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Pedro Costa Interview (Horse Money)

The Portuguese director goes in-depth on his incredible latest feature, Horse Money: his intent behind the film (he “says too much” about its meaning), its production, critics writing about his films, and his thoughts on Jean-Luc Godard.

Peter Strickland Interview (The Duke of Burgundy)

The English filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed Berberian Sound Studio returns with The Duke of Burgundy, which explores a strange relationship between two women. We discuss the film’s musical structure, the unique editing strategy, and the film’s relationship with S&M.

Andrew Bujalski Interview (Computer Chess)

Andrew Bujalski is an American filmmaker who has played architect – however unintentionally – to mumblecore, a mode of filmmaking that has a continually expanding influence on American independent cinema. This can be found in Funny Ha Ha (2002) and Mutual Appreciation (2003), while still undergirding Beeswax (2009). Computer Chess (2013), his most ambitious film… Continue reading Andrew Bujalski Interview (Computer Chess)

Ruben Östlund Interview (Force Majeure)

Ruben Östlund is a Swedish filmmaker whose fiction films often explore group and individual behaviour in relation to societal expectations. These films include The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008) and Play (2011). Ruben was at TIFF 2014 to present his latest film, Force Majeure (Turist), which won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard… Continue reading Ruben Östlund Interview (Force Majeure)

Albert Serra Interview (The Story of My Death)

Albert Serra is a Spanish filmmaker whose four feature films have earned him such classifications as ‘Romanesque’ and even ‘Radical Classicist’. His breakthrough film, Honour of the Knights (2006), played Cannes and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Viennale, while his latest film, The Story of My Death, took the Golden Leopard at Locarno in… Continue reading Albert Serra Interview (The Story of My Death)

Lukas Moodysson Interview (We Are the Best!)

Lukas Moodysson is a Swedish director whose films are festival staples, gathering international attention and awards for titles like Show Me Love (1998), Together (2000) and Lilja 4-ever (2002). Lukas’ latest film, We Are the Best!, is based on a graphic novel by Coco Moodysson and follows three outcast teen girls who form a punk… Continue reading Lukas Moodysson Interview (We Are the Best!)

Ben Wheatley Interview (A Field in England)

Ben Wheatley is an English filmmaker who started in shorts, sketch, viral videos and animation, before transitioning to make four distinctly English, variably horrific features: Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England. Expertly weaving seemingly disparate genres, Wheatley’s films have a visceral immediacy that sometimes belies their formal complexity. With his latest… Continue reading Ben Wheatley Interview (A Field in England)

Frederick Wiseman Interview (At Berkeley)

Frederick Wiseman is a legendary documentary filmmaker, whose films of the last fifty years generally investigate a single institution each and include Titicut Follies, Hospital, Primate, Public Housing, and La danse. He would go on to make National Gallery and In Jackson Heights. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Wiseman… Continue reading Frederick Wiseman Interview (At Berkeley)

Corneliu Porumboiu Interview (When Evening Falls…)

Corneliu Porumboiu is a contemporary Romanian filmmaker, included in what critics have dubbed the Romanian New Wave. His debut feature, 12:08 East of Bucharest, won the Camera d’Or Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was followed by Police, Adjective, which won the festival’s Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section. Porumboiu would also… Continue reading Corneliu Porumboiu Interview (When Evening Falls…)

Ben Rivers & Ben Russell (A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness)

Ben Rivers is an English experimental filmmaker and artist whose work blends fiction and non-fiction, exploring themes of community, utopia, hermetic living and investigating spaces more broadly. His works include I Know Where I’m Going, Slow Action and Two Years at Sea, which won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the 68th Venice Film Festival.… Continue reading Ben Rivers & Ben Russell (A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness)