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The Survivalist

Stephen Fingleton talks 'The Survivalist'

The first-time director talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca Film Festival world premiere and post-apocalyptic drama based on his 2012 Blacklist screenplay.

Crocodile Gennadiy

Steve Hoover, 'Crocodile Gennadiy'

Steve Hoover talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca documentary on Gennadiy Mokhnenko’s work with vulnerable children in Ukraine.

Genna Terranova

Talking Tribeca

As the 14th annual New York jamboree kicks off, Jeremy Kay talks to festival director Genna Terranova (main picture), Tribeca Enterprises evp Paula Weinstein (centre) and director of short film programming and initiatives Sharon Badal about their work.

Ashby

Tony McNamara, 'Ashby'

Australian director Tony McNamara speaks to Nadia Tseng about his upcoming film, Ashby, set to premiere at Tribeca on April 19.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller, Beijing International Film Festival

Marco Mueller, general advisor to the Beijing International Film Festival, talks to Liz Shackleton about Chinese audiences, censorship and positioning the fledgling festival as a bridge between the China market and the rest of the world.

Deborah Rowland

Deborah Rowland: lifting the curtain on direct distribution

Founder of distribution and marketing consultancy We Are The Tonic discusses the future of direct film distribution.

Josef Wladyka

Josef Wladyka, ‘Manos Sucias’

Spike Lee liked what he saw in NYU film programme graduate Josef Wladyka’s story of estranged brothers in Colombia who mule a cocaine-filled torpedo up the Pacific Coast. Wladyka talks to Jeremy Kay.

Wolf At The Door

Fernando Coimbra, ‘Wolf At The Door’

US audiences finally get the chance to see Coimbra’s disturbing Rio-set drama inspired by the shocking ‘Beast Of Penha’ abduction and murder case in Brazil more than half a century ago.

Filmart 2015: Philip Yung, Port Of Call

Philip Yung talks to Silvia Wong about socially conscious storytelling and his HKIFF closing film Port Of Call.

Krzysztof Zanussi

Krzysztof Zanussi on Scorsese, censorship and his new film

Veteran Polish director talks to Geoffrey Macnab ahead of a major UK tour of restored Polish film classics, programmed by Martin Scorsese.

Filmart 2015: HKIFF's Roger Garcia on reaching a younger crowd

Hong Kong International Film Festival’s Roger Garcia tells Liz Shackleton about the efforts made to woo younger audiences

Mania Days

Paul Dalio, 'Mania Days'

NYU Tisch School Of the Arts and NYU graduate film-making alumnus Paul Dalio talks to Elbert Wyche about Mania Days, his debut feature that premieres in SXSW.

Garnets Gold

Ed Perkins, ‘The Lost Gold of the Highlands’

British director looks back at his Tribeca and Edinburgh-nominated documentary, from the producer of Searching For Sugar Man, ahead of its UK TV premiere.

Justin Lerner

Justin Lerner, 'The Automatic Hate'

UCLA film school grad Justin Lerner talks to Elbert Wyche about his SXSW debut and second directorial effort The Automatic Hate, which receives its world premiere on March 15.

Ron Nyswaner

Ron Nyswaner, 'She’s The Best Thing In It'

The Academy Award-nominated writer of Philadelphia talks about his latest rare foray into directing on the SXSW documentary about Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson.

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks, 'All Things Must Pass'

Ahead of his anticipated directorial debut at SXSW, Colin Hanks speaks to Nadia Tseng about his seven-year journey to make a documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records.

Charles Hood

Charles Hood, 'Night Owls'

After an eight-year hiatus, Nebraska native Charles Hood debuts his second feature Night Owls in SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight section. He tells Tiffany Pritchard about his return to action.

Janet Pierson

Janet Pierson on the identity of SXSW

SXSW’s head of film talks to Jeremy Kay about the upcoming edition, which starts today [March 13].

Howl

Paul Hyett, Howl

Ian Sandwell talks to the film-maker about his creature feature Howl, the follow-up to his FrightFest 2012 premiere The Seasoning House.

The Treatment

Glasgow FrightFest: into The Woods

Screen reports from the tenth Glasgow FrightFest, featuring interviews with The Woods Movie’s Russ Gomm and The Treatment’s Hans Herbots.

Manish Mundra

Manish Mundra on his finance, distribution plans

Although new to the business, Indian producer Manish Mundra has already backed films that have won prizes in Sundance and Berlin. He tells Liz Shackleton about his plans to finance and distribute content-driven Indian cinema.

Raja Sehgal

Oscars: Raja Sehgal talks sound mixing trailers

Sound designer Raja Sehgal reveals the skill behind sound mixing trailers for six out of the eight Best Picture nominations.

Life

Dane DeHaan, Life

Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert

The film-maker talks about his Berlin competition entry.

2015 European Shooting Stars at the TESIRO Golden Bear Lounge

European Shooting Stars 2015

Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.

Max Steel

Stewart Hendler, Max Steel

The director of Dolphin Films’ sci-fi action-adventure sci-fi based on the Mattel property stars Ben Witchell and Ana Villafañe and is the subject of a buyer screening at the EFM on February 6.

Andrew Haigh, 45 Years

Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years is a truthful story about an older couple. He tells Wendy Mitchell about the film’s thematic inspirations and working with the dream cast of Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, Going Clear

Alex Gibney’s recent Sundance documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief was the talk of Park City and has arrived in Berlin.

One Direction: Where We Are

Mark Foster, Arts Alliance

Arts Alliance CEO Mark Foster talks to Andreas Wiseman about the company’s diverse arts event cinema offerings, from opera to a One Direction concert film

Daughter of God

Fortitude International: plans for year two

The co-founders of Fortitude International, Nadine de Barros, Daniel Wagner and Robert Ogden Barnum, tell Jeremy Kay about their plans for year two

Sundance Project Syria VR

Sundance explores virtual reality

Over the course of the festival Sundance’s New Frontier Space explored 15 different gaming and virtual reality (VR) experiences that proved to be consistent crowd-pleasers.

Jeppe Ronde

Jeppe Ronde, Bridgend

The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which screens at the Goteborg International Film Festival, following its world premiere in Rotterdam.

Sanna Lenken

Sanna Lenken, My Skinny Sister

It is fitting that Swedish director Sanna Lenken’s debut feature, My Skinny Sister, should have its world premiere at Goteborg, given the filmmaker’s connections to the city.

Jorn Donner

Jorn Donner, Armi Alive!

For veteran Finnish director Jorn Donner, his latest project Armi Alive! - which world premieres as the closing film of the Goteborg International Film Festival - was much more than just another credit to add to his already long list.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.

Vanishing Point

Tiger directors: Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Vanishing Point

The Thai director talks about his feature inspired by his parents car accident, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The Project of the Century La obra del siglo

Tiger directors: Carlos M. Quintela, The Project of the Century

The Cuban director talks about his inter-generational drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Parabellum

Tiger directors: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Parabellum

The Austrian director talks about survivalist feature, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Dog Lady La Mujer de los Perros

Tiger directors: Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás, Dog Lady (La Mujer de los Perros)

The Argentine director and actress both talk about a woman who lives with a pack of dogs, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

RKSS Collective

RKSS Collective, Turbo Kid

Quebecois co-directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell tell Jeremy Kay about their Sundance entry, a retro-fuelled, post-apocalyptic romantic action-adventure complete with classic 1980s 3D toy the View-Master.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Mississippi Grind

The veteran Sundance co-writer-directors tell Tiffany Pritchard about their return to Park City with the Premieres selection about gambling pals on a trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

Benson Lee

Benson Lee, Seoul Searching

The Toronto-born child of Korean parents who left their homeland in the 1960s returns to Sundance after 1998 selection Miss Monday with a unique spin on the teen movie genre based on his own experiences.

Another Trip To The Moon

Tiger directors: Ismail Basbeth, Another Trip To The Moon

The Indonesian director talks about his magical surrealist film, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Tired Moonlight

Tiger directors: Britni West, Tired Moonlight

The US director talks about her tribute to small-town Montana, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Above and Below

Tiger directors: Nicolas Steiner, Above and Below

The Swiss director talks about “underground dwellers”, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Bridgend

Tiger directors: Jeppe Ronde, Bridgend

The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Videophilia And Other Viral Syndromes

Tiger directors: Juan Daniel F Molero, Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes)

The Peruvian director talks about his teen drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Norfolk

Tiger directors: Martin Radich, Norfolk

The British director talks about his father-son drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals how he broke down with emotion during his last day playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Elbert Wyche reports

Interstellar

The VFX of Interstellar

Double Negative’s Paul Franklin talks to Ian Sandwell about keeping the VFX for Interstellar grounded in reality while exploring the wonders of the universe

Crocodile Gennadiy

Steve Hoover, 'Crocodile Gennadiy'

Steve Hoover talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca documentary on Gennadiy Mokhnenko’s work with vulnerable children in Ukraine.

The Survivalist

Stephen Fingleton talks 'The Survivalist'

The first-time director talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca Film Festival world premiere and post-apocalyptic drama based on his 2012 Blacklist screenplay.

Genna Terranova

Talking Tribeca

As the 14th annual New York jamboree kicks off, Jeremy Kay talks to festival director Genna Terranova (main picture), Tribeca Enterprises evp Paula Weinstein (centre) and director of short film programming and initiatives Sharon Badal about their work.

Ashby

Tony McNamara, 'Ashby'

Australian director Tony McNamara speaks to Nadia Tseng about his upcoming film, Ashby, set to premiere at Tribeca on April 19.

Josef Wladyka

Josef Wladyka, ‘Manos Sucias’

Spike Lee liked what he saw in NYU film programme graduate Josef Wladyka’s story of estranged brothers in Colombia who mule a cocaine-filled torpedo up the Pacific Coast. Wladyka talks to Jeremy Kay.

Wolf At The Door

Fernando Coimbra, ‘Wolf At The Door’

US audiences finally get the chance to see Coimbra’s disturbing Rio-set drama inspired by the shocking ‘Beast Of Penha’ abduction and murder case in Brazil more than half a century ago.

Krzysztof Zanussi

Krzysztof Zanussi on Scorsese, censorship and his new film

Veteran Polish director talks to Geoffrey Macnab ahead of a major UK tour of restored Polish film classics, programmed by Martin Scorsese.

Mania Days

Paul Dalio, 'Mania Days'

NYU Tisch School Of the Arts and NYU graduate film-making alumnus Paul Dalio talks to Elbert Wyche about Mania Days, his debut feature that premieres in SXSW.

Justin Lerner

Justin Lerner, 'The Automatic Hate'

UCLA film school grad Justin Lerner talks to Elbert Wyche about his SXSW debut and second directorial effort The Automatic Hate, which receives its world premiere on March 15.

Ron Nyswaner

Ron Nyswaner, 'She’s The Best Thing In It'

The Academy Award-nominated writer of Philadelphia talks about his latest rare foray into directing on the SXSW documentary about Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson.

Charles Hood

Charles Hood, 'Night Owls'

After an eight-year hiatus, Nebraska native Charles Hood debuts his second feature Night Owls in SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight section. He tells Tiffany Pritchard about his return to action.

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks, 'All Things Must Pass'

Ahead of his anticipated directorial debut at SXSW, Colin Hanks speaks to Nadia Tseng about his seven-year journey to make a documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records.

Janet Pierson

Janet Pierson on the identity of SXSW

SXSW’s head of film talks to Jeremy Kay about the upcoming edition, which starts today [March 13].

The Treatment

Glasgow FrightFest: into The Woods

Screen reports from the tenth Glasgow FrightFest, featuring interviews with The Woods Movie’s Russ Gomm and The Treatment’s Hans Herbots.

Lluís Quílez

Lluís Quílez, Out Of The Dark

Award-winning short-film director Lluis Quilez tells Nadia Tseng about his next big step with his feature directorial debut on Participant Media’s Out Of The Dark starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.

Max Steel

Stewart Hendler, Max Steel

The director of Dolphin Films’ sci-fi action-adventure sci-fi based on the Mattel property stars Ben Witchell and Ana Villafañe and is the subject of a buyer screening at the EFM on February 6.

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, Going Clear

Alex Gibney’s recent Sundance documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief was the talk of Park City and has arrived in Berlin.

Sundance Project Syria VR

Sundance explores virtual reality

Over the course of the festival Sundance’s New Frontier Space explored 15 different gaming and virtual reality (VR) experiences that proved to be consistent crowd-pleasers.

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly, I Am Michael

Justin Kelly talks to Tiffany Pritchard about his feature directorial debut, the true story of Michael Glatze’s transition from gay to straight and the challenges he faced in tackling the controversial move. James Franco and Zachary Quinto star and Gus van Sant serves as executive producer.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Mississippi Grind

The veteran Sundance co-writer-directors tell Tiffany Pritchard about their return to Park City with the Premieres selection about gambling pals on a trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

RKSS Collective

RKSS Collective, Turbo Kid

Quebecois co-directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell tell Jeremy Kay about their Sundance entry, a retro-fuelled, post-apocalyptic romantic action-adventure complete with classic 1980s 3D toy the View-Master.

Benson Lee

Benson Lee, Seoul Searching

The Toronto-born child of Korean parents who left their homeland in the 1960s returns to Sundance after 1998 selection Miss Monday with a unique spin on the teen movie genre based on his own experiences.

Reversal

JM Cravioto, Reversal

The Mexican film-maker went to the same CUEC film school as Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki. His English-language debut premieres in Sundance in Park City At Midnight on January 23. Spoiler alert.

Mark Titus

Mark Titus, The Breach

In The Breach, Mark Titus examines depleted salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest and what is happening to reverse their decline.

Body

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, Body

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen tell Jeremy Kay about what makes them jump in the night and their Slamdance-bound story of three bored, stoned girls who head out to a vacant mansion.

The Dark Horse

James Napier Robertson, The Dark Horse

The New Zealander’s stirring true story has been one of the hits of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and stars a memorable Cliff Curtis as Genesis Potini, a bipolar Maori who used chess to improve the lives of thousands of Maori children.

El Clan

Pablo Trapero, El Clan

The Argentine wunderkind behind Carancho, White Elephant and Lion’s Den sat down with Jeremy Kay to discuss his latest film four weeks into production in Buenos Aires.

Mipo Oh

Mipo O, The Light Shines Only There

Elbert Wyche talks to O about her fourth feature, a pensive drama about a depressed man played by Go Ayano who is trying to escape his painful past.

Pantelis Voulgaris

Pantelis Voulgaris, Little England

The Brides director returns with Greece’s foreign language Oscar submission, the story of two sisters who harbour a terrible secret while spending their lives in love with the same man.

Oles Sanin

Oles Sanin, The Guide

The Ukrainian director’s epic has become a hit in its home country, selling more than 277,597 tickets in its first 25 days to overtake Fury at the box office.

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Champs

Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

Robert Jones & Wayne Marc Godfrey, The Fyzz Facility

The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey open up to Andreas Wiseman about their thriving production and finance company.

Javier Fuentes-Léon

Javier Fuentes-Léon, The Vanished Elephant

The LA-based writer-director came to attention outside his native Peru in 2010 when Undertow (Contracorriente) scooped an audience award at Sundance. Now he’s back with another meditation on reality, albeit one that inhabits the noir milieu.

Alessandra Priante

Alessandra Priante on Emirati cinema scene

Former Italian cultural attaché says cinema scene has evolved considerably in the last five years.

Nujoom Alghanem

Nujoom Alghanem, Sounds of the Sea

Emirati filmmaker and poet Nujoom Alghanem talks about her feature-length documentary Sounds of the Sea capturing a way of Emirati life that is dying out.

Jacqueline Lyanga

Jacqueline Lyanga, AFI FEST

The festival director talks about a few of the anticipated highlights at this year’s feast of global film, including a certain picture that is finally coming home after it was originally set to play the festival in 2013.

Nicolas Villareal

Nicolas Villarreal, Nieta

Nicolas Villarreal is on track for Oscar qualification with his second animated short Nieta, which has screened at multiple festivals including Cannes and Facets, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

Amr Waked

Amr Waked, El Ott

Mystical revenge thriller premiered in competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The Narcicyst

Hip-hop's Narcicyst on short film Rise

Iraqi-Canadian hip-hop and musician Yassin Alsalman, better known as The Narcicyst, is at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival with the short film Rise.

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli, Last Summer

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli’s debut drama Last Summer combines an impressive production team and cast with an intriguing premise.

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book Of Life

The Emmy-winning, Mexican-born director of TV animation makes his feature directorial debut on the Fox release – guided by none other than Guillermo del Toro.

Jon Fitzgerald

Jon Fitzgerald, Brad Parks, Hollywood Film Festival

After Jon Fitzgerald and Brad Parks’ philanthropic body Cinecause acquired the Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) in February of this year, the event has received a total make-over and now promotes socially conscious films.

Ivan Kavanagh

Ivan Kavanagh, The Canal

The director talks about Park Films’ deeply atmospheric Ireland/UK movie starring Rupert Evans, former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Antonia Campbell-Hughes and youngster Calum Heath.

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Kurmanjan Datka

Kurmanjan Datka is this year’s official foreign-language Oscar entry for Kyrgyzstan and recounts the story of one of the country’s most celebrated female leaders, who lived from 1811-1907.

Lee Yong-kwan

Lee Yong-kwan, Busan Film Festival

Lee Yong-kwan tells Jean Noh about Busan International Film Festival’s role in the international industry, the diverse, new voices of Asian cinema and the festival’s focus on safety and stability

Partho Sen-Gupta, Sunrise

Receiving its world premiere in BIFF’s New Currents competition, Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise tells the story of a police inspector whose daughter was kidnapped years ago when she was only six.

Szifron talks Wild Tales, new sci-fi film

The Argentine director talks about his hit Wild Tales and his ambitious sci-fi four-film project The Foreigner.

Michael R Roskam, Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini

Michael R Roskam, The Drop

The upcoming Belgian director talks to Screen about making the move to US films and working with stars like Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini.

Binger Screen Interview - Fernando Trueba

Fernando Trueba talks film career

Spanish Oscar-winning director, Fernando Trueba was the subject of the Binger/Screen International Interview at the Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht this weekend.

Gabe Ibanez

Gabe Ibáñez, Automata

Spanish director Gabe Ibáñez is in Zurich with star Antonio Banderas to present new sci-fi film Automata.

Get On Up Chadwick Boseman Tate Taylor

Tate Taylor, Get On Up

In Zurich opening night film Get On Up, US director Tate Taylor tells the story of legendary showman James Brown.

The Boxtrolls

Ben Kingsley, Travis Knight on The Boxtrolls

The Oscar-winning actor and Laika CEO, lead animator and producer talk about family feature The Boxtrolls.

Kent Jones

Kent Jones, New York Film Festival

The director and chair of the selection committee at NYFF talks to Jeremy Kay about why world premieres aren’t the name of the game, Martin Scorsese and a certain Edward Snowden documentary.

Yoav Goren in studio

Yoav Goren, Immediate Music

The work of Yoav Goren has been featured in movie trailers for The Wolverine, Rush, 47 Ronin and Star Trek: Into Darkness among many others. On September 12, Goren gives a talk entitled Trailer Music: New Trends/ Modern Techniques at the Production Music Conference in Los Angeles.

Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons

The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.

Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet, Learning To Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’

Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos

After making his directorial debut 16 years ago, Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with a period drama starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, Samba

The French directing duo follow up their huge hit Intouchables with Samba, starring Omar Sy as an African immigrant in Paris who falls in love with his immigration worker.

David Oelhoffen

David Oelhoffen, Far From Men

French director David Oelhoffen adapts Albert Camus’ short story The Guest into a survival story set during the Algerian War, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.

James Schamus

James Schamus on life after Focus

Schamus is working on screenplays including Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus of Nazareth and an adaptation of Philip Roth’s Indignation.

Jalmari Helander & Onni Tommila

Jalmari Helander & Onni Tommila, Big Game

Daniel Horowitz talks to the Finnish director and lead star of Midnight Madness premiere Big Game.

Boo Ji-young

Boo Ji-young, Cart

Boo Ji-young’s sophomore feature Cart is a topical tale of workers at a big-box retail store.

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Spring

The directing duo talk about their second feature, which premiered in the Vanguard section at Toronto.

Susanne Bier, A Second Chance

The Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker follows the romance Love Is All You Need with this darker tale of a detective (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who crosses a moral line after a family tragedy.

Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol, Good Kill

In Good Kill, Ethan Hawke plays a conflicted former fighter pilot now operating drones from a base in Las Vegas.

The Reach

Jean-Baptiste Léonetti, The Reach

Three years after his feature directorial debut Carré blanc played at the festival in 2011, the French director who made his name in commercials returns to Toronto with thriller The Reach.

Lone Scherfig

Lone Scherfig, The Riot Club

Danish director and Toronto regular Lone Scherfig (An Education) tackles the badly behaved British aristocracy in Laura Wade’s adaptation of her play Posh, about an infamous Oxford University dining club.

Baldvin Z

Baldvin Z, Life In A Fishbowl

Icelandic director Baldvin Z’s second feature interweaves the story of three very different characters struggling with modern life in Reykjavik.

Michael Winterbottom, The Face of an Angel

Michael Winterbottom talks about his genre-bending new film inspired loosely by the Amanda Knox-Meredith Kercher case.

Safdie Brothers

Joshua & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What

The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.

Cameron Bailey

Toronto: Cameron Bailey talks size and the Telluride policy

Toronto artistic director Cameron Bailey talks to Jeremy Kay about food trucks, not being a snob and the Tulluride policy

Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker: Editing is a misunderstood art

Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor talked Raging Bull, the move to digital and the art of cutting while at the Venice Film Festival where she has picked up a lifetime honour.

Naji Abu Nowar, Theeb

Premiering in Venice’s Orizzonti section, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb is a coming-of-age story about a young Bedouin boy who is forced to grow up fast following the death of his father and the arrival of a British army officer on a mysterious mission.

Guidance

Pat Mills, Guidance

The Ottawa-born, Ryerson University graduate tells Jeremy Kay why he was the perfect person to play a booze and drug-addled former child star who bluffs his way into a job as a high school guidance counsellor.

David Gordon Green in Venice

David Gordon Green, Manglehorn

The director chats about fables, gospel choirs, casting Harmony Korine and Al Pacino’s preparation process.

David_Mackenzie_Starred_Up

David Mackenzie, Starred Up

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.

Cherien Dabis

Cherien Dabis, May In The Summer

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.

Robert Englund

Robert Englund reveals Richard Attenborough influence

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.

John McNaughton

John McNaughton, The Harvest

Ian Sandwell talks to the American director about his first film in over a decade, The Harvest.

Luc Besson

Luc Besson, Lucy

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.

Suburban Gothic

Richard Bates, Jr. & Matthew Gray Gubler, Suburban Gothic

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

Mike Cahill, I Origins

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.

Noboru Iguchi at Fantasia

Noboru Iguchi, Live & Nuigulumar Z

Ian Sandwell talks to the Japanese film-maker about his two films screening at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem

The brother-and-sister filmmaking team talk about their drama set against the complicated divorce system in Israel.

Eran Riklis talks Dancing Arabs

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

Nadav Lapid

Nadav Lapid

The Kindergarten Teacher director talks about autobiographical inspirations, working with his mother, and his new film in Paris.

Richie Mehta

Richie Mehta, Siddharth

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.

Ana Lily Amirpour

Sundance Institute summer labs

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.

 Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Paris of the North

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.

Cherry Tobacco

Katrin & Andres Maimik, Cherry Tobacco

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.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, Tusk

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.

Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Kebab & Horoscope

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.

Steve James

Steve James, Life Itself

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.

Ben Rivers

Karlovy Vary: Ben Rivers

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.

Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane, Rocks In My Pockets

Rocks In My Pockets, the debut feature from respected animator Signe Baumane, will be the first animated feature ever to take part in the Karlovy Vary International Competition. Laurence Boyce spoke to her about the film.

Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson, Deliver Us From Evil

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.

Martin Provost

Martin Provost, Violette

Martin Provost’s French period drama Violette relates the story of author Violette Leduc and her relationship with Simone de Beauvoir. It stars Emmanuelle Devos and Sandrine Kiberlain and has just opened in Los Angeles ahead of a national roll-out.

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