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Peter Strickland talks Bjork and Burgundy

British director Peter Strickland talks about his first foray into concert films and his latest fiction feature, The Duke of Burgundy.

Mike Elliott, Emu Films

Emu Films’ Mike Elliott talks to Andreas Wiseman about the challenges - and rewards - of making the transition from respected AD to feature producer.

Lana Gogoberidze

Lana Gogoberidze, Salome Alexi

The daughter and granddaughter of Georgia’s first female director talk about their films, Day Is Longer Than Night and Felicita, which are screening in Busan showcase ‘The Power of Georgian Women Filmmakers’.

Li Xiaofeng

Li Xiaofeng, Nezha

Li Xiaofeng’s debut feature Nezha, which is premiering in Busan’s New Currents competition, is a coming-of-age drama about the friendship between two teenage girls.

Tetsuya Nakashima

Tetsuya Nakashima, The World Of Kanako

Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima, known for films such as Confessions and Memories Of Matsuko, has brought The World Of Kanako to Busan’s Midnight Passion section.

Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Clare Stewart, Morten Tyldum

Clare Stewart, London Film Festival

Clare Stewart, director of BFI London Film Festival, tells Michael Rosser that a revamped programming approach is paying off.

Woo Ming Jin, The Second Life Of Thieves

Malaysian director Woo Ming Jin is in Busan to present his film The Second Life Of Thieves, which is making its world premiere in the Window on Asian Cinema section.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, The President

Iranian director-in-exile Mohsen Makhmalbaf has The President screening in the Gala Presentation section of this year’s BIFF, while Hassan Solhjou’s documentary Daddy’s School, about him and his filmmaking family, screens in Wide Angle.

Karl Spoerri

Karl Spoerri, Zurich Film Festival

Artistic director Karl Spoerri talks to Michael Rosser about big plans for Zurich Film Festival’s 10th anniversary, including a new festival centre

Mikkel Norgaard, The Absent One

The Fantastic Fest world premiere is a Danish crime thriller that offers a big scale and more complex topics than the first film in the Department Q series, The Keeper of Lost Causes.

Jose Luis Rebordinos

Jose Luis Rebordinos, San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos tells Juan Sarda about his ‘best selection’ yet, including an Antonio Banderas sci-fi film, international hits and Latin American gems

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CTBF: Charity begins at home

As the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) prepares to host a premiere event around Downton Abbey, CEO Richard Wilson talks to Michael Rosser about how the charity is adapting to changes in the industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Viggo Mortensen in Far From Men

Viggo Mortensen, Far From Men

In David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused of commiting a murder escape into the mountains during the Algerian war.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

October Gale

Myriad Pictures: breaking out

Kirk D’Amico, founder of Myriad Pictures, tells Jeremy Kay about the move into Canadian distribution and prestige productions in the pipeline

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Participant Media: game changers

As Participant Media celebrates 10 years and 55 films, Jeremy Kay talks to CEO Jim Berk about the company’s growth and further global expansion.

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.

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.

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.

Andrew Garfield, Ramin Bahrani and Michael Shannon in Venice

Ramin Bahrani: Cinema can't be an obsessive selfie

Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon talk about their detailed research for housing-crisis thriller 99 Homes, which receives its world premiere in Venice tonight (Aug 29)

Black Souls

Francesco Munzi, Black Souls

Francesco Munzi talks about the extensive research behind his Venice competition tilte Black Souls, about the Calabrian mafia.

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman, National Gallery

Boston-based 84-year-old Frederick Wiseman, who will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival tonight (Aug 29) is one of the greatest living documentary makers – and one of the most unobtrusive.

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.

Michel Hazanavicius Berenice Bejo

Michel Hazanavicius, The Search

The Oscar-winning director of The Artist talks about his latest film and shares his concerns that “there will be fewer movies than there used to be”.

Mirsad Purivatra, Sarajevo Film Festival

As the 20th edition gets underway, Sarajevo’s festival director talks to Screen about the birth of the festival during wartime and how it is looking beyond its borders for the future.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal: ‘I never thought I’d be a film actor’

The Mexican actor, producer and director discussed fun, friends and his future at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Yury Bykov

Yury Bykov, The Fool

LOCARNO: The Russian director of fesitval hit The Major talks about his new film The Fool, about one man’s 24-hour struggle against corrupt local officials.

All This Mayhem

Eddie Martin, All this Mayhem

How did two pro skateboarding brothers descend into drugs, detention and death? Screen spoke to Eddie Martin, director of documentary All This Mayhem, to find out.

Carlo Chatrain

Locarno 2014: Carlo Chatrian, artistic director

Carlo Chatrian, Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, talks to Louise Tutt about new talent, old faces and maintaining the festival’s vision.

John McNaughton

John McNaughton, The Harvest

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

Agnes Havas

Agnes Havas, Hungarian Film Fund

With Hungary having a huge presence at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Laurence Boyce talked to the CEO of the Hungarian Film Fund to find out about the current outlook for the country’s industry.

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Barbera talks Venice line-up

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera discusses the strong French and Italian presence in this year’s line-up, how festivals should be places of research and discovery and the ones that got away.

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.

Lia van Leer

Lia Van Leer

Lia van Leer, the very life and soul of the Israeli film industry, talks to Edna Fainaru about forging her own path, building the national film archive and launching Jerusalem Film Festival

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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