How did a hot indie director and a producer of broad Hollywood comedies come together to make the cerebral sci-fi hit Arrival? Director Villeneuve and the film’s lead producers talk to Tom Grater.
The filmmaking team behind Fences talk to Elbert Wyche about the challenges of taking a Tony-winning play from stage to screen - with the entire Broadway cast.
In his first year as artistic director at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Lerman looks ahead to a handful of anticipated highlights in the 2017 programme.
The actress tells us about the painful process of bringing journalist Christine Chubbuck’s life, and not just her infamous death, to the big screen.
Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.
UK costume designer Joanna Johnston explains how the clothing worn by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard reflects their characters’ dramatic arcs.
Writer discusses collaborating with director Garth Davis and avoiding sentimentality on the awards-contending drama.
Michelle Williams packs a powerful punch in Kenneth Lonergan’s awards-season front-runner Manchester By The Sea, despite very limited screen time.
For the first instalment in Warner Bros’ planned five-film follow-up to the Harry Potter franchise, the visual-effects team transposed JK Rowling’s wizarding world to 1926 New York City.
For twice Oscar-nominated UK cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, working with Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals was an experience like no other.
The legendary actress discusses her role in Mike Mills’ critically acclaimed 20th Century Women.
Theroux, director John Dower and producer Simon Chinn tell Screen about making their “ambitious cinematic documentary”.
Legendary Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig tells us how he built the world of Fantastic Beasts.
What does it take to produce award-winning documentaries year after year? Two-time Oscar winner John Battsek talks to Geoffrey Macnab about story, scale and the one rule of financing he sets himself.
Tom Ford reveals why his need for total creative control led him to self-fund second feature Nocturnal Animals.
Making a documentary about how classic Disney movies helped a young autistic boy engage with the world proved a huge creative challenge for director Roger Ross Williams.
The director hopes ‘The Great Wall’ will be the first China-US co-production to achieve worldwide success.
A year on from #OscarsSoWhite, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson tells Matt Mueller about the organisation’s diversity push and new initiatives.
Abdulla Al Kaabi talks to William Mullally about his debut feature, which received its world premiere in the Muhr Emirati competition at this year’s DIFF.
The Egyptian film-maker talks to Melanie Goodfellow about her creative documentary, which chronicles her country’s revolution and premier in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition.
Rauniyar tells Udita Jhunjhunwala about the renaissance in Nepali cinema following a period of civil war.
Award-winning director Philippe Aractingi talks to William Mullally about sound and sensuality in his latest film, Listen, which premiered in DIFF’s Arabian Nights strand.
Former Sons Of Anarchy actor Taylor Sheridan explains why he took up writing, a move that has paid off with acclaimed scripts for Sicario and Hell Or High Water.
Mel Gibson tells Jeremy Kay why he chose to make a return to directing with Hacksaw Ridge - a Second World War drama about faith, love and redemption - after an infamous decade in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Hacksaw Ridge screenwriter Robert Schenkkan talks to Jeremy Kay about why he believes the violent story of peace-loving war hero Desmond Doss is so relevant to our troubled times.
Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.
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.
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.
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.
“There was some glass ceiling on why our story wasn’t getting better.”
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.
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.
Naomie Harris reveals why the role of a crack-addicted parent in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight offered her a welcome opportunity to challenge a stereotype.
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.
Alexander Rodnyansky is presenting his latest feature The Duelist in IMAX at Black Nights Film Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda spoke about future of anime after the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The acclaimed cinematographer turned director talks about his post-9/11 drama, which plays in competition at Tallinn Black Nights
The Latvian filmmaker discusses the enduring relevance of his historical drama, which celebrates the power of the human spirit.
Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel discuss shooting their first feature film in Hungary. It plays in Tallinn Black Nights’ First Feature Competition.
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 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.
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.