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See-Saw: how to sustain a red-hot production company


See-Saw co-founders Iain Canning and Emile Sherman tell Matt Mueller what goes into sustaining one of the industry’s hottest independent production houses.

Sebastian Lelio

Berlin Q&A: Sebastián Lelio talks 'A Fantastic Woman'


A Fantastic Woman premiered in competition at the Berlinale. Scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics at the start of the festival, the film has won Berlin’s Teddy Award for LGBT-themed films.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann', 'Elle' producer Michel Merkt: 'I need a new challenge on every project'


The name of producer Michel Merkt, whose credits include foreign-language Oscar nominee and festival sensation Toni Erdmann, is little-known internationally. And that’s how he likes it, he tells Melanie Goodfellow.

I Married A Dumbass

Argentina focus: How Patagonik drove record admissions in 2016


Patagonik is not only Argentina’s leading production outfit but one of the world’s most exciting film companies. Artistic director Juan Vera talks to Jeremy Kay.

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Justin Timberlake talks 'Trolls' and updates on 'Spinning Gold'


The actor-musician is up against La La Land and Moana for this year’s original song Oscar with ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ from Trolls.

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Berlin: Kitty Green and James Schamus on doc 'Casting JonBenet'


Documentary was pre-bought by Netflix ahead of its premiere at Sundance.

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Berlin: The story behind Philippe Mora doc 'Monsieur Mayonnaise'


The film chronicles Mad Dog Morgan director Mora’s family history, including his father’s time in the French Resistance.

Trudie Styler

Trudie Styler talks directing 'Freak Show' ahead of Berlin premiere


Alex Lawther stars in the story of a teenager who, despite attending an ultra-conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

The Queen Of Spain

Fernando Trueba on reviving Penelope Cruz's Macarena Granada for 'Queen Of Spain'


Trueba’s Queen Of Spain features in this year’s Berlinale Special programme.

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Berlin Q&A: Raoul Peck, 'The Young Karl Marx'


I Am Not Your Negro director talks Karl Marx and Hollywood diversity.

Josh O Connor and Alec Secareanu in Gods Own Country

'God's Own Country' director Francis Lee talks Sundance hit


Francis Lee, winner of the best director prize in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition, talks to Wendy Mitchell about God’s Own Country, screening in Berlin’s Panorama.


Participant Media's David Linde talks international expansion


US production powerhouse CEO talks to Jeremy Kay about the impact the company’s new deal with Lionsgate International will have on its strategy.


'Django' star Reda Kateb talks Berlin opener, Trump, minorities


French actor talks playing Django Reinhardt, the future of nomadic cultures and why he’s not worried about an impending trip to the US. 

The Crown

Peter Morgan updates on series two and three of 'The Crown'


Showrunner explains recasting the show and why working with Netflix is “liberating”.


Lionsgate UK talks 'La La Land', bold 'Valerian' plan and ways to boost UK film


High on the success of La La Land, Lionsgate UK and Europe CEO Zygi Kamasa tells Andreas Wiseman about his bold plans for Valerian, a move into TV and why he still believes in flexible ticket pricing.


Viola Davis on taking 'Fences' from stage to screen


Davis and Denzel Washington talk to Elbert Wyche about their lasting impressions of the Oscar-nominated Fences - first on stage and now on film.


IFFR Tiger directors: Affonso Uchoa and João Dumans on 'Aráby'


Film focuses in on the life of a marginalised worker in contemporary Brazil.

Quality Time

IFFR Tiger directors: Daan Bakker on 'Quality Time'


Irreverent Dutch comedy subtitled ‘A Film in Five Parts’.


IFFR Tiger directors: kogonada on 'Columbus'


This stylised coming-of-age movie is set amongst the modernist architecture of Columbus, Indiana.

Sister Of Mine

IFFR Tiger directors: Pedro Aguilera on 'Sister Of Mine (Demonios sus ojos)'


Film features drugs, bondage, voyeurism and sibling incest.

Light Thereafter

IFFR Tiger Directors: Konstantin Bojanov, ‘Light Thereafter’


Birmingham-set film follows a second-generation immigrant who embarks on a road trip to find a legendary French painter.

The Burglar

IFFR Tiger directors: Hagar Ben-Asher talks 'The Burglar'


New film from Israeli film-maker Hagar Ben-Asher revolves around a lonely girl whose life is turned around after her apartment is burgled.

Sexy Durga

IFFR Tiger directors: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on Malayalam drama 'Sexy Durga'


Emerging Indian writer-director talks largely improvised female-focused road movie, which is world premiering in Rotterdam.

I Love Dick

Jill Soloway talks new Amazon series and "scary" Donald Trump


The Emmy-winning creator of Transparent won the directing award at Sundance 2013 for her debut feature Afternoon Delight and talks about her return to Park City with the first three episodes of the Amazon Studios series I Love Dick.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart discusses her directing debut at Sundance


The celebrated actor called her Sundance short “a full-frontal heartbreak movie”.


Villeneuve, producers on the making of $50m sci-fi 'Arrival'


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.


Denzel Washington talks Golden Globe winner 'Fences'


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.

The Sense of An Ending

Michael Lerman, PSIFF artistic director


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.


Rebecca Hall on playing tragic reporter Christine Chubbuck: "I was really haunted by this one"


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

Bafta chief exec Amanda Berry talks eligibility shake-up, diversity push


Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.


Why costume design is so important in 'Allied'


UK costume designer Joanna Johnston explains how the clothing worn by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard reflects their characters’ dramatic arcs.

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Screenwriter Luke Davies on how he avoided the "bad path" with 'Lion'


Writer discusses collaborating with director Garth Davis and avoiding sentimentality on the awards-contending drama.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams on 'Manchester By The Sea': "I was afraid that I just wouldn’t measure up"


Michelle Williams packs a powerful punch in Kenneth Lonergan’s awards-season front-runner Manchester By The Sea, despite very limited screen time.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

How the 'Fantastic Beasts' VFX team created a world of amazing monsters


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.

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'Nocturnal Animals' cinematographer Seamus McGarvey talks the hardest sequence he's ever shot


For twice Oscar-nominated UK cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, working with Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals was an experience like no other.

20th Century Women

Annette Bening: "Good directors don’t say a lot"


The legendary actress discusses her role in Mike Mills’ critically acclaimed 20th Century Women.

My Scientology Movie

How Louis Theroux’s 'My Scientology Movie' conquered cinemas


Theroux, director John Dower and producer Simon Chinn tell Screen about making their “ambitious cinematic documentary”.

Fantastic Beasts

'Fantastic Beasts': why the New York sets were mostly built in Watford


Legendary Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig tells us how he built the world of Fantastic Beasts.

Legion Of Brothers

John Battsek talks Oscar-winning documentary career, future projects


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.

Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford 'Nocturnal Animals' interview: "I have a certain fear of the studio system"


Tom Ford reveals why his need for total creative control led him to self-fund second feature Nocturnal Animals.

Life, Animated

The story behind awards hopeful autism doc 'Life, Animated'


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 Great Wall

Zhang Yimou looking to make history with 'The Great Wall'


The director hopes ‘The Great Wall’ will be the first China-US co-production to achieve worldwide success.

Dawn Hudson

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson talks diversity, new voting rules a year on from #OscarsSoWhite


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.

Only Men Go To The Grave

Dubai Q&A: Abdulla Al Kaabi talks debut 'Only Men Go To The Grave'


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.

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Dubai Q&A: Iman Kamel talks 'Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc'


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.

White Sun

Dubai Q&A: Deepak Rauniyar on Nepalese drama 'White Sun'


Rauniyar tells Udita Jhunjhunwala about the renaissance in Nepali cinema following a period of civil war.


Dubai Q&A: Philippe Aractingi, 'Listen'


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.

Taylor Sheridan

How 'Sons Of Anarchy' actor Taylor Sheridan became one of Hollywood's hottest writers


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 on 'Hacksaw Ridge' and faith: "I’ll sort my stuff out, maybe in private"


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.


Robert Schenkkan on why 'Hacksaw Ridge' hero is antithesis of Donald Trump


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.