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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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nightingale

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Having starred in films like Jack Reacher and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, UK-born David Oyelowo talks to Elbert Wyche about his lead role in Nightingale, which premiered at the LA Film Festival in June.

We Are Monster

We Are Monster, Leeshon Alexander

Ahead of the world premiere in Edinburgh of We Are Monster, writer and star Leeshon Alexander talked to Screen about bringing a harrowing true story back into the public eye.

Maleficent

VFX on Maleficent

Digital Domain’s Kelly Port tells Elbert Wyche how he created technical processes to produce the stellar effects for Disney’s fantasy blockbuster Maleficent.

LipSync Post at 30

LipSync Post celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has invested in more than 50 feature films. Wendy Mitchell talks to financial director Norman Merry about the company’s flexibility and the diversity of its work.

Schedule 2: stand and deliver

Schedule 2, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened a New York outpost, makes sure films are seen at their very best. Michael Rosser meets Rebecca Hawkes, chief of the ‘technical police’.

IMAX

IMAX: big and bigger

IMAX is set for a huge summer, continuing its global expansion. Wendy Mitchell talks to company executives Andrew Cripps and Greg Foster.

Big Game

Altitude Film Entertainment: raising the game

Altitude’s joint CEO, Andy Mayson, tells Wendy Mitchell about how the company has expanded smartly and why distribution is the next focus.

The Guest

Icon Film Distribution: on target

After investment eight months ago, the relaunched Icon Film Distribution is ready to fill a gap in the UK distribution market. CEO Ian Dawson talks to Wendy Mitchell about the team and its new slate

True Detective

Anonymous Content: dramatic leanings

Ahead of Karlovy Vary’s tribute to Anonymous Content, CEO Steve Golin tells Jeremy Kay about how his company is finding its niche as talent continues to migrate from film to television drama.

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, Recommended By Enrique

The neo-noir premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 13 and plays again on June 17 and tells of a young actress and an aging cowboy in a small Texan town on the Mexican border. Emmanuelle Charlier saddles up.

Cheap Thrills

E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills

Ian Sandwell talks to the US film-maker about his feature directorial debut.

John Boorman

John Boorman, Queen and Country

Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the English film-maker about the sequel to his autobiographical feature Hope and Glory.

Pierre Ange Le Pogam

Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Grace of Monaco

When veteran producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam first came to Cannes in the 1970s, he slept in a tent. Some 40 years later, the former Gaumont and EuropaCorp exec is on the Croisette with his fledgling company Stone Angels and opening night film Grace Of Monaco. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

CANNES: The French collection

Despite increasing pressures on the funding of French film, local producers are bringing an exciting selection of projects to Cannes. Interviews by Melanie Goodfellow.

Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson

Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson, Epic Pictures

Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson tell Jeremy Kay about the nimble manoeuvres of Epic Pictures,  and how the company builds a diverse slate on the back of undead beavers and giant spiders.

Edward Noeltner

Edward Noeltner, Cinema Management Group

Cinema Management Group’s Ed Noeltner tells Jeremy Kay about the company’s evolution and its success with independent animations.

David Cross

David Cross: Hits maker

The US comedian and writer discusses Hits, his directorial debut about celebrity and the YouTube generation.

Brand New-U

Janine Marmot, Hot Property Films

The two-time BAFTA-winning producer discusses one of her production company’s busiest years to date and Cannes-bound thriller Brand New-U.

Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier, Blue Ruin

The Brooklyn-based filmmaker talks about how his revenge thriller, released in the UK this weekend, came close to being his swansong.

Lou Howe

Tribeca: Lou Howe, Gabriel

Lou Howe, who studied film at Harvard and AFI, had his directorial debut Gabriel starring Rory Caulkin selected to open Tribeca’s World Narrative Feature competition.

Trevor Groth and John Cooper

Sundance London: John Cooper and Trevor Groth

As Sundance London kicks off, organisers John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk film highlights, Robert Redford and the “nuts and bolts” of filmmaking.

Gareth Evans on set of The Raid 2

Gareth Evans, The Raid 2

The Welsh film-maker talks to Ian Sandwell about the action sequel and teases The Raid 3.

Tribeca 2014: discovery channels

Tribeca Film Festival programmers Frédéric Boyer and Genna Terranova talk to Jeremy Kay about championing international and American gems.

Molinare

Molinare: making the grade

Following its 2012 restructuring, post-production firm Molinare has a sharpened focus on high-end TV drama as well as feature film post work, and is readying itself for growth. Wendy Mitchell reports

Gomorrah

The Weinstein Company: stirring drama

As The Weinstein Company ramps up its scripted TV productions and acquisitions, Andreas Wiseman talks to the executives behind the push.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas: a global touch

Veteran producer Jeremy Thomas talks to Wendy Mitchell about the highlights of his 40-year career and looks excitedly to the future, ahead of a BFI Southbank retrospective.

Agents of change

Agents have an increasingly important role in the film and TV industries. At a Screen-hosted roundtable, Wendy Mitchell and Andreas Wiseman asked some of the UK’s key players how agenting is changing.

Secret Cinema's Grand ambitions

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was brought to life with huge success by Secret Cinema. Ian Sandwell looks at how the event came together and the reasons for its popularity.

Pang Ho Cheung

Pang Ho Cheung, Aberdeen

Film-maker Pang Ho Cheung talks to Liz Shackleton about HKIFF opening film Aberdeen, which looks at the contradictions of Hong Kong society

Janet Pierson

Janet Pierson, Rebecca Feferman, SXSW

In the run-up to SXSW 2014, head of SXSW film Janet Pierson and head of film media relations and programmer Rebecca Feferman sat down with Screen to talk about international cinema, the golden years of TV and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Beauty and the Beast

Christophe Gans, Beauty and the Beast

The French filmmaker and leading lady Léa Seydoux talk about the latest adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s Silver Bear winner Boyhood has been 12 years in the making.

Jennifer Connelly talks Aloft

Actress talks to Geoffrey Macnab about her role in Claudia Llosa’s Berlin competition entry and Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming epic.

Robert Redford

Robert Redford & Wim Wenders, Cathedrals of Culture

3D project receives its world premiere on Feb 12 in the Berlinale Special sidebar.

Yann Demange

Yann Demange, '71

Director Yann Demange talks to Andreas Wiseman about his debut feature ’71, which plays in Competition at Berlin.

After the Dance

Roads Entertainment: ready for take-off

Roads Entertainment has an intriguing backstory and is building a promising slate. Andreas Wiseman talks to producer Alan Maher about the new Dublin-based film and TV company.

Emma Comley and Sadie Frost

Blonde To Black Pictures: girls on fire

Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s Blonde To Black Pictures ramps up its slate with Buttercup Bill and Set The Thames On Fire.

Despicable Me 2

Chris Meledandri, Illumination Entertainment

The founder of Illumination Entertainment tells Wendy Mitchell about the wild success of Gru and the minions, and what other original stories are in the pipeline.

Next Goal Wins

Making Next Goal Wins

Directors Mike Brett and Steve Jamison and producer Kristian Brodie make their feature debuts with Next Goal Wins, an uplifting documentary about the American Samoa football team. Wendy Mitchell meets the team

Ron Howard

Ron Howard, Rush

Ron Howard talks about the challenges and rewards of returning to independent film-making with Formula 1 character study Rush. He also tells Wendy Mitchell about the adventure of his new film Heart Of The Sea.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

For The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of his Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson had the tricky task of bringing the story’s raging, intelligent dragon to life. He tells John Hazelton about how the second film brings certain freedoms.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

In service of The Butler

Pulling together the financing for an epic about the civil-rights movement was not easy, but Lee Daniels’ box-office hit The Butler has challenged conventional wisdom about audiences for African-American and political stories. John Hazelton reports.

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.

Andrew Rossi

Andrew Rossi, Ivory Tower

Director Andrew Rossi takes on the rising debt crisis in his documentary film Ivory Tower, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and opens in the US on June 13 through Samuel Goldwyn. Elbert Wyche reports.

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, Recommended By Enrique

The neo-noir premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 13 and plays again on June 17 and tells of a young actress and an aging cowboy in a small Texan town on the Mexican border. Emmanuelle Charlier saddles up.

Cheap Thrills

E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills

Ian Sandwell talks to the US film-maker about his feature directorial debut.

Fred Schepisi and Curtis Burch

Curtis Burch, Words And Pictures

Producer Curtis Burch talks to Elbert Wyche about financing the film, the need for more character-based films in Hollywood, surprises from the cast and his plans for the future.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Winter Sleep

The Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is glad to be back in Cannes, where he has a happy history. He won the Grand Jury Prize in 2002 for Distant and in again 2011 for Once Upon A Time In Anatolia and a Best Director Award in 2008 for Three Monkeys.

Thomas Cailley

Thomas Cailley, Love At First Fight

“It’s more than the army - it’s the theme of survival” that interests Thomas Cailley in his Director’s Fortnight entry Love at First Fight (Les Combattants).

David Robert Mitchell

David Robert Mitchell, It Follows

The New York based director delivers a buzzy thriller with his second trip to Cannes.

Saint Laurent

Gaspard Ulliel talks about his YSL tranformation

The actor/model talks about working on Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent.

Kanu Behl

Kanu Behl, Titli

Mumbai-based filmmaker Kanu Behl is making his feature debut with Titli, about the youngest member of a car-jacking brotherhood attempting to escape his oppressive family.

John Boorman

John Boorman, Queen and Country

Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the English film-maker about the sequel to his autobiographical feature Hope and Glory.

Fabrice du Welz

Fabrice du Welz, Alleluia

Having had his debut feature Calvaire selected for Critics’ Week in 2004, Fabrice du Welz returns to Cannes with Alleluia in Directors’ Fortnight.

Bridging Sarajevo’s past

The omnibus feature film The Bridges Of Sarajevo, consisting of 13 short films by 13 European directors, will have its world premiere as a Cannes Special Screening on Thursday.

Gael Garcia Bernal in Forsaken

Cuarons go from space to desert with Forsaken

“Forsaken is a story of survival,” says director Jonas Cuaron of his Mexico-France thriller that recently wrapped in Baja, California.

Dean DeBlois in Cannes

Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon 2

Dean DeBlois’ dragon-flying sequel How To Train Your Dragon 2 takes a bolder, braver approach than the first in the trilogy - bringing heavier topics to the table that according to DeBlois, “have made some people very nervous.”

Kristian Levring

Kristian Levring, The Salvation

Kristian Levring tells Wendy Mitchell about the inspiring process of making The Salvation, a ‘Western that’s a myth about Westerns’

Andrew Hulme

Andrew Hulme, Snow In Paradise

The veteran editor talks about moving into the director’s chair with his story set in London’s East End.

The Darker Than Midnight team in Cannes

Sebastiano Riso, Darker Than Midnight

Italian director Sebastiano Riso’s debut feature Darker Than Midnight - about a gay teenager living on the streets of the Sicilian city of Catania to escape a violent father who disapproves of his girlish looks - is premiering in Critics’ Week. Rai Trade handles sales.

Alice Rohrwacher

Alice Rohrwacher, The Wonders

Thirty-two year-old Italian director Alice Rohrwacher returns to the Croisette with Competition entry The Wonders (Le Meraviglie), a coming-of-age story set in the Italian countryside. 

David Michod

David Michod, The Rover

The director talks about the “incredible beauty and incredible menace” of Australia.

The Go Go Boys at Cannes 2014

The Go-go Boys hit the big screen

Veteran Israeli producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hit the Palais des Festivals this evening for the Cannes Classics premiere of Hilla Medalia’s documentary The Go-go Boys, charting the rise and fall of their infamous indie studio the Cannon Group.

Mike_LEIGH

Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh returns to the Croisette for a fifth time with his biggest-canvas film to date, a biopic of British Romantic painter JMW Turner, who was known as the ‘painter of light’.

Celine Sciamma

Celine Sciamma, Girlhood

Céline Sciamma talks to Melanie Goodfellow about her Directors’ Fortnight opener Girlhood, about teenage girls in Paris.

Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

“It’s the kind of film that’s very funny until it’s not funny,” says Bennett Miller of his US competition entry Foxcatcher, backed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Columbia Pictures.

Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz

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

The sibling film-making duo talk to Sarah Cooper about the third film in their trilogy, which screens in Directors’ Fortnight.

Neighbors

Nicholas Stoller, Neighbors

Nicholas Stoller is the director of such films as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement and Get Him To The Greek, which he also co-wrote. He is also the screenwriter of Fun With Dick And Jane, Yes Man and this year’s Muppets Most Wanted.

Evzen and Deborah Kolar

Evzen Kolar and Deborah Kolar, Never Walk Alone

LA-based Czech producer Evzen Kolar and his wife, marketing strategist Deborah Kolar, who grew up in Ireland, had been looking for an opportunity to work together ever since they produced The Boys & Girl From County Clare in 2003. Then Never Walk Alone came along.

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes

Renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami talks to Emmanuelle Charlier about his feature directorial debut, a two-part tale about a fatherless youngster in a post-Fukushima world who relocates with this mother to the countryside where he discovers a strange creature.

Edward Walson

Edward Walson, producer

When he’s not being president and owner of New Jersey-based cable company Service Electric Broadband Cable TV, Edward Walson, son of cable pioneer John Walson Sr, produces and finances films like Blue Jasmine through his Sunrider Productions.

Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad

Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As the superhero sequel looks set to cross $225m at the global box office by the end of the weekend, Screen speaks to the producers about the rise of the superhero movie and the future of Spider-Man.

Virunga

Q&A: Orlando von Einseidel, Virunga

Screen speaks to the British filmmaker about his documentary following a group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world’s mountain gorillas.

Q&A: The Voices

SUNDANCE LONDON: Actors Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton were joined by director Marjane Satrapi to talk about their comedy horror, The Voices.

Onur Tukel

Onur Tukel, Summer of Blood

TRIBECA: North Carolina-born filmmaker Onur Tukel’s Manhattan and Brooklyn-set black comedy Summer of Blood is a novel twist on relationship angst, where the selfish needs of a vampire align with those of New York City bachelor.

Lou Howe

Tribeca: Lou Howe, Gabriel

Lou Howe, who studied film at Harvard and AFI, had his directorial debut Gabriel starring Rory Caulkin selected to open Tribeca’s World Narrative Feature competition.

1971

Tribeca: Johanna Hamilton, 1971

‘Secret FBI’ project took careful research and interview skills.

David Cross

Q&A: Hits, David Cross

SUNDANCE LONDON: Comedian David Cross on his directorial debut and stepping back from acting.

David Wain, They Came Together

SUNDANCE LONDON: At the European premiere of the rom-com spoof, director David Wain answered questions about the casting, the acrobatic sex scene and ‘that’ grandma moment.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Q&A: The Trip to Italy

SUNDANCE LONDON: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discuss the sequel to their foodie road trip comedy.

Michael Fassbender

Q&A: Frank

SUNDANCE LONDON: Michael Fassbender reveals why he chose a role played entirely under a mask and Jon Ronson talks about how the script changed over time.

Francois Truffart

François Truffart, COLCOA

As the 18th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) gathers pace, Elbert Wyche speaks to executive producer and artistic director François Truffart about the state of French cinema and his efforts to promote awareness in the US.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux talks Cannes 2014 selections

The festival’s artistic director discusses his selection and why he put Zhang Yimou’s film out of competition, how he has yet to see the final cut of Abel Ferrara’s latest work and why he will not broach the subject of women at the festival right now.

Amina Dasmal

Amina Dasmal, producer, The Double

The only Emirati working in the international film industry, Amina Dasmal and her business partner Robin Fox produced Richard Ayoade’s The Double, which premiered at Toronto last year and is currently rolling out across Europe.

Arianne Benedetti

Arianne Benedetti, Panama film commissioner

With the third International Film Festival Of Panama underway, Panamanian film industry director and film commissioner Arianne Benedetti talks to Jeremy Kay about beaches, jungles, Quantum Of Solace and her country’s ambitious film industry.

Laleh

Essy Niknejad, Laleh

US-based, Iran-born Essy Niknejad tells Jakob Fudge how he travelled back to the country of his birth to shoot the story of Laleh Seddigh, the 2006 Iranian racing champion who prevailed in a male-dominated sport only to be subsequently banned by racing authorities.

HAF

Filmart 2014: HAF profiles

Profiles of projects from the 12th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick

Lucy Fisher, producer, Divergent

Lucy Fisher is the former vice-chairman of Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group and evp of worldwide production at Warner Bros and runs Red Wagon Entertainment with husband and business partner Doug Wick.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn

Chinn cousins switch on Lightbox

With two Oscars under his belt for Man On Wire and Searching For Sugar Man, Simon Chinn has, in his own words, had a “good run” at producing theatrical feature documentaries for his London-based production company Red Box Films.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, RADiUS

The co-presidents of distributor RADiUS talk about their love of documentary, the success of Oscar-nominated films 20 Feet From Stardom and Cutie And The Boxer, and their future plans.

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty

The director of the Oscar-nominated Italian film talks about shooting in Rome and his leading man, Toni Servillo.

Mace Neufeld

Mace Neufeld, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Mace Neufeld has produced all five films in the Jack Ryan franchise – The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger and The Sum Of All Fears and now Jack Ryan: Shadow Recuit. The producer talks to Elbert Wyche.

Igor Shteyrenberg

Igor Shteyrenberg, Miami Jewish Film Festival

On the eve of the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), director Igor Shteyrenberg talks Woody Allen and Ida.

Mo Brothers

Timo Tjahjanto, Killers

Timo Tjahjanto – one half of the Mo Brothers with (non-sibling) Kimo Stamboel – talks to Jeremy Kay on the eve of the Sundance world premiere of Killers and explains why the filmmakers are going their separate ways.

Aj Edwards

AJ Edwards, The Better Angels

AJ Edwards has worked on four Terrence Malick films and edited To The Wonder. He talks to Jeremy Kay about his feature directorial debut, The Better Angels.

Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard, The Guest

The fast-rising filmmaker talks to Elbert Wyche about paying homage to the masters and his desire to break – albeit briefly – from the confines of genre filmmaking.

Berit Madsen, SEPIDEH - Reaching For The Stars

The director talks to Jeremy Kay about her Sundance World Documentary selection about an Iranian girl who dreams of becoming an astronomer despite strong family pressure.

Jeff Baena, Life After Beth

The 36-year-old director talks to Jeremy Kay about the American Zoetrope zombie drama.

Hong Khaou, Lilting

Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2013 Hong Khaou tells Jeremy Kay how he drew on the dramatic experiences of his Cambodian refugee family to come up with Lilting.

Thomas Balmès, Happiness

Thomas Balmès made a name for himself with the 2010 documentary Babies and returns with his first Sundance entry, Happiness.

Lenny Abrahamson

Lenny Abrahamson, Frank

On the eve of Frank’s Sundance premiere, Screen talks to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson about getting a different kind of performance from Michael Fassbender in that giant fake head.

Web Junkie

Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia, Web Junkie

Elbert Wyche talks to the Israeli film-makers about their Sundance World Cinema Documentary selection.

Stuart Murdoch

Stuart Murdoch, God Help The Girl

The Scottish musician talks to Wendy Mitchell about his feature directorial debut.

Natalia Smirnoff

Natalia Smirnoff, Lock Charmer

Jeremy Kay talks to the Argentinian director about her Sundance World Cinema Dramatic entry.

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, Difret

The Ethiopian filmmaker talks to Elbert Wyche about his World Cinema Dramatic selection. Angelina Jolie serves as executive producer and presenter on Difret, which will screen in Berlin’s Panorama section in February.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Jeremy Kay speaks to the Harvard graduate about the feature version of his prize-winning 2013 short.

JC Chandor, All Is Lost

The director talks to Jeremy Kay about why he knew Robert Redford was right for the challenging lead role in All Is Lost.

Kristijonas Vildziunas & Uljana Kim, Seneca's Day

Martin Blaney talks to the director and producer of Seneca’s Day, winner of the best pitch award at the 2013 Baltic Event.

Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

Hugh Jackman, Prisoners

Hugh Jackman took on darkest role yet for Prisoners’ Keller Dover, he tells Jeremy Kay.

Laila Marrakchi

Laila Marrakchi, Rock The Casbah

The Moroccan filmmaker talks to Geoffrey Macnab about her new family drama, which received a gala screening at DIFF.

Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania, Challat Of Tunis

Louise Tutt talks to the Tunisian writer and director about her second feature, which screened in the Arab Muhr Feature Competition at DIFF.

Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan, Factory Girl

Liz Shackleton talks to Mohamed Khan about his romantic drama, which received a gala screening at DIFF.

Mostofa S. Farooki

Mostofa S. Farooki, Ant Story

After winning a special mention last year for Television, the Bangladeshi filmmaker returns to DIFF with Ant Story.

Mahmoud Kaabour

Mahmoud Kaabour, Champ of the Camp

The Lebanese filmmaker talks to Liz Shackleton about his documentary, which premiered at DIFF.

Man Of Tai Chi

Keanu Reeves, Man Of Tai Chi

Keanu Reeves talks to Screen about his directorial debut, the joys of playing a villain and his love of martial arts in film. 

Bryan Tyler

Brian Tyler, composer, Thor: The Dark World

Composer Brian Tyler talks to ELBERT WYCHE about his musical process and how scoring Thor: The Dark World was a dream come true.

Cas and Dylan

Richard Dreyfuss, Mark Montefiore: Cas & Dylan

Screen speaks to Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and producer Mark Montefiore about Jason Priestley’s directorial debut.

John Pilger

John Pilger, Utopia

Veteran journalist and BAFTA-winning filmmaker John Pilger returns to the screen with new documentary Utopia, about the plight of indigenous Australians.

George Sluizer

George Sluizer, Dark Blood

The director talks about completing Dark Blood, which halted production following the death of lead actor River Phoenix.

Alexandros Avranas

Alexandros Avranas, Miss Violence

Screen speaks to the Venice winner about his unsettling drama.

Roger Hill, Flying Paper

In their film Flying Paper, political documentarian Roger Hill and co-director Nitin Sawhney travelled to the Kite Festival in Gaza in summer 2010 to shoot a world record kite-flying attempt.

Anup Singh

Anup Singh, Qissa: The Tale Of A Lonely Ghost

The first film to shoot under the India-Germany co-production treaty, Anup Singh’s Qissa: The Tale Of A Lonely Ghost recently won the NETPAC award at the Toronto International Film Festival and is now screening in Busan’s A Window On Asian Cinema section.

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, Devil’s Knot

Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot, which premiered at Toronto, is making the rounds of European festivals in San Sebastian and Zurich this week. In Zurich, Egoyan talked about the film at a press conference.

Paula van der Ouest

Paula van der Oest, director

The Oscar nominee talks about her career during the Binger-Screen International interview in Utrecht.

Namit Malhotra

Namit Malhotra, Prime Focus

Jeremy Kay talks to the founder of one of the world’s leading effects and post houses about their work on the likes of Gravity and World War Z.

Omar

Hany Abu-Assad, Omar

The Oscar-nominated director discusses the first film fully-financed and produced out of Palestine, his remarkable debut actors, the film market and future projects.

Rush

Daniel Brühl and Niki Lauda, Rush

After Sunday’s (September 8) gala presentation North American premiere at Roy Thompson Hall, Rush star Daniel Brühl and Niki Lauda sat down with Jeremy Kay to talk about the film. Lauda flew in to attend the premiere.

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Joel Edgerton, Felony

Sandy George talks to Joel Edgerton about his new film, Felony, which premieres at Toronto.

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners/Enemy

French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve talks to Sarah Cooper about his busy two years making Prisoners and Enemy, which are both playing at Toronto.

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade, The Double

British director Richard Ayoade is in Toronto with the world premiere of his second feature as a director, The Double.

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Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, The Last of Robin Hood

Elbert Wyche talks to Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland about their new film, The Last of Robin Hood, which will receive its world premiere in Toronto on Sept 6.

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Colin Geddes, TIFF Midnight Madness

Jeremy Kay talks to the head of TIFF’s Midnight Madness strand ahead of its 25th anniversary.

Lil Bub

Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner talk Lil Bub

If you don’t yet know the Internet’s most famous cat, Tribeca award winner Lil Bub & Friendz hits the web today.

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