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.
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.
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.
Dutch director Paul Verhoeven describes how it feels to represent France for the foreign-language Oscar with his latest feature, Elle.
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.
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.
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.
With Marco Müller as festival director, the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao (Dec 8-13) intends to make a big splash.
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.
Wrestling with Bertrand Blier’s 1974 comedy Les Valseuses, John Turturro had a flash of inspiration for his sixth directorial outing, Going Places.
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.
For his 20th feature, Past Life, film-maker Avi Nesher examines how a father’s complicated past haunts his family.
The Spanish film-maker, who has the Jurassic World sequel next, discusses blending reality with fantasy elements in his third feature.
Co-founders Rachel Robey and Al Clark talk about their latest feature, which plays in LFF’s First Feature competition.
Tammy H. Nam, CEO of global streaming service Viki.com, explains how the site’s avid community of subtitling fans is helping content to travel and break emerging talent.
Indian film-maker talks about his narrative debut, which premiered in Busan’s New Currents competition, and the state of filmmaking in northeast India.
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.
Singaporean director discusses his prison drama, which premiered at Cannes and is Singapore’s submission to this year’s Oscar race.
Director discusses his Kara Wai-starring action thriller, which world premieres in Busan.
Director Zhang discusses the project’s origins and shooting on a tight schedule.
Una premeired at Telluride and will play in Official Competition at LFF next month.
In her first edition as solo director, Kang Soo-youn talks to Jean Noh about putting BIFF together in turbulent times.
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.
The founder of the inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival and his friend, director of programming, preview this week’s event.
EXCLUSIVE: UK cinema and distribution group plans Aldgate, Hoxton venues; acquires Venice hit Heal The Living.
LBJ star talks politics, playing chess with Václav Havel and the possibility of donning Lycra.