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Curzon CEO talks production push, VOD and venue battles

EXCLUSIVE: UK cinema and distribution group plans Aldgate venue; 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.

Olivier Assayas

Assayas: Kristen Stewart is "the best actress of her generation"

Personal Shopper director discusses collaborating with Roman Polanski and a new bid to re-float passion project Idol’s Eye.

Patrick Wachsberger

Patrick Wachsberger talks franchises, highlights and Polanski

EXCLUSIVE: “We’re going through a sea change,” Lionsgate executive says of the film business today.

rooney mara

Rooney Mara on 'Una': “I had to go to some dark places”

Lion and Una star talks immersive roles, and the potential for a Dragon Tattoo sequel.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant: "I don’t view myself as a fan of rom-coms"

Hugh Grant managed to orchestrate a graceful retreat from show business but Florence Foster Jenkins proved too compelling to stay away for good.

Marcel Hoehn

'The Swissmakers' producer Marcel Hoehn reflects on distinguished career

Veteran producer talks to Screen as he receives a lifetime achievement award from Zurich Film Festival.

Ana-Lily-Amirpour

Toronto Q&A: Ana Lily Amirpour talks 'The Bad Batch'

The director discusses her follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and the “chaotic absurdity” of the Trump campaign.

Steve James

Toronto Q&A: Steve James on doc 'Abacus: Small Enough To Jail'

The acclaimed director of Hoop Dreams discusses his latest documentary, which focuses on the only company to be indicted following the 2008 mortgage crisis.

Pyromaniac

Toronto interview: 'Occupied' director Erik Skjoldbjærg talks 'Pyromaniac'

Director discusses his sixth feature, which plays this week at TIFF.

Toronto Q&A: Konkona Sen Sharma talks Bengali drama 'A Death In The Gunj'

Indian film-maker’s debut feature plays in TIFF’s Special Presentations strand.

Feng-Xiaogang-

Feng Xiaogang talks film-making challenges in China

I Am Not Madame Bovary director says that “the market is super hot” but financiers are “muddying the water”.

Moonlight

Production focus: Barry Jenkins's 'Moonlight'

Telling the tale of a life over three parts — and using three actors — Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight is a searing study of how a young person is shaped by a hostile environment. Jeremy Kay meets the film-makers.

Baltasar Kormakur

Set report: Baltasar Kormakur's 'The Oath'

Director Baltasar Kormakur returns to his Icelandic roots for thriller The Oath, which also sees him back in front of the camera. Wendy Mitchell reports from the Reykjavik set.

Forever Pure

'Forever Pure' director talks harrasment from racist football group

Israeli film-maker Maya Zinshtein discusses the fallout from her football doc Forever Pure, which plays in TIFF Docs.

Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach on debut feature 'The Levelling'

Starring Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick, the film premieres in TIFF’s Discovery strand on Friday (Sept 9).

The Giant

Debut director Johannes Nyholm on fantasy drama 'The Giant'

The Swedish film-maker, who made a ‘drunk baby’ short that went viral a few years ago, makes his feature debut with the inventive and moving The Giant.

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Antoine Fuqua on 'The Magnificent Seven': US "was more diverse than what we see in westerns"

In saddling up for The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua wasn’t trying to make a statement with the diverse casting, he tells Jeremy Kay.

Bertrand Bonello on politically charged thriller 'Nocturama'

Bertrand Bonello speaks to Melanie Goodfellow about his highly charged Paris-attack film Nocturama, which opens the second edition of TIFF’s Platform showcase.

Pablo Larrain on the set of Neruda

Pablo Larrain reveals the journeys behind 'Jackie' and 'Neruda'

Chilean film-maker Pablo Larrain dwells on the mysteries of storytelling as he contemplates fall festival slots for his two latest films, Neruda and Jackie.

Colin Geddes

Colin Geddes, TIFF Midnight Madness, Vanguard

The ringmaster of Ryerson tells Jeremy Kay about overseeing the two programmes that tend to attract the late night crowd and those in search of something very different.

Age Of Shadows

Venice buzz title: Kim Jee-woon talks spy thriller 'The Age Of Shadows'

The Korean film-maker discusses Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production, and expresses his thoughts on changes in the local industry.

Venice: François Ozon on why 'Frantz' resonates with Brexit, rising European nationalism

French director François Ozon explains how his black and white post-World War One melodrama Frantz has a contemporary resonance in the age of Brexit and rising nationalism across Europe.

Cameron Bailey

Toronto 2016: Cameron Bailey talks TIFF highlights and Telluride

TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey speaks to Jeremy Kay about highlights of the 41st edition and the entente cordiale with Telluride.

The Blind Christ

Venice buzz title: Christopher Murray on 'The Blind Christ', this year's "big discovery"

Described by Alberto Barbera as Pasolini-esque, competition title The Blind Christ is generating heat.

Free Fire

'Free Fire': Ben Wheatley firing on all cylinders (set report)

Ben Wheatley talks shooting guns and cameras on the set of his action thriller Free Fire and reveals how Martin Scorsese came on board as executive producer. Michael Rosser reports.

The Chamber

'The Chamber' producer talks Metrodome, Blumhouse, UK genre

Jen Handorf talks about the demise of Metrodome, the Blumhouse effect and a potential bursting of an “independent film bubble”.

Prevenge

Alice Lowe on 'Prevenge': "It's one individual's insane perspective"

The Sightseers co-writer and star talks about her feature directorial debut.

Egomaniac

FrightFest: Kate Shenton talks 'Egomaniac'

The Horror Rising Star-nominated director discusses no-budget film-making ahead of the FrightFest premiere of her second feature.

album

Sarajevo Q&A: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu talks 'Album'

Turkish film-maker talks to Screen about his debut feature, which played in Sarajevo’s competition following its Cannes premiere.

Humidity film

Sarajevo Q&A: 'Humidity' director Nikola Ljuca talks funding challenges, film politics

Ljuca’s feature debut plays in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Godless

Sarajevo Q&A: Ralitza Petrova on 'Godless'

Bulgarian director talks to Screen about her competition title Godless, which recently won Locarno’s Golden Leopard.

The Black Pin

Sarajevo Q&A: Ivan Marinovic discusses 'The Black Pin'

Montenegrin director Marinovic’s debut feature is in competition in Sarajevo.

Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin, 'War Dogs'

The Canadian former lawyer talks to Alec Govi about the screenplay he co-wrote with director Todd Phillips and Jason Smilovic about two savvy young Americans who scored a $300m arms contract with the US government.

Bogdan Mirica

Sarajevo Q&A: Bogdan Mirică on directorial debut 'Dogs'

Romanian director talks to Screen about his debut feature, which screened in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Lukas Valenta Rinner

Sarajevo: Lukas Valenta Rinner talks 'A Decent Woman'

Director discusses his competition feature A Decent Woman, which received its world premiere in Sarajevo.

All the Cities Of The North

Sarajevo: Dane Komljen talks 'All the Cities Of The North'

Bosnian film-maker talks to Screen about his debut feature, which plays at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Scarred Hearts

Locarno's Carlo Chatrian talks "most challenging competition"

Chatrian tells Geoffrey Macnab why this year’s line-up is his most diverse and eclectic yet.

Ricardo Darin

Ricardo Darín: "I'm fine filming in Spanish, thank you"

Wild Tales star talks Hollywood, playing the Argentinian president in his next film and which directors he would most like to work with.

Jeremy Isaacs

Jeremy Isaacs talks Channel 4 privatisation, 'The World At War' and director Jack Gold

Founding chief executive of Channel 4 discusses potential privatisation and career highlights.

Realive

Fantasia: Mateo Gil talks sci-fi 'Realive' and regular collaborator Alejandro Amenábar

Spanish writer-director’s futuristic spin on the Frankenstein story received its world premiere in Montreal on Saturday [July 23].

Bed of the Dead

Fantasia: 'Bite' team on genre challenges and a "game changer"

Rising Canadian outfit Black Fawn Films discuss their Fantasia world premiere Bed Of The Dead and challenges and opportunities in the genre space today.

Daniel Abma

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Daniel Abma, 'Transit Havana'

Daniel Abma’s Transit Havana is a remarkably honest account of the Cuban transgender community as it follows three protagonists preparing to undergo life-changing surgery.

Triin Ruumet

Kinosaurus team talk Karlovy Vary winner 'The Days That Confused'

Screen spoke to director Triin Ruumet and others from the young Estonian production company to talk about the Karlovy Vary win for the film The Days That Confused.

Beyond the Mountains and Hills

Eran Kolirin on 'Beyond The Mountains And Hills'

How do we live our lives against a backdrop of hostility? This is the question posed by Eran Kolirin in Beyond The Mountains And Hills, his exploration of middle-class mores. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Mia Hansen Love

Mia Hansen-Love interview

French director Mia Hansen-Love talks about the joy of working with Isabelle Huppert, avoiding melancholy and a new project inspired by her relationship with her husband, Olivier Assayas. Geoffrey Macnab reports.

Harmonia

Jerusalem: Ori Sivan talks 'Harmonia'

Renowned TV writer-director Ori Sivan explains to Wendy Mitchell why his latest project Harmonia could only be made as a film.

Grimur Hakonarson

'Rams' director Hákonarson talks festivals and 'The County'

Grimur Hákonarson, who serves on Jerusalem’s international jury, talks about the lessons he learned during a year of promoting his festival and box-office hit Rams.

We had A Forest

Jerusalem: Guy Raz talks 'We Had A Forest'

Screen spoke to director Guy Raz about making the low-budget family drama, which plays in competition at Jerusalem.

From The Diary Of A Wedding Photographer

Jerusalem: Nadav Lapid talks 'Diary Of A Wedding Photographer'

Inspired by his time as a wedding photographer, Nadav Lapid has transformed the complex feelings he has about love, intimacy and marriage into a 40-minute feature. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Woody Harrelson on 'LBJ', Trump and Spandex

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

Marcel Hoehn

'The Swissmakers' producer Marcel Hoehn reflects on distinguished career

Veteran producer talks to Screen as he receives a lifetime achievement award from Zurich Film Festival.

Toronto Q&A: Konkona Sen Sharma talks Bengali drama 'A Death In The Gunj'

Indian film-maker’s debut feature plays in TIFF’s Special Presentations strand.

Pyromaniac

Toronto interview: 'Occupied' director Erik Skjoldbjærg talks 'Pyromaniac'

Director discusses his sixth feature, which plays this week at TIFF.

Colin Geddes

Colin Geddes, TIFF Midnight Madness, Vanguard

The ringmaster of Ryerson tells Jeremy Kay about overseeing the two programmes that tend to attract the late night crowd and those in search of something very different.

Age Of Shadows

Venice buzz title: Kim Jee-woon talks spy thriller 'The Age Of Shadows'

The Korean film-maker discusses Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production, and expresses his thoughts on changes in the local industry.

Venice: François Ozon on why 'Frantz' resonates with Brexit, rising European nationalism

French director François Ozon explains how his black and white post-World War One melodrama Frantz has a contemporary resonance in the age of Brexit and rising nationalism across Europe.

Through The Wall

Venice buzz title: Rama Burshtein talks 'Fill The Void' follow-up

Israeli director Rama Burshtein talks about the religious and secular inspirations behind her new film Through The Wall.

The Blind Christ

Venice buzz title: Christopher Murray on 'The Blind Christ', this year's "big discovery"

Described by Alberto Barbera as Pasolini-esque, competition title The Blind Christ is generating heat.

The Chamber

'The Chamber' producer talks Metrodome, Blumhouse, UK genre

Jen Handorf talks about the demise of Metrodome, the Blumhouse effect and a potential bursting of an “independent film bubble”.

Prevenge

Alice Lowe on 'Prevenge': "It's one individual's insane perspective"

The Sightseers co-writer and star talks about her feature directorial debut.

The Black Pin

Sarajevo Q&A: Ivan Marinovic discusses 'The Black Pin'

Montenegrin director Marinovic’s debut feature is in competition in Sarajevo.

Humidity film

Sarajevo Q&A: 'Humidity' director Nikola Ljuca talks funding challenges, film politics

Ljuca’s feature debut plays in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Godless

Sarajevo Q&A: Ralitza Petrova on 'Godless'

Bulgarian director talks to Screen about her competition title Godless, which recently won Locarno’s Golden Leopard.

album

Sarajevo Q&A: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu talks 'Album'

Turkish film-maker talks to Screen about his debut feature, which played in Sarajevo’s competition following its Cannes premiere.

Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin, 'War Dogs'

The Canadian former lawyer talks to Alec Govi about the screenplay he co-wrote with director Todd Phillips and Jason Smilovic about two savvy young Americans who scored a $300m arms contract with the US government.

Bogdan Mirica

Sarajevo Q&A: Bogdan Mirică on directorial debut 'Dogs'

Romanian director talks to Screen about his debut feature, which screened in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival.

All the Cities Of The North

Sarajevo: Dane Komljen talks 'All the Cities Of The North'

Bosnian film-maker talks to Screen about his debut feature, which plays at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Lukas Valenta Rinner

Sarajevo: Lukas Valenta Rinner talks 'A Decent Woman'

Director discusses his competition feature A Decent Woman, which received its world premiere in Sarajevo.

Ricardo Darin

Ricardo Darín: "I'm fine filming in Spanish, thank you"

Wild Tales star talks Hollywood, playing the Argentinian president in his next film and which directors he would most like to work with.

Jeremy Isaacs

Jeremy Isaacs talks Channel 4 privatisation, 'The World At War' and director Jack Gold

Founding chief executive of Channel 4 discusses potential privatisation and career highlights.

Realive

Fantasia: Mateo Gil talks sci-fi 'Realive' and regular collaborator Alejandro Amenábar

Spanish writer-director’s futuristic spin on the Frankenstein story received its world premiere in Montreal on Saturday [July 23].

Bed of the Dead

Fantasia: 'Bite' team on genre challenges and a "game changer"

Rising Canadian outfit Black Fawn Films discuss their Fantasia world premiere Bed Of The Dead and challenges and opportunities in the genre space today.

Triin Ruumet

Kinosaurus team talk Karlovy Vary winner 'The Days That Confused'

Screen spoke to director Triin Ruumet and others from the young Estonian production company to talk about the Karlovy Vary win for the film The Days That Confused.

Daniel Abma

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Daniel Abma, 'Transit Havana'

Daniel Abma’s Transit Havana is a remarkably honest account of the Cuban transgender community as it follows three protagonists preparing to undergo life-changing surgery.

Jesse Klein

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Jesse Klein, 'We’re Still Together'

The Canadian director discusses his sophomore feature, which debuts in competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Felix Van Groeningen

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Felix Van Groeningen, 'Belgica'

The director of The Broken Circle Breakdown talks to Screen about Future Frames and screening his latest film at Karlovy Vary.

Zoology

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, 'Zoology'

The rising Russian director talks to Screen about his drama centred on a woman who grows a tail.

Attilla Till

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Attilla Till, 'Kills On Wheels'

Attilla Till’s Kills On Wheels opens the East of the West competition at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with a bang.

Karlovy Vary Q&A: Grezgorz Zariczny, 'Waves'

The Polish director talks to Screen about his feature debut, which will screen in Karlovy Vary’s International Competition

Cameraperson Kirsten Johnson

Q&A: 'Cameraperson', Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson is an acclaimed documentary cinematographer who has travelled the globe for 25 years with leading documentary film-makers including Laura Poitras and Michael Moore.

Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Q&A: 'Notes On Blindness', Peter Middleton and James Spinney

James Spinney and Peter Middleton have lived and breathed Notes on Blindness - a cross-platform project that details a professor’s descent into blindness - since its humble beginnings as a short film series that was developed in 2010.

Weiner

Doc/Fest Q&A: Josh Kriegman, 'Weiner'

Kriegman discusses his documentary Weiner, which he co-directed with Elyse Steinberg, about the mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner.

We Wait

Aardman, BBC talk VR collaboration 'We Wait'

Placing the viewer in a boat of migrants travelling from Turkey to Greece, the virtual reality experience marks a first for both the BBC and Aardman.

Gabriel Cowan

Gabriel Cowan, ‘They Call Us Monsters’

The producer and co-founder of New Artists Alliance talks to Alec Govi about the documentary about California’s juvenile sentencing laws and the people they affect.

Play The Devil

Maria Govan, 'Play The Devil'

Ahead of the world premiere on June 4 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Bahamian talks to Jeremy Kay about her high-stakes follow-up to her Toronto 2008 selection Rain.

The Greasy Strangler

Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard talk 'The Greasy Strangler'

The director and co-writer of The Greasy Strangler discuss their gross-out comedy.

Cristian Mungiu

Cannes Q&A: Cristian Mungiu, 'Graduation'

Cannes Best Director-winning film-maker talks to Screen about his latest feature Graduation.

Carl Spence

Carl Spence, Seattle International Film Festival

The festival’s top dog talks to Jeremy Kay about his role at a festival he has been involved with for more than two decades.

Cannes Q&A: Albert Serra, 'The Death Of Louis XIV'

The director speaks to Screen in Cannes about his new film The Death Of Louis XIV, which plays as a Special Screening.

Divines

Cannes Q&A: Houda Benyamina talks 'Divines'

The French film-maker speaks to Screen about her Directors’ Fortnight entry, Divines

Stephanie di Gusto

Cannes Q&A: Stéphanie Di Giusto, 'The Dancer'

The director talks to Screen about her Un Certain Regard selection, which stars Lily-Rose Depp and French popstar Soko.

Jeff Nichols

Cannes Q&A: Jeff Nichols talks 'Loving'

The writer/director spoke to Screen in Cannes about his Competition contender Loving.  

Chloe Sevigny Cannes 2016

Cannes Q&A: Chloe Sevigny on 'Kitty'

Sevigny makes her directorial debut with Kitty, a short that plays in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes.

Na Hong-jin

Cannes Q&A: Na Hong Jin, 'The Wailing'

Director Na Hong Jin talks to Screen about his Out of Competition Cannes 2016 title.

The Transfiguration

Michael O'Shea, 'The Transfiguration'

Debut director discusses being selected in Cannes’ Uncertain Regard.

Pablo_Larrain

In conversation with: Pablo Larrain, 'Neruda'

Larrain discusses his playful noir, which plays at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

Olivier Assayas

Cannes Q&A: Olivier Assayas, 'Personal Shopper'

Kristen Stewart stars in the Clouds Of Sils Maria director’s latest feature, which plays in Competition at Cannes.

Park-Chan-wook

Cannes: Park Chan-wook talks 'The Handmaiden'

The new film from Cannes favourite Park Chan-wook is an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Victorian era-set lesbian crime novel Fingersmith, transplanted to 1930s Japan.

The Family Whistle

Cannes: Michele Russo talks 'The Family Whistle'

Michael Russo tracks the history of the Coppola clan in doc The Family Whistle.

The Red Turtle

Michael Dudok de Wit on collaborating with Studio Ghibli

Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit talks Un Certain Regard title The Red Turtle.

Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia, 'From The Land Of The Moon'

Garcia discusses her Martion Cotillard-starring Cannes Competition title.

Kleber Mendonca Filho

Cannes: Kleber Mendonca Filho, 'Aquarius'

Brazilian director discusses his Cannes Competition drama.

Riccardo Scamarcio

Cannes: Riccardo Scamarcio on Buena Onda’s sweet success

The Italian production company run by Riccardo Scamarcio [pictured] and Valeria Golino is back in Cannes.

Juho Kuosmanen

Cannes Q&A: Juho Kuosmanen, 'The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki'

The Finnish director makes his debut feature with a boxing story more about romance than the ring.

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont talks 'Slack Bay' and his newfound love of comedy

French director discusses his Competition comedy Slack Bay.

In Bed With Victoria

Cannes: Justine Triet on 'In Bed With Victoria'

Triet’s latest stars Virginie Efira as a workaholic Parisian lawyer.

Money Monster

Cannes: Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine talk 'Money Monster'

The film’s producers discuss the long-gestating project.

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab, dazed and bruised in Cairo

Diab talks to Screen about his Un Certain Regard-opener Clash.

Alain Guiraudie

In conversation with: Alain Guiraudie

Stranger By The Lake director competing for the Palme d’Or with Staying Vertical.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven talks returning to Cannes with 'Elle'

The Dutch director, whose Basic Instinct opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1992, discusses his Competition title Elle.

Journeyman

Paddy Considine on directing himself in boxer drama 'Journeyman'

The British actor and filmmaker reveals why he chose to centre on a boxer for his second film as a director and taking on the challenge of directing himself.

Nathan Morlando

Nathan Morlando, from the shadows

Nathan Morlando talks Screen through his coming-of-age drama Mean Dreams, which takes its place in Directors’ Fortnight.

Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan goes full circle

After his 2014 Jury Prize for Mommy and serving on the Competition jury last year, Quebec writer-director Xavier Dolan returns to Cannes with It’s Only The End Of The World. He tells Screen why his starry film marks a career turning point

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen, love in the cold

Four years on from the Oscar-nominated War Witch, Kim Nguyen returns with a romantic drama set near the North Pole. Screen speaks to the writer-director.

Gary Michael Schultz

Gary Michael Schultz, 'Vincent N Roxxy'

Zoë Kravitz and Emile Hirsch star in Unified Pictures’ tough, romantic revenge thriller that premiered at Tribeca on Monday.

Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai, Reset

Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai, 'RESET'

The directors talk to Laura Henderson about their documentary and imminent Tribeca world premiere starring choreographer and ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied.

John Hegeman

John Hegeman, producer, 'Holidays'

The producer and studio marketing whizz at Blumhouse Productions’ BH Tilt talks about his battle to bring the chilling anthology to the screen as the film premieres at Tribeca.

Bill Purple

Bill Purple, 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea'

The TV director who has worked in the camera department on some of Hollywood’s biggest tentpoles makes his feature directorial debut in the Tribeca premiere about a grieving architect who forms a bond with a runaway.

Vanessa Gould

Vanessa Gould, 'Obit'

Gould sat down to discuss her new documentary ahead of the world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17.

The Fixer

Ian Olds, 'The Fixer'

Ahead of the April 17 world premiere in Tribeca, Ian Olds discusses his drama about an Afghan ‘fixer’ for Western war reporters who discovers new intrigue when he leaves his life behind and settles in northern California.

Genna Terranova

Tribeca: Genna Terranova Q&A

With a huge push into virtual reality and a major focus on television and digital, the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide-lens snapshot of contemporary content creation. But, festival director Genna Terranova tells Jeremy Kay, “Film is the bedrock.”

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly, 'Lavender'

The director talks to Jeremy Berkowitz ahead of the April 18 world premiere of his psychological thriller in Tribeca.

Ip Man 3

Well Go USA: growing audiences for Asian movies

Currently one of the most active distributors of Asian movies in the North America market, Well Go USA Entertainment distributes action, genre and US indie films across all platforms, including theatrical, DVD and VOD.

Enrique Perez

Enrique Perez, 'Kenke'

Ahead of its world premiere at IFF Panama on April 12, the director tells Jeremy Kay why Kenke is more than a ‘silly stoner film that promotes the use of cannabis.’

Pituka Ortega Heilbron

Pituka Ortega Heilbron, IFF Panama

On the eve of the fifth International Film Festival Of Panama, the festival director and film-maker talks about how the event is evolving into a central American and Caribbean hub.

Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez, IFF Panama

The Venezuelan star dropped into IFF Panama to promote longtime friend Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar (Desde Alla) ahead of Friday night’s screening at the festival.

La Ruta

Pituka Ortega Heilbron, 'La Ruta'

The director of IFF Panama discusses her eye-opening documentary about the country’s public transportation system.

Guido Bilbao

Guido Bilbao, 'Time To Love: A Backstage Tale'

The Argentina-born Panamanian resident and journalist talks about his documentary ahead of its world premiere at IFF Panama on Sunday April 10.

Ken Adam

Ken Adam in his own words

In an interview made available to Screen, the iconic Oscar-winning production designer, who died earlier this month, recalls working on eight Bond films and with Stanley Kubrick.

Beware The Slenderman

Irene Taylor Brodsky, 'Beware The Slenderman'

The SXSW premiere tells the true story of the internet’s elusive Boogeyman and the two 12-year-old girls who believed they had to kill for him and asks, who is responsible?

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols on the making of 'Midnight Special'

On the back of buzzy premieres in Berlinale and most recently SXSW, Jeff Nichols has earned acclaim for his fourth film, which marks his first collaboration with a major studio and makes its way into US cinemas on Friday through Warner Bros.

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Duncan Kenworthy talks his under-the-radar strategy for 'The Pass'

How the Love Actually producer guided the gay-footballers chamber piece from Royal Court sell-out to BFI Flare opening-night film.

In The Valley Of Violence

Ti West talks SXSW revenge Western 'In A Valley Of Violence'

The genre director known for horror titles The House Of The Devil and The Innkeepers has just wowed SXSW with his Western starring Ethan Hawke as a mysterious drifter and John Travolta as a ruthless, one-legged marshall.

Amy Hobby

Amy Hobby, TFI Latin America Fund

Tribeca Institute recently unveiled the 10 projects selected to receive support in its drive to nurture distinctive voices from Latin America and the Caribbean.

American Fable

Anne Hamilton, 'American Fable'

Jeremy Kay talks to the first-time feature director and former Terrence Malick intern about her SXSW selection, which premieres in Visions on Sunday.

The Arbalest

Adam Pinney, 'The Arbalest'

Mike Brune stars in the SXSW Narrative Feature Competition selection as Foster Kalt, a toy inventor who reflects on his lifelong obsession with one Sylvia Frank.

Learning To See

Jake Oelman and Robert Oelman, 'Learning To See'

Jake Oelman on his SXSW film about his father Robert, a former psychologist who left his life behind to move to Colombia where he spends his days photographing rare insects.

Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, 'Hush'

Director Mike Flanagan and producer and Intrepid Pictures principal Trevor Macy talk to Jeremy Kay about their latest horror film and Netflix acquisition ahead of its world premiere at SXSW on Saturday.

Gregory Viens

Gregori Viens, 'And Punching The Clown'

Ahead of the world premiere in SXSW in 24 Beats Per Second on March 13, the director talks to Jeremy Berkowitz about grounding his films in reality, the impact of social media, and titles that start with the letter “A”.

Amr Waked

Amr Waked on 'The Marriott Cell'

Lucy star Amr Waked explains why he was drawn to the adaptation of Mohamed Fahmy’s jail memoir The Marriott Cell and discusses upcoming films.

How one US distributor scored 35 César nominations

Cohen Media Group talks acquiring European Oscar and César hopefuls and its expansion into exhibition.

brimstone

New Sparta Films: strength in numbers

New Sparta Films MD Nicki Hattingh reveals the company’s roadmap for future growth.

Rafi Pitts

Berlin Q&A: Rafi Pitts, 'Soy Nero'

The Iranian film-maker discusses his competition entry about ‘Green Card soldiers’ and living in exile from his home country.

Gianfanco Rosi

Berlin Q&A: Gianfranco Rosi, 'Fire At Sea'

Screen spoke to the director about the unique process of making his documentary about the migrant crisis, and how he didn’t emerge from the process unscathed.  

Gina Abatemarco

Berlin Q&A: Gina Abatemarco, 'Kivalina'

Food and the environment are at the heart of Gina Abatemarco’s work, as Tiffany Pritchard learns in the director’s first feature-length documentary that screens in the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema section on Friday. 

Barakah Meets Barakah

Film-maker calls for Saudi cinemas to show his film

Saudi film-maker Mahmoud Sabbagh challenges Saudi authorities to show his film in cinemas.

Tomer and Barak Heymann

Berlin: Tomer and Barak Heymann on 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

Documentary duo reveal how they found a story of music and courage.

Vincent Perez

Berlin Q&A: Vincent Perez, 'Alone In Berlin'

Arthouse favourite and fixture of period dramas such as Cyrano De Bergerac and La Reine Margot, Vincent Perez has moved steadily towards directing since his 1992 short L’échange.

Steve Coogan

Berlin Q&A: Steve Coogan, 'Shepherds And Butchers'

Comedian and film star Steve Coogan plays a crusading lawyer taking on a seemingly unwinnable case in Apartheid era South Africa in Oliver Schmitz’s Shepherds And Butchers (sold at EFM by West End Films).

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