The Romanian filmmaker behind the Palme d’Or winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days returns with Graduation, which explores the intersection of corruption, family, education, generational ideals when a father attempts to secure the best academic future for his daughter through ethically compromised means that ratchet up tension in an increasingly thrilling narrative.
The Austrian filmmaker, who regularly works in the documentary mode, discusses The Dreamed Ones, a narrative film that metatextually stages the correspondences between authors Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann during their romance.
The Portuguese filmmaker tells us about his latest: a quasi-western shot in anamorphic widescreen following one man’s bird watching trip through the pressures of nature, mysterious cultural rites, and a bricolage of mythologies that transform him.
The Berlin School filmmaker returns with The Dreamed Path, the story of two couples’ relationships in two different time periods, presented in minimal, emotionally charged scenes that are linked intuitively – even mysteriously – across the two paths.
The legendary American filmmaker, critic and artist Jonas Mekas discusses I Had Nowhere to Go, his provocative collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon that is based upon Mekas’ diaries beginning in World War II.
The Belgian director discusses Alléluia, starring Laurent Lucas and Lola Dueñas, based on the same true story as The Honeymoon Killers, and the final chapter of his horror trilogy that contains Calvaire and Alléluia.
The director discusses his latest film, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, his work on commercials influencing his feature films, themes that recur through his work, and the difference between his indie films and those with bigger budgets.