensharma examines notions of masculinity and entitlement in her debut feature A Death In The Gunj, which is currently playing the festival circuit.

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Amy Adams talks buzzed-about awards duo and her return to TV


Best actress contender Amy Adams talks John Hazelton through her eclectic awards season pair of sexy revenge pic Nocturnal Animals and aliens-have-landed tale Arrival, all ahead of a move to the small screen.

Nocturnal Animals

Michael Shannon on his "grotesque angel" in 'Nocturnal Animals'


Actor Michael Shannon reveals to Jeremy Kay how he embraced the grotesque nature of detective Bobby Andes to create a gripping performance in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

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Tallinn Q&A: Florian Hoffmeister discusses sophomore movie 'The Have-Nots'


The acclaimed cinematographer turned director talks about his post-9/11 drama, which plays in competition at Tallinn Black Nights

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Tallinn Q&A: Viesturs Kairišs on historical drama 'The Chronicles Of Melanie'


The Latvian filmmaker discusses the enduring relevance of his historical drama, which celebrates the power of the human spirit.

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Tallinn Q&A: 'The White King' directors discuss dystopian debut


Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel discuss shooting their first feature film in Hungary. It plays in Tallinn Black Nights’ First Feature Competition.

Love & Friendship

Kate Beckinsale on indie breakout 'Love And Friendship'


After more than a decade in Hollywood, Kate Beckinsale’s return to a the UK indie scene with Love & Friendship has made her a contender.


'Afterimage': the journey behind Andrzej Wajda's final film


Afterimage producer Michal Kwiecinski tells Geoffrey Macnab why Andrzej Wajda’s film about a great Polish artist is a fitting tribute to the late director’s remarkable career.


Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi talks Iranian drama 'The Salesman'


Asghar Farhadi explains why going to Tehran to shoot Iran’s foreign-language Oscar entry The Salesman was a return home in more ways than one.

Toni Erdmann

The surprising story behind hit German comedy 'Toni Erdmann'


Director Maren Ade explains why she was determined to move out of her comfort zone and find the humour in a father-daughter relationship, in Germany’s Oscar contender Toni Erdmann.

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Claude Barras talks Oscar hopeful 'My Life As A Courgette'


Director Claude Barras tells Geoffrey Macnab why he could not have made his stop-motion animation My Life As A Courgette in any other format.

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Paul Verhoeven talks 'Elle' and why he fled to Hollywood


Dutch director Paul Verhoeven describes how it feels to represent France for the foreign-language Oscar with his latest feature, Elle.

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Anne V. Coates, editor, 'Lawrence Of Arabia'


The legendary editor of Lawrence Of Arabia, Becket and Out Of Sight was in Hollywood on Saturday night [November 12] to collect an honourary Oscar from Richard Gere for her services to the film industry.


Doug Liman discusses VR project 'Invisible'


Used to working on a big-budget cinematic canvas with the likes of The Bourne Identity and Edge Of Tomorrow, director Liman has made his first foray into virtual reality with groundbreaking project Invisible.

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'The People vs. OJ Simpson' creator Larry Karaszewski talks future projects


Fresh from the Emmy success of The People vs. OJ Simpson US screenwriter Larry Karaszewski talks about his upcoming Jonathan McAfee and Patty Hearst projects.

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Marco Müller talks inaugural Macao film festival


With Marco Müller as festival director, the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao (Dec 8-13) intends to make a big splash.

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Yeon Sang-ho talks Korean zombie hit 'Train To Busan'


In the wake of Korea’s biggest box-office hit of 2016, zombie thriller Train To Busan, film-maker Yeon Sang-ho’s career is picking up steam.

John Turturro

John Turturro talks rediscovering Jesus Quintana


Wrestling with Bertrand Blier’s 1974 comedy Les Valseuses, John Turturro had a flash of inspiration for his sixth directorial outing, Going Places.

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IM Global, Tang Media chiefs discuss $200m deal


Five months after Tang Media Partners took a 60% stake in IM Global, Stuart Ford and Donald Tang tell Jeremy Kay about their ambitions for the company to become a world leader in content creation and licensing.

Past Life

Haifa: Avi Nesher talks Holocaust drama 'Past Life'


For his 20th feature, Past Life, film-maker Avi Nesher examines how a father’s complicated past haunts his family.

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J.A. Bayona talks 'A Monster Calls'


The Spanish film-maker, who has the Jurassic World sequel next, discusses blending reality with fantasy elements in his third feature.

The Levelling

LFF: Wellington Films duo on 'The Levelling', future plans


Co-founders Rachel Robey and Al Clark talk about their latest feature, which plays in LFF’s First Feature competition.


Busan: Tammy Nam talks talent discovery and content on the move


Tammy H. Nam, CEO of global streaming service, explains how the site’s avid community of subtitling fans is helping content to travel and break emerging talent.


Busan: Haobam Paban Kumar talks 'Lady Of The Lake'


Indian film-maker talks about his narrative debut, which premiered in Busan’s New Currents competition, and the state of filmmaking in northeast India.

The Distinguished Citizen

Argentinian co-directors talk Venice winner 'The Distinguished Citizen'


Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat discuss Argentina’s Oscar entry, a Spain-Argentina co-production which won star Oscar Martinez the best actor award in Venice.


Busan Q&A: Boo Junfeng talks 'Apprentice'


Singaporean director discusses his prison drama, which premiered at Cannes and is Singapore’s submission to this year’s Oscar race.

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Busan Q&A: Ho Yuhang talks 'Mrs K'


Director discusses his Kara Wai-starring action thriller, which world premieres in Busan.

Zhang Lu

Busan Q&A: Zhang Lu talks festival opener 'A Quiet Dream'


Director Zhang discusses the project’s origins and shooting on a tight schedule.

LFF: Benedict Andrews talks sexual abuse drama 'Una'


Una premeired at Telluride and will play in Official Competition at LFF next month.

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Busan: Kang Soo-youn talks "tough year" and Korean cinema


In her first edition as solo director, Kang Soo-youn talks to Jean Noh about putting BIFF together in turbulent times.


Pawan Kumar talks Netflix-bound 'U-Turn' and crowdfunding


Bangalore-based film-maker Pawan Kumar, who recently sold his feature U-Turn to Netflix, explains how he used crowdfunding and digital distribution to launch his first three films.

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Jason Jeffers and Jonathan Ali, Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival


The founder of the inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival and his friend, director of programming, preview this week’s event.

Curzon CEO talks production push, VOD and venue battles


EXCLUSIVE: UK cinema and distribution group plans Aldgate, Hoxton venues; acquires Venice hit Heal The Living.

Woody Harrelson on 'LBJ', Trump and Spandex


LBJ star talks politics, playing chess with Václav Havel and the possibility of donning Lycra.